How to request an appointment at DMV Texas

How do I get an appointment at the Texas DMV? If you are a new Texas resident, you may need to consider some of the processes and paperwork necessary to keep your vehicle’s documents in order, as well as the driver’s documents in order.

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the office in charge of processing driver’s license, vehicle and related paperwork in the state of Texas.

You can schedule a DMV Texas appointment online, by phone or in person at an office near you.

Request an appointment at DMV Texas

Steps to request an appointment at DMV Texas.

  1. Log in from the Texas DMV at
  2. Choose from Online Services, Driver’s License/ID, Vehicle Sales, Titles or Registrations.
  3. You can also Schedule an appointment for driver license or ID card related services.
  4. You can schedule an appointment, exam, renew your license, ID card, request a duplicate, make changes or payments.
  5. However, you can also check the hours of operation and access phone numbers.
  6. Some Texas DMV offices will be able to assist you in person, others from telephone services.

At DMV Texas, an appointment-only reservation system has been implemented for certain required in-person transactions that cannot be completed online, by phone or by mail.

Best times to visit the Texas DMV

Here are some tips on the best times to visit the Texas DMV.

  • Afternoons tend to be busier than mornings
  • The middle of the week tends to have shorter waits than Monday and Friday
  • The Texas DMV office starts the lunch break around noon, which leaves fewer employees. Try to avoid the lunch hour if possible.
  • Make sure you have enough time to finish your paperwork, especially if you are obtaining a permit or taking a road test.

What to do at DMV Texas

DMV Texas is adding more and more online services so you can get things done without having to visit a physical office for an appointment. You can renew your vehicle registration, replace your license and more online.

Online services

Before you visit a Texas DMV driver’s license office, you may want to check out online services. The DMV offers these online services to make things faster and easier.

Here are some of the services you will be able to perform at DMV Texas online appointments.

Driver’s license and ID renewal options

New Texas driver’s license or ID

Driver registration

Make an appointment at the local driver’s license office

Driver education for teens and adults

Driver’s license and drivers

What to Bring to Your Texas DMV Appointment

If you are applying for a driver’s license or a travel ID (a REAL ID compliant license or ID) in Texas, you will need to bring some documents with you to your Texas DMV appointment. If you have all of your documents with you, your visit will go faster and smoother. Documents include:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence, such as a passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of social security number, such as a social security card or W-2 form
  • Two documents proving Texas residency, such as a utility bill or lease.

All documents must be originals and stamped if necessary.

Texas DMV Offices

As you may know, the Texas DMV is an office dedicated to serving anyone who wishes to process their vehicle, driver’s license or identification card documents throughout the state.

  • The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) headquarters is located at:
  • 5805 North Lamar Blvd
  • Austin, TX 78752-4431
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 4087 Austin, TX
  • Texas DMV Phone: 78773-0001