Top 5 Ways to Save Time at the DMV

1. MyDMV Top ↑

The best way to save time at the DMV is to avoid going there at all! The DMV offers two dozen online services and you can access most of them from one place - your MyDMV account. Here are just a few of the things you can do online:

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See Online Services to find out what you can do online. Sign up for MyDMV today!

2. Kiosks Top ↑


With 38 locations, there's a "DMV in a Box" near you in a DMV office, a supermarket or another partner locations. No bank account? Kiosks at DMV offices take cash.

Kiosks offer:

The vehicle registration/decal and driver history reports are printed on the spot. See Kiosks for more details and locations.

3. Mail Top ↑

If you can't do it online, you may be able to do it by mail. Most of the transactions listed above can be completed using paper forms and payment by check or money order.

Here are a few other transactions that can be completed by mail:

See the Forms page or the individual pages for these transactions for forms and other information.

4. Have the Right Information Top ↑

Sometimes you have to visit the DMV in person but make sure you only have to come in once. Get the right forms and all of the documents you need to complete the transaction. Here are some specific tips:

Read this website carefully and Contact Us before you come in to make sure you are ready to go and only have to visit the DMV once.

5. Use Dash Pass Top ↑

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You don't have to go into the DMV and wait. Check in with Dash Pass and we will send you text messages or call you to let you know where you are in line.

At larger DMV offices, you must check in first at the office first and have our technicians review your transaction to make sure you're ready. You can them leave and come back. Dash Pass notifies you when your turn is approaching.

Carson City and several rural offices offer Dash Pass remote check in using your cell phone or computer wherever you are.

Appointments using Dash Pass are under development! Watch for an announcement soon.