Want to minimize the time you spend at the DMV? We've researched the busiest and slowest times to help you better plan your trip.
The longest wait times at the DMV:
- During the lunch hour. - Mondays and Fridays. - The beginning and end of the month when people are trying to renew expiring registrations. - Right before or after a holiday.
When are the shortest wait times at the DMV?
- Mid-morning and mid-afternoon - The middle of the week. Wednesdays and Thursday are usually slower than Tuesdays. - The middle of the month. - During bad weather - no one wants to drive in the rain to then sit at the DMV.
Basically, if you go on a rainy Thursday morning at about 10 am in the middle of the month, you should be golden. But no guarantees, because it is the DMV.