DMV Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/23/20

Mail in, drop off and online service only starting Thursday, March 19. 

Our local DMV continues to be closed to the public, but we are continuing to process dealer work and mail. No in-person transactions will be done until further notice.   Residents can process transactions by mailing them to our office, drop off to security at the front door of the office building or online.  

 Mail your renewals to:  DMV, 160 Genesee St.  Auburn NY  13021 

Expiration Date have been extended as follows with no penalty for late renewals!  

OPTION 1- YOU CAN WAIT UNTIL APRIL 19, 2020:  The Governor’s Executive Order has extended the following transactions through April 19, 2020: Expiration date for driver’s licenses and non-driver’s ID cards that expire on or after March 1, 2020 have been extended and the expiration date for the registrations of motor vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and ATV’s that expire on or after March 1, 2020 will be valid through April 19, 2020. 

OPTION 2-   You can renew now, go online to process your transactions. Just remember that in doing so none of your money stays in Cayuga County—it all goes to the state. NOTE: If you decide to create an online MyDMV account, you will no longer receive paper reminders; you will get email alerts. And make sure that you have the official DMV website—there are many fake ones out there!!

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS Extended:   A further executive order on 3/27 extended the validity of all vehicle safety inspections expiring from the date of the order through April 26, 2020.

TEMPORARY PROCESS FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Information To Complete The Following Transaction

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




We want to keep our customers and staff save and do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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.