Motor Vehicle Department

Department Responsibilities

This is probably the most familiar office in the county building. The DMV, a sub-department 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.


As of April 1, 2020, it has been determined that some transactions may be considered essential services.  The Schuyler County DMV will now be accepting vehicle registrations by MAIL ONLY.  This will also allow for the transfer of vehicle registrations as well as plate surrenders.  View April 1, 2020 release HERE.

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.