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Department of Motor Vehicles

Government Building
South LA, Los Angeles
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  • Thom S.
    "Make an appointment and your experience will significantly improve."(22 Tips)
    Larry G.
    "MAKE AN APPOINTMENT."(2 Tips)
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  • Nito E.
    Nito EdwardsJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone believes you should get here in the morning... Not true! Get here in the morning and wait with a million other people who thought the same. Get here in the afternoon and get in and out. ;0)
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingMay 13, 2015
    It's not always fastest at the very beginning of the day. A big line starts up before the doors open. Try a weekday if you can.
  • Michele
    MicheleNovember 14, 2013
    Read ALL the foursquare tips while you wait in line. Makes the visit almost worth it.
  • Thom S.
    Thom SzelazekDecember 19, 2012
    Make an appointment and your experience will significantly improve. I recommend early morning appointment. Took me 20 minutes to receive new ID with photo.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RickmonJuly 17, 2012
    Keep in mind, they don't want to deal with you either. Have a good attitude. Bring the RIGHT DOCUMENTS AND SMILE. Your license depends on it! Can you imagine having to work HERE?! OMG!
  • Liv W.
    Liv WaflerJuly 31, 2013
    Definitely make an appointment 2 weeks in advance. Cuts your wait time about in half.
  • Barbara W.
    Barbara Weaver KilmanSeptember 25, 2013
    MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!!!! We got there at 11:50 and were done by 12:10!!!!!
  • Kim C.
    Kim CarnerSeptember 14, 2012
    I was here for 3 hours and 45 minutes. Can anyone beat that time? The people were surprisingly pleasant for a DMV office.
  • Torrey N.
    Torrey NommesenFebruary 8, 2012
    Bring some kind of electronic device with games our a book on it.
  • Shobhit B.
    Shobhit BaadkarMarch 24, 2014
    Make an appointment or get here before 6:30AM. Doors open at 8AM.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CarnesJuly 12, 2013
    Ever feel lile you enkoy the human race too much? Come here and let the hate flow through you.
  • T R.
    T RexSeptember 16, 2011
    Make an appointment! Took me 15 minutes from the time I parked. Just walk inside to the appointment line.
  • Shreenidhi B.
    Shreenidhi BhatNovember 4, 2013
    Make an appointment..! International students get your i94 printed...!!
  • Bubsy
    BubsyAugust 30, 2013
    Make an appointment by phone online. Or arrive closer to closing time.
  • Edz R.
    Edz RamosAugust 8, 2014
    Long line.... Long wait... But it's worth it.
  • Blair G.
    Blair GoldbergNovember 11, 2010
    Don't even think about going without an appointment. Also, where other than in California do you need proof of citizenship to get a license?!
  • Nani B.
    Nani BergmanOctober 28, 2011
    Make an appointment, it takes 5 minutes of your time at home but it will save you over one hour at the dmv
  • Bubsy
    BubsyJune 5, 2012
    Come at 4:00pm.. out before 5! No appt. necessary !
  • Karan S.
    Karan SinghNovember 23, 2011
    I don't know what's the fuss about. Just make an appointment and be nice to officers for a smooth DMV process.
  • Ivi B.
    Ivi BAugust 28, 2013
    Make an appointment online FIRST!
  • Kim J.
    Kim JohnsonAugust 27, 2013
    You're very likely to go thru the 7 Stages of Grief while you're here. I'm stuck in denial....
  • Larry G.
    Larry GrayDecember 31, 2012
    MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Even if its the night before. Saves 90 minutes.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LaiNovember 17, 2014
    Make an appointment or you'll have to wait forever.
  • Seage
    SeageApril 6, 2012
    Line is long but moves pretty quick
  • Ahmet A.
    Ahmet AsenaApril 8, 2013
    Make an appointment or enjoy waiting on the line.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MartinezOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make an appoiment its totally worth it....
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CardenasMarch 13, 2012
    I assume this is what emasculation must feel like. With a rusty blade.
  • Wading T.
    Wading TimeAugust 29, 2012
    Never a good day here. Appts don't matter
  • Torrey N.
    Torrey NommesenFebruary 8, 2012
    Stare at the weird depressing painting of fossilized, rusting cars on the wall a you wait in line.
  • Leanna B.
    Leanna BarnesSeptember 20, 2013
    Don't waste your time looking for parking on their lot go across the street
  • Hugo E.
    Hugo EDecember 28, 2010
    Make an appointmen! It's easy to lose your cool, remember these people are not worth it!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GallagherApril 25, 2013
    100% make an appointment ....
  • Ivory
    IvoryJune 1, 2012
    It's really not that bad if you make an appointment first.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RickmonJuly 17, 2012
    Make an appointment!
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LopezMay 23, 2012
    Quicker w/ appointment, not a bad experience
  • Adina H.
    Adina HirschMay 10, 2013
    Thank god I made an appointment!
  • Alexandra R.
    Alexandra RabeMay 2, 2011
    DEFINITELY make an appointment!
  • ceku
    cekuNovember 19, 2010
    Friendly faces everywhere..haha...yeah right!!!
  • DJ Kama Sutra
    DJ Kama SutraJanuary 30, 2014
    Send snacks....not gonna make it.
  • Bradlee B.
    Bradlee BaxterNovember 22, 2011
    Great place to meet singles!!! 
  • Joe R.
    Joe RandallMarch 16, 2012
    Computers are down, oh well
  • Johnny Cubert W.
    Johnny Cubert WhitrOctober 20, 2011
    Make an appointment!
  • Johnny N.
    Johnny NguyenAugust 29, 2011
    One of the worst DMVs ever. Worth the drive to another location.
  • LT B.
    LT BilalJanuary 11, 2012
    Worst DMV on earth. Always a million people here. Having an appointment don't make it no better, still gotta wait til infinity to get service!
  • Harrison N.
    Harrison NailiiliMarch 6, 2012
    If you want to know what hell on earth feels like, come here. Why are government agencies so inefficient?!
  • D'Eric W.
    D'Eric WilliamsApril 4, 2012
    Hell on earth
  • David R.
    David RJuly 23, 2010
    DMV < eating glass
  • Armer A.
    Armer A.March 29, 2010
    Don't even bother going if you aint here yet hehe.
  • May R.
    May RandleApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I fucking hate this slow ass Dmv.
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DepewAugust 15, 2014
    I'm in the 7th circle of HELL 🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶
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