The Broward DMV is no longer appointment only

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Broward County resumed walk-in services for the first time since last October. The website was updated around mid-September, announcing the change.

With over 78,600 students, Broward County is one of the largest, and as a result, DMV appointments are difficult to attain. The demand for appointments is so high that all of the appointments for the next month and a half are already booked. 

Limited availability at the DMV can cause many students to delay receiving their licenses or permits and being able to drive. Driving is one of the main methods of transportation in South Florida, and not having a license can be a large hindering factor for a lot of activities. 

All five of Broward County’s DMV locations which provide license services (including taking the Class E driving test, the Class E Knowledge exam and obtaining a permit or license) allow customers to walk in and be served on a limited basis. Customers can book appointments if they wish, although the appointments are still difficult to secure.

There are long lines at the DMV, so it is best to arrive as early as possible for quicker service. “I got there around a half hour before opening, and there was already a line around the corner of the building,” said senior Stephen Sykes. “I left there after about two hours.”

There is a DMV located in Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines and Pompano City Centre.

The Florida Highway Departments and Motor Vehicles website shows the office statuses for Broward county as accepting walk-in appointments, allowing more teenagers to get their driver’s permits and licenses despite long lines at the DMV (Photo/

Hannah Letzelter is a senior who loves being a member of the Patriot Post. She enjoys reading classic novels, writing, acting in plays, singing opera and singing in the Acapella choir at school. As the president of the Diabuddies club, she loves educating the community about diabetes and fundraising for its research. Hannah looks forward to a great year.