Need a DMV appointment online? We've crunched the numbers for you.

If you need to go the Department of Motor Vehicles, this info should help. First off, at the moment, the numbers we crunched are only for California. Secondly, this page covers a few different things, including wait times at the DMV without an appointment, wait times to actually getting an appointment, and tips to booking DMV appointments online.

Best piece of advice: Book DMV appointments online

If you decide to skip the (very interesting) data below, remember one thing: We highly recommend booking a DMV appointment online and considering an express appointment when getting an appointment.

There are a couple dozen DMVs where you wait over a month for an appointment

If you've ever tried to book a DMV appointment online, you've probably gotten a date that's weeks away. In fact, we crunched the numbers a year ago too that showed the same thing. Take a look at the average time to get an appointment in the Bay Area and Los Angeles... 👉

San Francisco Bay Area Wait Times

We included 15 Bay Area DMV's in our Bay analysis. All but 4 of them had average wait of over a month. For example, if you went on the California DMV website today and requested a San Francisco appointment, on average, that appointment would be 35.7 days away. This is based on tens of thousands of appointments booked by YoGov since January 2018 and is the latest average. Updated May 6 2018

Wait Time in Days, DMV Appointment Online, SF Bay Area

Los Angeles Area Wait Times

We included 16 Los Angeles Area DMV's in our LA analysis. ALL of them had waits over 25 days. Updated May 6 2018

Wait Time in Days, DMV Appointment Online, Los Angeles Area

 

 

How to get faster DMV appointments?

Here are a few tips to help out. First off, don't go wait in line if you don't have to. We publish wait times without an appointment and they are bad. You're typically looking at 2-3 hours or more, depending on the location and time of day. You can try our free booking service, and we'll even send you info and reminders. Alternatively, if you know you want an appointment within a week, you can try our express option.

Alturas DMV

1 DAY

Arleta DMV

26 DAYS

Auburn DMV

26 DAYS

Bakersfield DMV

24 DAYS

Banning DMV

26 DAYS

Barstow DMV

20 DAYS

Bell Gardens DMV

29 DAYS

Bellflower DMV

26 DAYS

Bishop DMV

18 DAYS

Blythe DMV

11 DAYS

Capitola DMV

29 DAYS

Carmichael DMV

32 DAYS

Chico DMV

24 DAYS

Chula Vista DMV

22 DAYS

Clovis DMV

22 DAYS

Coalinga DMV

19 DAYS

Colusa DMV

22 DAYS

Compton DMV

27 DAYS

Concord DMV

32 DAYS

Corte Madera DMV

37 DAYS

Costa Mesa DMV

24 DAYS

Crescent City DMV

22 DAYS

Culver City DMV

26 DAYS

Daly City DMV

36 DAYS

Davis DMV

25 DAYS

Delano DMV

20 DAYS

El Cajon DMV

24 DAYS

El Centro DMV

14 DAYS

El Cerrito DMV

30 DAYS

El Monte DMV

29 DAYS

Eureka DMV

18 DAYS

Fairfield DMV

29 DAYS

Folsom DMV

29 DAYS

Fontana DMV

21 DAYS

Fort Bragg DMV

27 DAYS

Fremont DMV

32 DAYS

Fresno DMV

23 DAYS

Fullerton DMV

24 DAYS

Glendale DMV

35 DAYS

Hawthorne DMV

31 DAYS

Hayward DMV

28 DAYS

Hemet DMV

23 DAYS

Hollywood DMV

27 DAYS

Indio DMV

12 DAYS

Inglewood DMV

28 DAYS

Laguna Hills DMV

30 DAYS

Lancaster DMV

27 DAYS

Lincoln Park DMV

27 DAYS

Long Beach DMV

28 DAYS

Los Angeles DMV

27 DAYS

Los Gatos DMV

32 DAYS

Madera DMV

27 DAYS

Modesto DMV

24 DAYS

Napa DMV

30 DAYS

Novato DMV

39 DAYS

Oakland Claremont DMV

29 DAYS

Oakland Coliseum DMV

26 DAYS

Oceanside DMV

32 DAYS

Oxnard DMV

18 DAYS

Palm Springs DMV

21 DAYS

Paradise DMV

28 DAYS

Pasadena DMV

29 DAYS

Petaluma DMV

35 DAYS

Pittsburg DMV

27 DAYS

Placerville DMV

27 DAYS

Pleasanton DMV

31 DAYS

Rancho Cucamonga DMV

29 DAYS

Redwood City DMV

36 DAYS

Riverside DMV

21 DAYS

Sacramento DMV

31 DAYS

Salinas DMV

22 DAYS

San Bernardino DMV

15 DAYS

San Diego DMV

26 DAYS

San Diego Clairemont DMV

25 DAYS

San Francisco DMV

36 DAYS

San Jose DMV

33 DAYS

San Luis Obispo DMV

18 DAYS

San Marcos Rancheros DMV

25 DAYS

San Mateo DMV

35 DAYS

San Pedro Clairemont DMV

29 DAYS

San Ysidro DMV

22 DAYS

Santa Barbara DMV

21 DAYS

Santa Clara DMV

33 DAYS

Santa Monica DMV

29 DAYS

Santa Rosa DMV

28 DAYS

Simi Valley DMV

28 DAYS

Stockton DMV

26 DAYS

Temecula DMV

27 DAYS

Thousand Oaks DMV

37 DAYS

Torrance DMV

31 DAYS

Truckee DMV

24 DAYS

Vacaville DMV

27 DAYS

Vallejo DMV

31 DAYS

Van Nuys DMV

36 DAYS

Walnut Creek DMV

36 DAYS

West Covina DMV

29 DAYS