Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

All licenses and permits with an expiration date of March 1, 2020 or later were extended through June 24, 2021. You must renew your license or apply for a new permit if yours is expired.

Vehicle registrations, including temporary auto dealer registrations, and non-driver identification cards that expired March 1, 2020 or after and vehicle inspections that expired March 31, 2020 or after are no longer valid.

The federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended until May 3, 2023.

Get information and guidance about DMV service changes due to coronavirus.

Online Services

You can do most DMV transactions online. If the service you seek is offered online, you MUST complete it online.

Learn about DMV transactions that can be done online.

In-Person Services

You MUST make a reservation for in-person transactions at a DMV office.

In-person services are limited to:

  • Applying for a conditional or restricted license
  • Changing your name on photo document
  • Commercial driver license changes or updates
  • Commercial driver license permit tests or endorsement test
  • Exchange your out-of-state license
  • Getting a NY Non-Driver ID
  • Renew your Commercial Driver License
  • Restoring a revoked or suspended license

Make a reservation.

Mail-In and Drop Box Services

DMV Offices are processing registrations and other transactions by mail. They are also accepting transactions through secure drop boxes located at each office.

Mail-in and drop box services are limited to:

  • Registering a vehicle for the first time
  • Surrendering your license plates
  • Paying sales tax

You must complete the necessary forms and gather the required documents in a single envelope. Include your email address and telephone number as requested on the application so that the DMV can contact you. 

Get a list of DMV mail-in or drop box locations.

Road Tests

You can make a reservation online for a road test.  You will be given priority for rescheduling if your road test was canceled because of COVID-19.

Everyone arriving at a road test site, including accompanying drivers and any other passengers in a vehicle, must always wear a face covering, maintain 6 feet from others at the test site whenever possible, and have their temperature taken and be screened. You must also disinfect the passenger side of the vehicle with disinfectant wipes before the test.

Learn more about road test guidelines and scheduling.

Need something else?

You can get information about driver licenses from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), including:

  • First-time driver licenses or learner permits
  • Licenses for mopeds, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles
  • Commercial driver licenses needed for heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, or buses
  • How to apply for and renew a driver license
  • The Driver Violation Point System
  • Fees and requirements

You can get additional information and assistance online or by phone.


Learn how to apply for a:

Find out what documents you need to apply for driver's license or permit.

Get the application for a driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card.

Get the commercial driver license medical examination report form.

Learn about the Green Light Law, which allows non-U.S. citizens to apply for a driver's license.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Department of Motor Vehicles Call Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 966-6155
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you don't get through, call back later.


Bronx Registration Center
696 East Fordham Road (between Cambreleng and Crotona Avenues)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Bronx License Center
1350 Commerce Avenue (between Waterbury Avenue and Halsey Street)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM


Coney Island Office
2875 West 8th Street (between Sheepshead Bay Road and Surf Avenue)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Atlantic Center Office
625 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor (between Fort Greene Place and 6th Avenue)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM


Harlem Office
159 East 125th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Midtown Manhattan Office
366 West 31st Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM 

Lower Manhattan Office
11 Greenwich Street (at Battery Place)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM 

***Please note that the License Express DMV office, located at 145 West 30th Street, is closed until further notice.***


College Point Office
30-56 Whitestone Expressway (between Downing Street and 31st Avenue), Flushing
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Springfield Gardens Office
168-35 Rockaway Boulevard (between 148th Avenue and 175th Street), Springfield Gardens
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Jamaica Office
168-46 91st Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 168th and 169th Streets), Jamaica
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Staten Island

Richmond Office
1775 South Avenue, Suite 2 (at Spencer Street)
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

After May 3, 2023, only Enhanced or REAL ID driver licenses, permits, or non-driver IDs will be accepted to get on a domestic flight, enter certain federal buildings or military bases (unless you have a Passport). If you plan to travel, it is recommended you upgrade before May 3, 2023.

Both Enhanced and REAL IDs: 

  • Are Federal REAL ID compliant
  • Can be used for photo identification purposes
  • Can be used to board a domestic flight (within the U.S.)
  • Can be used to enter a federal building or military base
  • Show your full legal name (first, middle, last)
  • Show your residential address (where you live)
  • Require an office visit to prove your:
    • Identity - if your name has changed bring in marriage certificate(s), divorce decree(s) or court order document(s)
    • NY State residency
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security status

An Enhanced license, permit, or non-driver ID:

  • Can be used to cross a U.S. border coming from Canada, Mexico, and some Caribbean countries (it is not acceptable for air travel between these countries)
  • Costs an additional $30 on top of the regular transaction fees
  • Has an American flag displayed on the document

A REAL ID license, permit, or non-driver ID:

  • Does not have additional cost, but all regular transaction fees will apply
  • Has a star displayed on the document

You need to pass a road test to obtain a driver's license. You can schedule a road test online or by phone.


Learn more and schedule a road test.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Division: Road Test Scheduling Hotline
  • Phone Number: (518) 402-2100
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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