Best Times to Visit a DMV Office

When planning for a trip to the DMV, consider the best times to avoid long waits.

  • Mornings are generally less crowded than afternoons. 
  • Mid-week is less crowded than Mondays or Fridays.
  • Any day before or after a holiday will likely be more crowded.
  • The first and last days of the month are often busy with customers conducting last minute business.
  • DMV staff often go on lunch break starting around noon, leaving a reduced crew.  Try to avoid the lunch hour.
  • Be sure to arrive with plenty of time before closing to complete your transaction.  This is especially important if you need to be complete a written test or road test.
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Going to DMV In Person

If you need other services from the DMV you must visit a branch office.  You can find a map of DMV offices by clicking here.

To apply for a Vermont driver license or permit, you must present several required documents. 

  • Identity and date of birth – with an original, certified birth certificate or a valid US passport.  These documents will also prove your lawful status in the United States.
  • Social Security number – Use your Social Security card, W-2 form or pay stub showing the Social Security number.
  • Proof of Vermont residency – You will need two pieces of mail showing name and address.

Scheduling DMV Appointments and Other Online Services

Vermont DMV Appointments

Save time at the DMV in Vermont by scheduling an appointment to take a driving test.  Many other functions can also completed online through Vermont’s DMV express.  You may be able to skip an entire trip to the DMV office by following the links to complete certain transactions.