DMV Appointments in Texas

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Texas may be the Lone Star State, but the winding lines at the Department of Public Safety (Tx DPS) are anything but solitary. Save yourself the frustration of a long wait and set yourself up for success by scheduling your trip there ahead of time.

Types of TX DPS Appointments

The Texas DPS currently ONLY allows residents to schedule skills test appointments for:

  • Standard driver's licenses.
  • Commercial driver's licenses (CDLs).

Not scheduling a skills test?

Currently, you can ONLY make appointments for skills tests. All other tasks are handled in person on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also use the "Get In Line, Online" service to find an estimated time when you will be helped!

"Get In Line, Online" Service

The DPS now also offers a service called "Get In Line, Online." While this is NOT an appointment scheduler, it does essentially save you a virtual spot in line, giving you an estimated time for when you would be served.

How to Make a DPS Appointment

To schedule a driver's license or CDL skills exam:

  • Visit the DPS' online scheduler service.
  • Enter your information into the input fields.
  • Follow the prompts to choose your preferred appointment options.

If you're NOT taking a driving skills test, either utilize the Get In Line, Online service or visit your nearest location on a first-time, first-served basis.

You can also call the TX DPS at (512) 424-2600 with any additional questions.

What to Bring to the Texas DPS

Make sure the time you save by pre-planning your trip isn't undone by forgetting to bring something with you. Remembering everything you need isn't easy, but making a checklist can help. You can refer to a number of our handy guides to help you figure out what you'll need when:

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