All licenses and permits with an expiration date of March 1, 2020 or later have been extended through March 16, 2021.
Vehicle registrations, including temporary auto dealer registrations, and non-driver identification cards that expired March 1, 2020 or after and vehicle inspections that expired March 31, 2020 or after are no longer valid.
The federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended until October 1, 2021.
Get information and guidance about DMV service changes due to coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
License and Non-Driver ID Services for Current AAA Members
Many license and non-driver ID services are now available for valid AAA members as part of a pilot program offered at some New York AAA offices. Other AAA branches may offer more limited DMV services, such as vision testing for license renewals.
Learn more about license and non-driver ID services for AAA members.