Schedule a Nevada DMV Appointment Faster

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Schedule a Nevada DMV appointment fast and easy

Booking an appointment at the Nevada DMV can be both exhausting and time-consuming. You will either spend most of your day waiting in line to schedule an appointment or waste hours trying to figure out the complicated online process.

But you don’t have to waste time scheduling an appointment on your own. DoNotPay can schedule it for you. You can access it from any web browser.

How to book DMV appointments in Nevada

There are three ways you could schedule an appointment at the Nevada DMV on your own:

  1. Online
  2. Over the phone
  3. In person

Booking an appointment in person

In theory, booking an appointment in person is a great option as it’s the easiest way to get all the details right. Unfortunately, the reality is that it takes hours and hours until it’s your turn. On top of that, a time slot offered to you will probably be weeks from now. If you want to set up your appointment in person despite this inconvenience, check out a list of branch offices in Nevada to find the nearest one.

Booking an appointment online

To make your Nevada DMV appointments online, you need to:

  1. Visit the official Nevada DMV Make an Appointment page.
  2. Choose between “Office Appointment” or “Drive Test Appointment”. If you pick the first option, you will need to fill in a form with your personal information.
  3. Click the drop-down menu and choose the closest branch to you.
  4. Select the type of service you need to deal with.
  5. Select a time slot that suits you and click “Next”.
  6. Fill out the form with your details and click “Book”.
  7. You will see a summary of your appointment information along with your booking reference. Review this page to check if there are any factual errors.
  8. Print out this page and click “Finish”.

Booking an appointment by phone

If you need to do some explaining that you can’t do online, booking an appointment by phone would be the best choice. Unfortunately, getting in touch with the DMV is terribly inconvenient, as the average wait time to get off the automated caller and reach a real person at the Nevada DMV phone number is 42 minutes.

Tired of having to wait on hold when scheduling an appointment? DoNotPay can help you book an appointment without having to deal with long wait times. You can use DoNotPay directly from your .

Nevada DMV phone numbers

Here is the main phone number for contacting the California DMV and the number for the hearing impaired:

  • Telephone
    • Las Vegas Area: (702) 486-4368 (486-4DMV)
    • Reno/ Sparks/ Carson City: (775) 684-4368 (684-4DMV)
    • Rural Nevada: (877) 368-7828 Toll-Free
  • TDD (Hearing-Impaired Only): (775) 684-4904

If you need to find the contact number of a specific branch, please see this page.

How to book a DMV Nevada appointment with DoNotPay

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DoNotPay can help you schedule a DMV appointment much faster and easier than the traditional methods. You can get your appointment in just several minutes, directly from your smartphone or computer. Here are the steps you need to take:

Open the DoNotPay app in your .

  1. You will be asked to select the type of service you want to set the appointment for:
    1. Renewing your license or applying for a new one
    2. Setting up a written or behind-the-wheel driver’s test
    3. Renewing your vehicle registration
    4. Changing your address
    5. Titling a vehicle
    6. Requesting your driver records
  2. Pick a time slot that suits you.

DoNotPay can help you prepare the documents you need and fill out the forms.

What kind of services can I make an appointment for at the Nevada DMV?

The DMV is in charge of administering vehicle registrations, including boats, driver's licenses, and issuance of identification cards. You can book an appointment with the Nevada DMV for any of these services:

  1. ADA
  2. Driver’s License - Renewal
  3. Driver’s License - New
  4. Knowledge or Written Testing
  5. Registration (New)
  6. Registration (Renewal)
  7. Registration (Title)
  8. Suspensions (Reinstatements) — Driver’s License
  9. Suspensions (Reinstatements) — Registration

What documents should I prepare before my appointment with the Nevada DMV?

The list of documents required depends on the service you want to book an appointment for:

  1. REAL ID Application
  2. License Renewal
  3. Applying for a driver’s license or ID Card
  4. Vehicle registration or renewal
  5. Taking a driving test
  6. License Plate or Sticker replacement
  7. Getting a vehicle moving permit
  8. Taking a driving test

Documents for the REAL ID

Aside from the application form, you need to present one proof of identity that contains your full name and your birth date. The acceptable identity-proving documents are:

  • Valid U.S. passport or a United States Passport Card
  • Your U.S. state-issued birth certificate
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Valid foreign passport with a valid U.S. Visa
  • Valid Enhanced Driver’s License from a U.S State
  • Permanent resident card. If expired, present a Notice of Action (I-797) to show an approved extension.
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Unexpired foreign passport with an I-94 stamped “Processed for I-551”.
  • Valid foreign passport with a stamp with valid U.S. Visa and an I-94 form.

If your full name (first, middle, and last) is not provided in any of these documents, a second document must be provided for proof of full name.

You will also need to submit one original, up-to-date document containing your full name and Social Security Number (SSN). This document can be any of the following:

  • Social security card
  • W-2 form
  • Paystub with full SSN number
  • IRS 1099 form

Proof of Nevada Address

To get a Nevada Address Proof, ID, or Driver Authorization Card, you need to provide two documents showing your name and residential address in Nevada. These documents must be originals or Certified Copies issued within the previous 60 days:

You can submit any two of the following documents:

  • Receipt for rent or lease of a residence
  • Lease of a residence (name of the applicant should state to be the lessee)
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Employment check
  • State or federal court documents
  • Bill requesting payment record or receipt
  • Education institution record in Nevada
  • Records from a hotel, recreation vehicle park, or campground in Nevada, which indicates a minimum of 30 days of consecutive residency in this state.
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Documentation of receipt of benefits from the Nevada State program of public assistance
  • Leave and earnings statement
  • Notarized statement from the owner of a residence which states that the applicant physically resides at the residence

If you choose to submit any of the following documents, note that they must be either originals or certified copies of the last issued document:

  • Document from the Insurance agency including insurance card, binder, or bill
  • Medical Records
  • Tax Records
  • Property Taxes assessed or paid
  • Deed of Trust or documents of current mortgage
  • Confidential Address Program (CAP) documents issued pursuant to NRS 217.462-.471

If you are a minor, you may submit:

  • A birth certificate which states that both your parents are Nevada residents
  • Agency-Group Home Agreement (Form SOC 154)
  • Agency- Foster Parents Agreement (Form SOC 156)
  • Placement Agency – Foster Family Agency Agreement (Form SOC 154A)

Documents for getting an ID card or a driver's license

Aside from filling out an ID card application form, you will also need a:

  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of all name changes
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Nevada Residential Address (two documents)
  • Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (DMV 002)

Documents for registration renewal

For registration renewal, you need to provide the following documents:

  • License plate number
  • Last four digits of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Hull Identification Number (HIN) — for a vessel or boat
  • Smog certification filed with the DMV
  • Renewal notice that shows your current address

Documents needed for a driving test

You must present these documents before beginning the test:

  • Driver’s Education Certificate of Completion and a Beginner driver experience log for beginners under 18.
  • Application for driving privileges or ID Card
  • Birth certificate or passport (Proof of Identity)
  • Resident card
  • Proof of payment for the application fee

You will need these documents before taking the behind-the-wheel test:

  • Instruction permit
  • Car insurance

When should I visit the Nevada DMV office?

If you wish to schedule your appointment in person, it's best if you visit the DMV at a time when it's not busy to minimize your wait time. The best option is to arrive early in the morning. The period around two o'clock is often the busiest, so we recommend avoiding it. Mondays, Fridays are typically more hectic than other days in the week, as well as the days after major holidays.

How long am I expected to wait for a DMV Nevada appointment?

There are six DMV offices in Nevada. The Nevada DMV wait time varies between offices, and you can expect to wait between 30 minutes and three hours. To avoid long wait times, booking online is a great option. The average Nevada DMV wait time for advanced scheduled appointments is twenty-three days.

It is not a guarantee that the wait time will be shorter if you book in advance, but there is always a chance depending on how well you explain the urgency of your situation. If you’re having a hard time booking an appointment, you can use DoNotPay to save yourself from the exhaustion of having to wait for hours. You can use DoNotPay in your .

How can I avoid long wait times when booking an appointment at the Nevada DMV?

Aside from booking in advance to avoid long wait times, the ultimate solution is to use DoNotPay. It saves you from the hassle of waiting because it will notify you when your booking has gotten through, so you can do anything else while waiting for a ping from us.

Apart from DoNotPay, the Nevada DMV offers other services online in which you need an online account to access. They include:

  • Driver’s License (Renewal or Application)
  • A request for driving record
  • Acquiring a federal REAL ID
  • Vehicle Registration Issues
  • Change of address
  • Booking an appointment
  • Voting Registration
  • Finding a traffic school
  • Payment of parking tickets
  • Check the licensing status of DMV-licensed businesses

Nevada DMV hours and locations

There are six branch offices across the state, all listed here. All DMV branches accept cash, check, money order, or debit card for the payment of fees. You can check out the details about the largest offices below.

West Flamingo


8250 W. Flamingo Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89147-4111

Phone: (702) 486-4368

Fax: (702) 486-8673

Open times

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Decatur


7170 N. Decatur Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89131-2798

Phone: (702) 486-4368

Fax: (702) 486-5976

Open times

Monday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

East Sahara


2621 E. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89104-4136

Phone: (702) 486-4368

Fax: (702) 486-4960

Open times

Monday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DoNotPay can help you decide which office to contact for your issues. It can save you from the hassle by setting up an appointment with the DMV office without having to wait in line. Use it in any .

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DoNotPay is a free app that you can use in any . Besides being able to set up a Nevada DMV appointment for you, it has a few other great features to help you:

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