Quick Answer: Which DMV In Southern California Has The Shortest Wait Time?

What is the least busy day at the DMV?

Avoid the day before or after a holiday: The days right before or after a holiday are traditionally busy because the DMV was closed for a day.

Don’t go on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays: For many DMV offices, your best bet for fast service is to hit up the office on Wednesday or Thursday..

Can I get California Real ID at AAA?

Can I get a Real ID at AAA? No. Although AAA offers vehicle title and registration services at many branches, you cannot get a Real ID at AAA.

What is the best time to walk into DMV?

Alternatively, the best times to go to the DMV are during the week, mid to late afternoon, when most people are working. Going in the middle of the month can also save you some time, as many drivers flood the DMV at the beginning and end of the month to get their license renewed.

Why is California DMV so bad?

The DMV in California is slow for 3 reasons: (1) There are not enough DMV offices for the larger urban areas, causing crowding and long lines. I had to get the new ‘RealID’ license and drove 30 miles to a rural DMV office I had used the DMV appointment system to get an appointment at. There was a 3 person line.

Does California DMV accept walk ins?

How to Replace or Renew Your Driver’s License in California. Currently, only four offices accept walk-ins as well as appointments; the rest are by appointment only. You can make an appointment online or by calling the DMV at 1-800-777-0133.

Can you go to California DMV without an appointment?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles Offices are open and providing service to customers with appointments and others as time and space allow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most DMV tasks can be taken care of without an office visit.

Can I make an appointment at the Texas DMV?

All driver license and identification card services are available for you to schedule. In addition to this, the appointment scheduler will also advise you if you are eligible to complete the service online at https://texas.gov/ without visiting a driver license office.

What is the best time to go to the DMV in California?

If you want to get in and out of the DMV in the shortest time possible, go: Bright and early when the DMV opens. Before the lunch hour, before noon. During the middle of the week (Tuesday-Thursday)

Do they retake your picture for real ID?

If you don’t have a real ID, and you are converting your license to real ID, they will take your photo. They did for when I upgraded to REAL ID as a replacement. Yes you will need a new picture. Other than that it, just apply online and bring in your documentation with the confirmation code.

Which DMV in California has the shortest wait time?

The shortest waits can be found in Alturas, near the Modoc National Forest in Northern California. With or without an appointment, most people waited only two minutes to be served. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays have the shortest wait times.

Which DMV in Orange County is the least busy?

Laguna and Santa Ana might be closer to purgatory. Even as of right now, it has the lowest non-appointment wait time in the county per the DMV’s website.

How much does a real ID cost in California?

All driver licenses, including REAL ID driver licenses, cost $35 and ID cards cost $30. For more information about REAL ID, visit REALID.dmv.ca.gov.

Is CA Real ID mandatory?

No. A REAL ID driver license or identification card is optional. A REAL ID is needed if: You wish to continue to use your driver license or identification card to board domestic flights within the U.S.

Can I get a real ID online in California?

The best time to apply for your REAL ID is when your driver license is up for renewal. The DMV encourages you to apply within 60 days of your expiration date and to make an appointment up to 90 days in advance. Make sure to fill out your application in advance online at eDLapp.dmv.ca.gov.