Vehicle Registration

Keep Your Tax Dollars Working for Washington County


Get your registration back faster and keep your taxes in check. Washington County keeps 12.7% of your registration renewal fee when it is processed locally, but gets nothing if you mail it back to the State or renew online.
Department of Motor Vehicle Forms and License Plate

Dropbox For DMV and County Clerk
***November 5, 2020: We are pleased to announce that there is now a designated drop box for DMV, conveniently located in the front of the building, Building A of the Municipal Center complex. Please feel free to utilize this drop box for transactions that may not require an appointment (examples of those transactions are listed below, with the instructions on forms that are needed and how to submit that information).

Updated Information regarding phone numbers when scheduling an appointment: 


When scheduling an appointment, please note that the phone number you are entering should be a cell phone number that accepts text messages and can access a weblink. The system we use incorporates text messaging for an appointment reminder as well as sending a weblink for the check-in process. If you do not have a phone number capable of these functions, please do not enter a phone number and make sure to click “No Phone” when you schedule the appointment.


If you are utilizing the “No Phone” option, please make sure that you remain in your car until about 5 minutes before your appointment. At that time, please exit your vehicle and come to the door at DMV. Someone will be out to greet you. Please provide your full name and that you are here for an appointment.

We appreciate your continued understanding in this matter. We are all in this together.

Please be advised that effective June 22, 2020, the Washington County DMV is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please click this link to schedule your appointment:

DMV Appointments

***Please note: There are NO permit appointments after
3:15 pm, so please do NOT schedule a Permit appointment
after that time. 

******UPDATED INFORMATION regarding your appointment:
Please note that there is a 2 transaction limit maximum  allowed per appointment window. If you have more than 2 transactions (register a boat, a car, a trailer, and renew your license for example), please schedule 2 appointments. We appreciate your anticipated understanding during this time. 

Please use these links to obtain the most common forms you may need, and to get additional information for the most common questions you may have. 
PLEASE READ FIRST Letter with General Information (.pdf)
Registering a Vehicle or Transferring a Registration by Mail or Drop Box (.pdf)
Surrendering NY License Plates by Mail of Drop Box (.pdf)
Registering a Boat by Mail or Drop Box (.pdf)
Obtaining an In-transit Permit by Mail or Drop Box (.pdf)

REAL ID UPDATE June 22, 2020:
Please be advised that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline to obtain a REAL ID. The new deadline is 10/01/2021. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
We are all in this together. 

****Please be advised that ALL Satellite DMV Mobile offices are canceled until further notice, effective March 17, 2020.