How to request an appointment at DMV Utah

How do I get an appointment at the Utah DMV? If you are a new Utah 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 own.

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

You can schedule a DMV Utah appointment online, over the phone or in person at an office near you.

Request an appointment at DMV Utah

Steps to request DMV Appointments Utah online.

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

At DMV Utah, 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 address the Utah DMV

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

  • Afternoons tend to be busier than mornings
  • The middle of the week tends to have shorter waits than Monday and Friday
  • The Utah 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’re getting a permit or taking a road test.

What to do at DMV Utah

DMV Utah 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.

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

  • Schedule an appointment
  • Renew your driver’s license
  • Duplicate Driver License
  • CDL Commercial License
  • Vehicle title
  • Forms and Driver’s Manuals

Obtaining Real ID in Utah

Under the Real ID Act of 2005, minimum security standards were established for issuing and producing licenses and identification cards in all states.

As of May 3, 2023, all individuals must carry a REAL ID license to access certain federal buildings, enter nuclear facilities, and board commercial flights within the United States.

  • To obtain your real ID in Utah, you can renew your license or identification card online for a new real ID.
  • If you have not previously been issued a Utah driver’s license or ID, go to a Utah DMV office.
  • Schedule an appointment at a DMV service center to obtain your Utah Real ID.

What to bring to your Utah DMV appointment

If you are applying for a driver’s license or travel ID (a REAL ID-compliant license or ID) in Utah, you will need to bring some documents with you to your Utah 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 your Utah residency, such as a utility bill or lease.

All documents must be originals and stamped if necessary.