Updated September 2020
Want real-time wait times for the California DMV offices?
Select the California DMV office you're interested in to find out the average wait times with and without an appointment. A typical wait time is 2-3 hours minimum at most California DMVs. We strongly recommend making an appointment to save hours of waiting.
How quickly do you need to go to the DMV?
Today? Check out wait time averages. You might be waiting for several hours.
Within a few days? Check out our line concierge service to save you 3-4 hours of waiting
Within a few weeks? Book an appointment (most popular) so you skip the line entirely.
More Helpful California DMV Information
- Check Bay Area DMV Wait Times
- Check Los Angeles DMV Wait Times
- Check San Diego DMV Wait Times
- Check Sacramento Area DMV Wait Times
- Check Other Area Wait Times
- About these California DMV Wait Times
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Still want more California DMV information?
Check out our dedicated California DMV page with information on renewals, registration, road test, driver's license, transferring from out-of-state, and more!
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About California DMV Wait Times
If you're looking for current DMV wait times, click on the DMV location near you to learn more. Our DMV wait times are based on historical data and current DMV wait times vary by season, day of week, and time of day. Our recommendation for the fastest DMV wait time is actually to make an express DMV appointment or get a line waiting concierge for a DMV near you.
Looking for DMV wait times for other states?
If you're outside California and looking for the shortest DMV wait times near you, check out our DMV states page to find your state.
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