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DMV Appointments in North Carolina

Time-saving appointments for certain driver and vehicle services can be made through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Keep reading for more information regarding the types of appointments you can make, how to make them, and what you should bring to your local DMV office visit.

Thanks to the internet you may also be able to accomplish what you need without ever having to leave home. Check out the online services conveniently provided by the state, and you might be able to avoid a trip to the NC DMV altogether.

Types of North Carolina DMV Appointments

The NC Division of Motor Vehicles allows you to schedule appointments ahead of time for:

  • Road skills test for:
    • Standard (Class C) license.
    • Motorcycle license.
    • Commercial driver's license (CDL).
  • North Carolina driver license:
    • Renewal.
    • Replacement.
  • New NC identification card.

How to Make a NC DMV Appointment

With the exception of CDL road skills tests, you can make appointments for all the services listed above* by calling your local DMV office branch.

If you'd like to make an appointment for a CDL road exam, you'll need to contact one of the participating NC DMV commercial testing offices, found in the commercial driver manual.

* NOTE: Motorcycle road test appointments can only be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday..

What to Bring to the NC DMV

When the day of your appointment arrives, make sure you're fully prepared with all the required materials for your DMV visit. Our guides outline exactly what you'll need to bring, for the following North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles appointments:

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