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In most cases, you may visit a Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office without making an appointment. However, making an appointment prior to your visit will allow you to avoid long lines and save time.
If you choose to make an appointment, you can either schedule it over the phone or use the online appointment service.
To make an appointment online, visit the OASIS, the Online Appointment Service and Information System. Please browse the website prior to making an appointment. The system allows you to resolve many issues online without having to schedule a visit to a DHSMV office. OASIS also provides extensive information on procedures for renewing your drivers license, obtaining a duplicate license, and updating your driving record.
If something requires an in-person visit to the DHSMV, you can schedule an appointment by calling the nearest branch office. There are 146 driver offices located across the state and you can locate the nearest office through the system offered by the DHSMV. These offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday the offices are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some selected offices also open on Saturday providing service from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Some DHSMV offices may occasionally be closed due to hurricane damage or other emergency events. You can access the list of such offices on the DHSMV Office Closure Schedule.
For more information on making an appointment with the Florida DHSMV, please call 1-850-922-9000
Note: This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm all details directly with the FL DHSMV. You can visit the Florida DHSMV website.
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