Department of Motor Vehicle 

Department Responsibilities


This is probably the most familiar office in the county building. The DMV, a department under the auspice of the County Clerks Office, provides many and varied services including: learner’s permits, driving licenses, non-driver identification, registrations for motor vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, and RVs. Schuyler County’s DMV also offers escort testing and handles enforcement problems.



The DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV) is currently open by appointment only.  Due to the high volume of calls, we ask that you please leave a message and we will return your call to schedule an appointment as soon as we can. Please call 607-535-8131.

In addition, the Schuyler County DMV is still accepting vehicle registrations by MAIL or DROP BOX only. This will allow for the transfer of vehicle registrations as well as plate surrenders. 

The forms necessary can be printed from the following DMV website https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/how-register-vehicle or printed from the Schuyler County DMV page.

Please mail in the following to register your vehicle;

  • MV-82
  • DTF-802 and Bill of Sale
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Title
  • Copy of your driver’s license
  • Blank, signed check
  • A prepaid, self-addressed, large, envelope for the return of your plates and receipt.
  • Anyone submitting plate surrenders must include $1 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of your receipt.

Methods of Renewal


I encourage you to renew your registration in our office, mail them here at:
 Schuyler County Dept. of Motor Vehicles
 105 Ninth St. Unit 8
 Watkins Glen, NY 14891

You may also use the drop-off box located to the right of the entrance. When you renew locally instead of mailing them to Albany, 12.7% of that renewal fee stays here in Schuyler County.