At the top of anyone’s worst-things-to-do list is one of the most dreaded chores like going to the DMV to renew your license, take a drivers test, or having to change names on the legal documentation. I say “dreaded” because if you’ve lived in Texas or Plano long enough you’ve heard horror stories of hours and hours of waiting time and other issues. Luckily, Plano Moms know some tricks to help you to create a better experience with new ideas and recommendations. Below are our fantastic guide and tips on how to Survive the DMV in Plano, Texas.
The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is located in a few places across the metroplex. You will find a few locations that might be closer to you and limit the time you spend going to and from your local DMV. The people are pleasant enough but the bureaucracy is painful, as we all know. Try visiting the three locations listed below and research a bit online prior to calling.
The good news is that you can renew do a lot of these online in today’s connected world. Thankfully, by checking DMV websites, you will be able to review specifics to see if you qualify for online renewal and changes. A new change is available which allows assures that you can MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to ‘check in’ online. Honestly, this benefit alone will save you hours and avoid a lot of frustration!
I can speak from personal experience about the DMV subject matter in Plano because recently I had to renew my driver’s license. I knew it was time because I received a renewal reminder in the mail. Had it not been for the notification, I may have forgotten altogether! 6 years ago I renewed online so now I had to physically go to the office this time around. Poor me! I was dreading this all summer long! I got up early one morning and went to this website, clicked to renew my driver’s license, chose the Plano location and was able to check in online. You should do this at 7am! 8.30 might be too late to get an appointment.
I received a phone text with an appointment date to arrive which saved a vast amount of precious little time that I have due to family obligations.
Upon arrival, the line was literally around the corner of the building stretching for about one block and seemingly with hundreds of people. It looked like people had been waiting for hours! (and come to find out they actually had!) They started calling out appointment times and once they called mine I was able to get in, sign in and get a number. Next, the waiting started. I had to wait about 50 minutes until my number was called. This was agony. It was hot, people were frustrated, and it felt like forever!
Here are my tips in order to save you time, ensure the DMV experience in Plano better, and at least, try to make it as enjoyable as is humanly possible:
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The best way to save time at the DMV is to avoid going there at all! The DMV offers two dozen online services and you can access most of them from one place – your MyDMV account. Here are just a few of the things you can do online:
DMV location for Driver’s Licenses in Plano, Texas:
|Monday||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am – 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am – 5:00pm|