The Department of Motor Vehicles, or equivalent in most locations, is a busy place almost always filled with customers and long lines. Because of this, and because it can be difficult for many people to find time during the work week to do business with the DMV, many offices are now open on Saturdays.
Saturday Hours at the DMV
Not all DMV field offices are open on Saturday, but many DMV transactions can be done at any field office. So, if the office closest to you does not open on Saturday, check with other nearby offices to find one that does.
Some DMV locations which are open on Saturday are only open during limited hours, such as from 8 AM to noon. However, others maintain regular 8 AM to 5 PM business hours on Saturday as well as all days during the week, excepting Sunday. Some field offices even have extended evening or early morning hours on weekdays, opening a 7 AM or staying open beyond 5 PM.
DMV Services Available on Saturdays
Depending on the field office, not all services may be available on Saturdays. For example, many DMV field offices do not offer driver road tests, vehicle inspections, or commercial driver services on Saturday.
However, you can go into a DMV field office on a Saturday to:
- renew a drivers license
- report a change of address or other information
- renew vehicle registration
- take a drivers license written exam
- pay fees.
You can also schedule an appointment in advance for a Saturday visit to DMV, potentially saving yourself hours of wait time when you arrive. DMV strongly urges customers to make appointments by calling the office or going online. You can make an appointment up to 90 days in advance at many DMV locations.
When you make an appointment, arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time to avoid any delays in receiving service when you get there.
Other Ways to Do DMV Transactions
You do not always have to go in person to a DMV office to conduct business there. In many cases, you can renew a drivers license, renew a vehicle registration, pay a fee, or report a change of address or other personal information:
- by mail
- through an approved third-party vendor such as an Auto Club.
Online services often include drivers license and ID card renewals, vehicle registration renewals, ordering personalized license plates, and requesting vehicle and driver reports.
Because DMV offices around the country have experienced significant increases in wait-times in recent years, many DMV field offices now also have kiosks inside their offices where you can use a computer screen to conduct business without waiting in the regular line.
The best way to find out about Saturday hours and services at a DMV field office is to contact the office directly by phone or by visiting their website online.