If the idea of going to the DMV in Miami-Dade County to get a new license or have your old Florida driver’s license renewed or reinstated, you’re not alone. DMV locations in Miami are notorious for their extensive waiting times and long lines. There are, however, a few tips that you can use to reduce the stress and waiting that’s usually involved with a trip to the DMV.

Find a Miami DMV Location

Miami-Dade is the seventh-largest county in the United States by population and it’s a sprawling megalopolis. To accommodate this enormous population, the DMV has over 30 offices all around the county. But you shouldn’t automatically just go to the closest DMV office. Every location has its own set of hours and not all of them provide full services. For your convenience recommend that you go to one of the offices that allows you to schedule appointments, even if its a little farther. Here is a list of those locations:

Florida City DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Hialeah DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Miami (Central) DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Coral Reef DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Kendall DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Miami Gardens DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Mall of the Americas DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


Northside DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


North Miami DMV

Phone Number:

305-229-6333

Working Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8AM – 5PM
Wed: 8:30PM – 5PM


You can schedule a DMV appointment at any of the above offices using the FLHSMV website.

Make a Miami DMV Appointment to Save Time

Whether you need to take a written test, a road test, or you need to reinstate your license after a suspension, we advise you to make an appointment. While the DMV website doesn’t exactly make scheduling your appointment easy, you can do it from the convenience of your cellphone or computer and it can drastically reduce the amount of time you’ll have to wait in line at the DMV. Many individuals unwisely try to get to the DMV office early to avoid the rush only to find themselves waiting in line behind those who scheduled early appointments before work. Make the smart choice: schedule an appointment.

Additional Tips for the DMV

  • Make sure that the service requires a visit – In most cases, you can renew your valid driver’s license, update the address on your license, and get a replacement for a lost or stolen license without going to a DMV location in Miami. 
  • Bring the required ID – For citizens, you will need one of the following documents: U.S. birth certificate, a U.S. passport, a consular report of birth abroad, a certificate of naturalization, or a certificate of citizenship. In addition, you will need a Social Security card, or other proof of your social security number, and two different proofs of residential address. For a comprehensive list of acceptable forms of identification, see the FLSHMV website.
  • Arrive at least fifteen minutes early for your appointment.

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