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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County Clerk's, Historian, Records & DMV office: changes announced during pandemic

Cayuga County Clerk Sue Dwyer

Department of Motor Vehicles

Dwyer said that while our DMV office can no longer conduct face to face transactions in the office in accordance with an executive order issued by Governor Cuomo, our staff has been hard at work for the last month answering numerous calls, and processing DMV transactions. The following transactions can be mailed to our office:

-Plate surrenders (include the $1 fee)

-Registration renewals

-First time registrations including plate transfers

-Duplicate registrations & Duplicate titles and copies of your Driver’s Abstract

If your transaction includes receiving new plates, please provide a separate check or money order for $5 or a pre-paid UPS or FedEx return envelope for us to mail your license plates, and include the forms MV82, DTF802(see website below) for forms), proof of insurance (or your insurance cards can be faxed to our DMV at 315-253-1006); your title, a blank check made payable to Cayuga County Clerk, and a copy of your driver license.

NOTE: Please include your name, address and phone number whenever you mail us a transaction.

Send your transactions to: Cayuga County DMV, 160 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021

If you have any questions, the easiest and quickest way to get complete information and forms on the above transactions is to visit the County Website at; choose Departments; choose Department of Motor Vehicles and review all of the information. If you have additional questions, please call: 315.253-1241 Monday thru Friday from 10-4. We appreciate your patience with phone calls due to this extremely busy time.

And until further notice, we are prohibited to process the following transactions:

- permit tests

-license amendments (any changes that require a photo)

-Road test appointments

-Just a reminder that the federal government has extended the deadline to get a REAL ID until October 2021.

Dwyer said she appreciates that so many people are sending in their transactions to our local office. By doing so, it keeps our money in Cayuga County instead of sending it to the State.

County Clerks Recording Office

Dwyer said that although the County Office Building is closed to the public, my staff is still processing Land documents for recording by mail, or another option is to electronically record land documents such as deeds, mortgages, etc.; and we are processing Court papers by mail or customers can choose to electronically file Supreme Court documents. For details visit:; choose Departments; choose County Clerk.

-DBA’s: Download the form from our website and mail your Business Certificates to my office. Include a copy of your driver’s license, a check for $35 made payable to Cayuga County Clerk, and we will mail you two certified copies.

-Passports: Until further notice, we are not processing any face-to-face transactions, therefore we are not processing passports. If you need a passport, please check with your local post office.

-At this time we cannot provide Notary Public services.

The quickest and easiest way to get complete updated information is to visit the County website:; if you still have questions, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 315-253-1271 Monday thru Friday from 10-4.

Mailing address: Cayuga County Clerk, 160 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. If you are mailing a transaction to my office, please include your name, address and phone number.

County Historian & County Records Retention Center

Our County Historian’s Office and Records Center is closed to the public, however, you can email or call their office if you need assistance.

County Historian: Email:; Phone 315-253-1300

                          Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-4

County Records Center: Email:; Phone 315-253-1037

                          Hours: Monday thru Friday from 10-4

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