Appointments are available for the following transactions                                                    Cayuga County Residents only                                                                                                             

  Permit Tests

  •  Learner’s Permit  (Class D)
  •  Motorcycle Permit Test   (Class M)
  •  Commercial Drivers Permit Test (CDL)          

Change Out of State License to NYS license:   

Non Driver Identification Card:  1st Time Applicant    

Name Change on Driver’s License :    Bring original or certified copy of marriage / divorce / court order        

Commercial Drivers License Renewal:      Bring Proof of Citizenship 

Non Commercial Drivers License, Permit & Non Driver ID Cards Renewals

Real ID or Enhanced Drivers License, Permit & Non Driver ID Cards Applicants

Real ID or Enhanced License   ID REQUIREMENTS

Restricted or Conditional License       

Vehicle Registration:  can make an appointment online or use mail or drop off service- see information below for instructions to register a vehicle & to make an appointment

  •  Renewals - renew vehicle, boat, trailer, ATV, snowmobile registrations in your name that have not been expired for more than 1 year.  Complete MV82 form or submit your registration renewal form.  Up to 5 transaction per appointment
  • Originals:  new vehicle, boat, trailer, ATV, snowmobile being registered to you for the 1st time or registration has been expired for over 1 year.  Plate transfer or issuance.  Up to 2 transactions per appointment

                               go to for a list of required documents                                                              

  Before making an online appointment be sure to read the following:

  • Be on time for your appointment, late arrivals will need to reschedule. However, if you arrive more than five minutes early you will not be allowed in building and will be waiting in your vehicle or outside the building
  • At appointment time you will check in with security inside the front door.
  • Must have all documents needed to process your transaction; go to to find instruction and identification requirements before you come in. 
  • You will be required to make a new appointment if we cannot process your transaction due to insufficient documentation.
  • Real ID requirement for domestic travel has been extended until October 2021
  • Road Tests:  go to to make an appointment


For other DMV transactions: 

  •   MAIL TO: Cayuga County DMV, 160 Genesee St, Auburn NY 13021
  •  DROP OFF:   place in locked bin in front of the Cayuga County Office Building          between 8:30am -3:30pm
  •  Plate Surrenders:  $1.00 cash fee and include current address for receipt
    •    Monday - Friday between 8:30 m and 3:30pm  
    •    Include copy of driver’s license
    •    Name and phone number
    •    Payment  
    •    Completed & signed documents
    •   You will receive a call if there are questions about your transactions



Instructions to register/title a vehicle

Information To Complete The Following Transaction

  •  registering a new vehicle with new plates or plate transfer
  • re-registering a vehicle with new plates or transferring a registration  

New license plates: you will be charged an additional $5.00 fee to cover cost of postage.  

  •  Credit Card will be charged separate postage fee & $1 processing fee
  •  Include a separate check for $5.00 payable to Cayuga County Clerk, or provide a prepaid UPS or FedEx envelope.

When you call the DMV public phone at 315-253-1241 you will hear a message that includes instructions, options and resources. You will not be given the option to speak to staff or to leave a voicemail. For questions regarding regarding registration, license, or enforcement concern, please call:

NYS DMV Call Center at 1-800-698-2931 or 1-518-486-9786.     

Expired licenses after March 1, 2020 have been extended by the Governor until the Department of Motor Vehicles Is open to the public.  In the interim, you may mail your renewal to our office at 160 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021.  Please provide payment using a check made payable to “The Cayuga County Clerk”.  Your eye test may be done by your eye doctor or through a participating pharmacy.  Please ensure that if done by an eye doctor, you include the completed MV-619 vision report with your renewal.

And remember, if you use our local DMV office, 12.7% of every transaction stays in the County.

Thank you for your business, and please share this information with your family and friends!

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time and assure you that the remaining staff in the DMV is hard at work processing work for the public. 

Sincerely, Sue Dwyer Cayuga County Clerk

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County Clerks are also agents for the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Cayuga County has a full service DMV office where our friendly and dedicated staff can quickly and efficiently serve you. We value and appreciate your business.

Local Office

We encourage you to use your local office because the County keeps 12.7% of every transaction done in our office, either in person or if you mail it to us (at 160 Genesee Street in Auburn, New York 13021). This helps to reduce your county tax levy.

Permits & Commercial Driver Licenses

Tests for permits and commercial driver licences will be administered daily (Monday through Friday) up to one hour prior to the close of the business day.