Summer Hours for the DMV:

8am-3:30pm Monday-Friday starting July 1-August 31.


The DMV will be open for the public to walk in and have transactions processed starting Monday, July 19, 2021 all day 8am-3:15pm.

Appointments made up to July 16th will remain as scheduled between 8am and 10:45am and walk-ins between 12-3:15pm.

The office will continue to be closed 11am-12pm for lunch

The drop box will be available during the DMV Business hours of 8am-3:30pm Monday through Friday during the summer months of July 1-August 31.


Instructions to register/title a vehicle

Information To Complete The Following Transaction

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.


ID Requirements


We are unable to receive public phone calls. However, you may reach the Albany DMV Call Center at the following phone numbers:

1-800-698-2931 or 1-518-486-9786    

E-Mail: You may also contact us via email:

Fax:        Our fax number is: 315-253-1006

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. 

Sue Dwyer, Cayuga County Clerk

Cayuga County DMV Donate Life Collage

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.