Department of Motor Vehicles

Department of Motor Vehicles

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.

Update 5/13/20: Due to staff furloughs, DMV office will no longer be able to accept phone calls from the public. If you call the DMV public phone at 315-253-1241 you will hear a message that includes instructions, options, and resources. During this time, DMV will continue to process transactions received through the mail, and the transactions that are dropped off in a locked drop box in front of the County Office Building. Please make sure your transactions have your name and phone number. You will receive a call if there are questions about your 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

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.

Vehicle Registration - Temporary process for:

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

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