DMV Appointments in Arizona
At this time, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) does not offer any online scheduling services. Keep in mind not all tasks require an in-person visit to a branch office; find out which online services you can take care of from your own computer.
When applying for an Arizona driver's license, tests are typically handled on a "first come, first served" basis. However, you the MVD is now accepting appointments for road test, but you may only set an appointment at an MVD location.
You must arrive at the MVD before 3 pm if you need to take a road test. If you need to schedule a verbal written test, you can do so by appointment. Simply call your nearest branch during office hours.
Those applying for an AZ commercial driver's license (CDL) can test at either an MVD CDL office or at an authorized third-party office. If you choose to test through the state, be aware some MVD offices require applicants to make an appointment for the road/skills test. Certain state offices might also require applicants to make an appointment to retake the written test if they don't pass, or if they're transferring a CDL from another state. Check with a particular branch using our ADOT office finder.
If you're applying for a CDL at an office outside of the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, you must certainly schedule an appointment to take the knowledge test.
If you must pay a visit to ADOT, go during low-traffic times. The following suggestions could save you time standing in line.
Shortest Wait Time
- Before the lunch hour (usually noon)
- During the middle of the week (Tuesday through Thursday)
- During the middle of the month
Longest Wait Times
- During the lunch hour (starting at noon)
- On the first and last day of the week that the office is open (Monday and Friday for most)
- During the first or last week of the month
- On the day before or just following a holiday
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