Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

All licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations with an expiration date of March 1, 2020 or later have been extended until further notice. 

All inspections expiring March 31, 2020 or later have been extended until further notice.

The federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended until October 1, 2021.

Get information and guidance about DMV service changes due to coronavirus.

Online Services

You can do most DMV transactions online. If the service you seek is offered online, you MUST complete it online.

Learn about DMV transactions that can be done online.

In-Person Services

You MUST make a reservation for in-person transactions at a DMV office.

In-person services are limited to:

  • Applying for a conditional or restricted license
  • Changing your name on photo document
  • Commercial driver license changes or updates
  • Commercial driver license permit tests or endorsement test
  • Exchange your out-of-state license
  • Getting a NY Non-Driver ID
  • Renew your Commercial Driver License
  • Restoring a revoked or suspended license

Make a reservation.

Mail-In and Drop Box Services

DMV Offices are processing registrations and other transactions by mail. They are also accepting transactions through secure drop boxes located at each office.

Mail-in and drop box services are limited to:

  • Registering a vehicle for the first time
  • Surrendering your license plates
  • Paying sales tax

You must complete the necessary forms and gather the required documents in a single envelope. Include your email address and telephone number as requested on the application so that the DMV can contact you. 

Get a list of DMV mail-in or drop box locations.

Road Tests

You can make a reservation online for a road test.  You will be given priority for rescheduling if your road test was canceled because of COVID-19.

Everyone arriving at a road test site, including accompanying drivers and any other passengers in a vehicle, must always wear a face covering, maintain 6 feet from others at the test site whenever possible, and have their temperature taken and be screened. You must also disinfect the passenger side of the vehicle with disinfectant wipes before the test.

Learn more about road test guidelines and scheduling.

A motor vehicle in New York must be registered, inspected, and have license plates to operate.

You can get information about registrations, titles, and license plates for all types of motor vehicles from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or visiting their website.

Online

Learn how to:

Download DMV forms.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Department of Motor Vehicles Call Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 966-6155
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.

Bronx

Bronx Registration Center
696 East Fordham Road (between Cambreleng and Crotona Avenues)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
LIMITED SERVICES ONLY

Bronx License Center
1350 Commerce Avenue (between Waterbury Avenue and Halsey Street)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
LIMITED SERVICES ONLY

Brooklyn

Coney Island Office
2875 West 8th Street (between Sheepshead Bay Road and Surf Avenue)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Atlantic Center Office
625 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor (between Fort Greene Place and 6th Avenue)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Manhattan

Harlem Office
159 East 125th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Midtown Manhattan Office
366 West 31st Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM 

Lower Manhattan Office
11 Greenwich Street (at Battery Place)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM 

***Please note that the License Express DMV office, located at 145 West 30th Street, is closed until further notice.***

Queens

College Point Office
30-56 Whitestone Expressway (between Downing Street and 31st Avenue), Flushing
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Springfield Gardens Office
168-35 Rockaway Boulevard (between 148th Avenue and 175th Street), Springfield Gardens
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Jamaica Office
168-46 91st Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 168th and 169th Streets), Jamaica
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Staten Island

Richmond Office
1775 South Avenue, Suite 2 (at Spencer Street)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

If you need to replace a photo document or license plate lost in a crime, you can go in person to a police precinct and have form MV-78B filled out by the police. If no crime was involved, you can complete form MV-44. To replace vanity plates, call the DMV Custom Plates Unit.

Download DMV forms.

Get contact information for the DMV.

All vehicles registered in New York must be inspected every 12 months to maintain a valid registration. After passing the inspection, you'll get an sticker that you must display on your vehicle. You may get a parking ticket if you don't display an inspection sticker or if it's expired.

 If you buy a vehicle from an auto dealer in another state, your vehicle must also pass an inspection to register it with New York State.

Online

Learn about vehicle safety inspections.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Department of Motor Vehicles Call Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 966-6155
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.