DMV Appointments in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) lets you make appointments for certain DMV services, meaning you'll no longer have to spend all day waiting at the DMV. Keep reading for more information about the types of VA DMV appointments you can make, how to make them, and what you should bring when visiting your local DMV office branch.

Keep in mind that you can completely avoid a trip to the DMV by taking advantage of the driver and vehicle online services offered by the state.

Types of Virginia DMV Appointments

You can schedule the following types of Virginia DMV appointments ahead of time:

  • Road skills test for:
    • Commercial driver license (CDL).
    • Motorcycle license (for bikes with 3 wheels).
  • Rebuilt vehicle inspection.

How to Make a VA DMV Appointment

When you'd like to make a CDL road skills testing appointment, contact the nearest VA DMV administering the exam. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, call the CDL testing location you're scheduled at as soon as possible. Should you miss your CDL testing appointment without giving prior notice, the Department of Motor Vehicles will charge you a non-refundable fee of $50.

If you need to make an appointment for a motorcycle driving exam (3 wheels), you'll have to call one of the participating DMV testing offices directly.

Finally, if you want to schedule a rebuilt vehicle inspection appointment, you'll need to mail the documents listed below to the following address:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Branding Work Center
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269

Required documents are:

A Virginia DMV Special Agent will get in touch with you about making the appointment, after receiving the proper documentation (listed above).

What to Bring to the VA DMV

Don't waste your time with extra trips to the DMV! Make sure you have all the necessary materials for your particular type of appointment, before leaving the house. Take a look at our guides, which outline what you'll need to bring to the following Virginia DMV office visits:


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