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DMV Appointments In North Carolina

North Carolina DMV Appointments

Before you make a trip to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), see if you can schedule an appointment in advance.

You can make an appointment to complete any of the following tasks (and more):

REAL ID Appointment Requirements

Vehicle Registrations Appointment Requirements

North Carolina Drivers License Appointment Requirements

Going to DMV In Person

Schedule your appointment by using the NC DMV’s online scheduling system.


  • Select the type of appointment you need.
  • Choose the location.
  • Pick a date and time.
  • Provide your name, phone number, and email address.

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NC DMV Online Services

Many common DMV tasks can be completed without having to set foot in a DMV office. For example, you can use the North Carolina DMV’s online portal to:

Best Times to Visit the North Carolina DMV

If you do have to visit a North Carolina licensing office, choosing the right time for your trip can make a big difference in regards to the length of time you’ll spend there.

Consider avoiding:

  • Mondays and Fridays. The middle of the week is usually less crowded.
  • The first and last days of the month.
  • The lunch hour and evenings. It’s also important to give yourself enough time to complete your transaction (e.g. taking an exam).
  • The days immediately before or after a holiday.

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