DMV Near Me

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Find DMV Near Me

Are you looking to find the DMV closest to your location? Distance is no longer an issue. Simply do a quick search and you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re renewing your license, getting your vehicle registration, or any other details handled, knowing where to find a convenient location is the first step.

What services are available at the DMV?

  • Apply for or renew your driver’s license
  • Get state ID
  • Take a written test prior to getting your license, to make sure the important information you learned via the courses has stayed with you
  • Take your road test, a necessity to acquire your license
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Apply for disabled parking tags
  • Apply for vehicle titling and license plats
  • Testing for your CDL (commercial driving license)

DMV Hours

Hours of Operation

Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
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FAQs

DMV is an abbreviation for “Department of Motor Vehicles”, which is a state-level government agency responsible for vehicle licensing and registration.

DMV is a generic term used by many, but not all states. You’re most likely to interact with them when applying for or renewing your license, or to register your vehicles.

Depending on which DMV you’ll be using, you’ll find their contact information after doing a search. You’ll want to work directly with the DMV you’ll be visiting.

When you go to their site, if it’s not on the main page, look for “contact” or “about us” sections, which usually list important details like their phone number, address, and hours.

If you are from the state or a foreigner with a student, exchange, investment or legal resident visa, you can apply for your driver’s license with the following documents:

You’ll need to bring in proof of your identity. That means that it shows your name, date of birth, and your residence. But, that’s not enough. They’ve tightened the regulations and there are now 6 points of identification you need to show. There is a list on the official DMV for the state of New York, here.

Here are the steps to use when completing your license application form.

  1. Completely fill out the driver’s license application form.
  2. Make an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  3. Depending on the state, you may be asked for your social security number or other documentation. This helps them determine your identity and real name. For foreigners, you’ll need your I-94 card or Green card.
  4. Proof of residence or other certificate indicating your address.
  5. Make the payment for the application.
  6. Have your official picture taken by the DMV.
  7. Pass the vision and driving test. (Even if you have a license issued in another country, you’ll still need to pass the driving test. Also, be aware that the driving test may require you to make another appointment.)
  8. Once the driving evaluation is approved, you will be given a provisional/temporary permit. This temp. license is valid for 90 days. Your official license will be issued after that period.  

Also, if you’ve changed your name due to marriage or divorce, you’ll need to show the progression of name change with official documents.

A commercial driving test tests your ability to operate a heavy, commercial vehicle. You need a special license called a CDL (commercial driving license). 

commercial license is needed to operate a vehicle having a vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 26,000 pounds or more. Another instance is if you’ll be driving a vehicle that carries 16 or more passengers.

The prices of the real ID and ID cards differ. While the real ID cost $35, the ID cards cost $30. This is subject to change. Always check with your DMV before arriving so you have the proper amount.

It varies per state and the type of driver license class. You’ll need to check locally with your DMV, as each sets their own rates.

 

Interestingly, the license and driving fees vary from state to state. Some will not have a cost, others charge for it. Again, you’ll need to check your local DMV to get the correct answer.  

The road test takes roughly 25 to 30 minutes. Factor in additional time for paperwork, or waiting, as there may be multiple appointments taking place that day. Also, be sure to arrive 15 minutes early.