Gainesville is located in Alachua County, Florida. If you live in the Gainesville area you know the local DMV offices can be very busy. Our first recommendation is to try and complete your DMV needs online. The Florida DMV has automated many processes so that in most cases you don't have to go to the local DMV office.
There are several Gainesville DMV Offices in Alachua County including Gainesville, High Springs, and Ocala. Each DMV location has different hours. Many offices are open from 7:30am until 6pm.
If you need an appointment to take your DMV test for a drivers license or take your behind the wheel test you can make that appointment online. The DMV online appointment system walks you through the process of making an appointment for a variety of tests and renewals.
If at all possible it is recommended that you make an appointment for your Gainesville DMV needs. You should arrive about 15 minutes before your appointment and be sure to bring the required identification and other paperwork.