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DMV Offices have Reopened in Most States

Because of the coronavirus, DMV offices across the country closed their doors to the public. Now that most states have begun reopening in some capacity, many DMV offices have reopened as well. However, there are many restrictions, which vary by state. Some DMVs are by appointment only, while others are operating normally, but enforcing social distancing and other precautions. We’ll let you know if your state’s DMV offices have reopened yet, and let you know what their new rules and regulations are.

Keep in mind that, if you need to renew your driver’s license, you will need your physical Social Security card. If you don’t have one, we’ll also show you the easiest way to get one.

Which state’s DMV offices have reopened?

You can check the chart below to see if your state’s DMV offices have reopened. We will also tell you if there are any requirements or recommendations you should follow when you go. Most states have also extended deadlines and expiration dates, so depending on where you live, you may be able to put off a trip to the DMV for a few more months. However, even if your DMV offices have reopened, you are still strongly encouraged or required to use their online services if possible. Many offices are only open for issues that require an in-person visit.

Open?Restrictions and recommendations
AlabamaSome offices are openNone
AlaskaYesAppointments recommended. Road tests unavailable.
ArizonaBy appointment onlyNone
ArkansasBy appointment onlyNone
CaliforniaBy appointment onlyNone
ColoradoYesCapacity limits at some offices.
ConnecticutBy appointment onlyNone
District of ColumbiaSouthwest Service Center only, appointment requiredNone
DelawareBy appointment onlyNone
FloridaYesAppointments recommended.
GeorgiaBy appointment onlyNone
HawaiiBy appointment onlyNone
IdahoYesNone
IllinoisOpen – with limited servicesFace masks required.
IndianaBy appointment onlyRoad tests unavailable.
IowaBy appointment onlyNone
KansasBy appointment onlyNone
KentuckyFrankfort office only – limited servicesNone
LouisianaSome offices are openNone
MaineYesNone
MarylandBy appointment onlyNone
MassachusettsSome offices are openNone
MichiganBy appointment onlyNone
MinnesotaSome offices are openFace masks required. Wellness screening upon entry.
MississippiYes – with limited servicesFace masks highly recommended.
MissouriYesNone
MontanaYesNone
NebraskaSome offices are open. Varies by county.
NevadaYes – with limited servicesNone
New HampshireSome offices are open by appointment only.None
New JerseyNoNone
New MexicoBy appointment onlyNone
New YorkBy drop box onlyNone
North CarolinaBy appointment onlyCapacity limits at some offices.
North DakotaBy appointment onlyNone
OhioYesSocial distancing enforced.
OklahomaYes – road tests by appointment onlyFace masks required. Social distancing enforced.
OregonBy appointment onlyNone
PennsylvaniaYes – some offices require appointments.None
Rhode IslandSome offices are open by appointment only.None
South CarolinaYes – some offices require appointments.None
South DakotaYes – some offices require appointments.None
TennesseeYes – with limited servicesNone
TexasSome offices are open by appointment only.None
UtahBy appointment onlyNone
VermontSome offices are open by appointment only.None
VirginiaSome offices are open by appointment only.None
WashingtonSome offices are open by appointment only.None
West VirginiaBy appointment onlyNone
WisconsinYesNone
WyomingYesCapacity limits.

How to prepare for your visit if your DMV offices have reopened

Many states have opened their DMV offices for scheduled appointments only. So, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you come prepared. You can check your state’s DMV website for information on the services that they currently offer and find out what you need to bring to your appointment. Most states are only allowing appointments for things like new driver’s licenses, which you can not apply for online. If your state is already REAL ID compliant, then you will need to bring acceptable documents showing your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number (SSN), proof of residency, and citizenship status. For example, you could show your:

What if I don’t have my Social Security card?

If your Social Security card has been lost or damaged, then it’s time to get a replacement card. The Social Security Administration offices also closed to the public, due to COVID-19. However, we can still help you get a new Social Security card. With our fast, streamlined system, all you have to do is answer a few simple questions, then we’ll take from there. We complete all of your paperwork and forms and determine which supporting documents you’ll need. Then we assemble your application package and send it to you with clear instructions on how to submit it. You’ll put everything into the prepaid, secure, trackable envelope that we provide and drop it in the mailbox. That’s it! Then you just have to sit back and wait for your new Social Security to arrive in the mail. We also use our extensive database to make sure that your application goes to the right SSA office that can process it the fastest. So, you’ll get your new card in as little as two weeks after your application is accepted. Start your application now and make sure you have everything you need for your DMV appointment.

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