The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

There can be quite a bit of confusion and misinformation with walk-in wait times at California DMV's: just when is the best time to visit? And how long can the waits actually be? We decided to crunch the numbers to understand exactly how long people have to wait at when walking into DMV's across California. We put together charts that help explain this based on thousands of wait times collected from 11/28 to 12/2 in 2016. Here's what we learned. Be sure to read to the end to learn how to cut down on your DMV wait times completely. Also, above all else, book an appointment to cut down on your wait time! Yes, California DMV wait times can be over 3 hours Of the thousands of average California DMV wait times we collected throughout the week at around 40 California DMV locations, we can confidently say this: There are some very unfortunate wait times. In the chart below, we put together the longest 20...
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Wait Times at the DMV Explained: Why it Feels Like Torture

Wait Times at the DMV Explained: Why it Feels Like Torture

In 2012, the NYTimes published a story titled "Why Waiting is Torture". We have taken a look at the science behind waiting and expectations based on this NYTimes article, why the DMV feels like one of the worst culprits, and how you can avoid this torture completely. "Why Waiting is Torture" According to Alex Stone, who wrote this NYTimes Opinion piece in 2012, "the experience of waiting, whether for luggage or groceries, is defined only partly by the objective length of the wait". His example was this: Some years ago, Houston airport executives were receiving a large amount of complaints about waiting at baggage claim. When the Executives analyzed the data, they found that on average, passengers spent 1 minute getting from their arrival gate to baggage claim. At baggage claim, the spent an average of 7 minutes waiting for their bags. The solution: The airport moved the arrival gates further away from baggage claim. Instead of waiting at baggage claim, passengers spent that idle time...
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Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Real-Time DMV Wait Times

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. If you can wait, we strongly recommend making an appointment so you can save up to 2-3 hours of wait time. Our express appointment service also helps you get an appointment within 3-4 weeks for a small fee, saving you time.   How Quickly Do You Need To Go To the DMV?  ✅ Today? Check out wait time averages. You might be waiting 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 express appointment (most popular) so you skip the line entirely. Bay Area DMV Wait Times Oakland Claremont DMV Wait Time Oakland - Coliseum DMV Wait Time San Francisco DMV Wait Time San Mateo DMV Wait Time Daly City DMV Wait Time Hayward DMV Wait Time Redwood City DMV Wait Time Fremont DMV Wait Time Pleasanton DMV Wait Time Santa Clara DMV Wait Time San Jose DMV Wait...
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