Need a DMV appointment in California?

Here's your ultimate guide to getting a California DMV appointment. But in short, the California DMV has made many of their services now available online.

If you do need to go into a local California DMV here are 3 tips:

  1. DO make an appointment. Walk-in appointments take a long time. You can get help with a California DMV appointment here, alternatively you can search the CA DMV website too.
  2. CHECK to see if you can do what you need done online. Again, you can do that on the CA DMV website or you can get help here via Skip.
  3. If you do need to go in without an appointment, try to go in the middle of the week and consider later in the day before closing.

Get California DMV Appointment

New information about the California DMV Appointments

The California DMV has recently updated their website. This is in part response to the coronavirus pandemic. They have made more services available online. However, some things, like road tests, permit tests, and Real ID visits, still need to be made in person. Other things like renewing car registration or licenses can mostly be done online. There are exceptions to this.

Get Specific Information about the California DMV

Check out our ultimate guides for specific DMV needs in California on our California DMV page. This includes driver's license, road test, permit test, car registration, car title, Real ID, and more information on how to get a California DMV appointment quickly and easily.