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DMV Guide: Everything You Need to Know For Your State

What is commonly known as the Department of Motor Vehicles, actually has different names depending on your state. In Florida, it's called the FLHSMV, the Florida Highway Safety, and Motor Vehicles, while in Ohio it's the BMV, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. But the acronym that is most used is the DMV.

The DMV can be a tricky place to navigate with all of its paperwork, lines, and office locations. We here at Aceable have made a guide to make understanding the DMV and the process of getting your drivers license easier. Let us help you find the DMV office closest to you. We also have practice tests for your drivers permit test and drivers licenses test. Plus guides for less common, but very important topics, such as changing your name or gender on your license.

Our DMV State Guides

California DMV

We wrote guides to explain the various services that the California DMV offers, such as getting your drivers license, and registering or replacing your lost registration. We also wrote guides on changing your gender on your CA license and how to register to be an organ donor.

Texas DMV & DPS

Texas actually has both a DMV and a DPS. The Texas DMV, Department of Motor Vehicles, is in charge of vehicles. Meaning that they issue registrations and titles for your car. The Texas DPS, Department of Public Safety is in charge of public safety. That means that they issue drivers licenses and permits as well as enforce the rules of the road. We wrote guides to help navigate between these two agencies.

Nevada DMV

The Nevada DMV handles everything to do with the road. From issuing drivers licenses and drivers license tests to vehicle registration and title. The Nevada DMV is pretty technologically advanced, you can actually use a kiosk for most renewals.

Florida FLHSMV

In Florida, the DMV is actually called the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, FLHSMV for short. It serves the same role that a DMV in any other state serves. It Issues your license or permit, registers your vehicle, and handles almost anything car or driving-related in Florida. Including changing your name and gender on your license.

Ohio BMV

The Ohio BMV, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, is the same as the DMV, Department of Motor Vehicles, in any other state. It’s the place to be when you need to replace, renew or get your license. As well as the place for anything related to vehicle title and car registration.

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Saturday Hours and Services at the DMV

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.

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What You Need to Bring to the DMV to Get Your California Drivers License

The time has come! You’ve done the hard work of taking driver's ed courses, getting your permit, completing in-car lessons, and practicing on your own. But your hard work won’t pay off if you aren’t properly prepared for your appointment. 

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Trending DMV Topics

There are many common reasons that you’d need to head to the DMV. Let us help you tackle the most common questions or reasons. What should you bring? Where do you go?

Whether you’re in Texas, California, Florida, or beyond, Aceable has the information you need to make your trip to the DMV an easy one.

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