DMV Appointments in Washington DC
The Washington D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) offers an online road skills test appointment scheduling system. Before you visit a branch office save yourself time by booking an appointment first. Please read the sections below for more details.
For all other driver and vehicle related services at the DC DMV you must wait in line. 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.
The DC DMV offers an online road skills test appointment scheduling system to make an appointment for a road skills test when applying for a regular, motorcycle or commercial driver's license (CDL). Please note that there is a fee for each test taken. If you fail the road skills test, you cannot re-test until 72 hours after the first test.
If you wish, you can call the DC DMV Customer Service Center at 311 or (202) 737-4404 to make an appointment for your road skills test.
Canceling Your Road Skills Test Appointment
You can cancel your road skills test appointment within two business days by calling the DC DMV Call Center at 311 or (202) 737-4404. If you fail to cancel your test within 48 hours, you will be charged a $30 cancellation fee.
If you must pay a visit to your DC DMV, 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