DMV Appointments in Iowa

Because Department of Transportation (DOT) office can get busy, is is recommended that you make an appointment if appointments are available to you. Also, keep in mind that some DOT offices require you to make an appointment for certain services, such as taking a driver's test.

Suggested Times to Visit the Iowa DOT

If you must pay a visit to your Iowa DOT, 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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