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Department of Motor Vehicles

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DMV OFFICE HOURS ARE 8:30 am to 12:45 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm


Address for our local mail-in processing:

Tompkins County DMV
301 Third Street   Ithaca, NY 14850


Register a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, or Trailer, or Transfer License Plates

Transferring plates:

  • Proof of insurance
  • Title
  • Blank check made payable to Tompkins County Clerk – or credit card authorization
  • Copy of license

Registering a new to you vehicle:

  • MV-82
  • DTF-802
  • Proof of insurance
  • Title
  • Blank check made payable to Tompkins County Clerk -r credit card authorization
  • Copy of license
  • a separate $5 check or money order OR a prepaid UPS or Fedex return envelope for plate return

Register a Boat

Form MV82B

Questions about licenses and forms:

To schedule your road test:

Individuals can also contact us at 607-273-7187.



Keep Your DMV Money Local!

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Get your registration or DMV documents quicker and keep your taxes down by coming to our office.

Did you know that every time you send back your DMV documents in the pink envelope provided by NYS DMV, you are in fact sending your DMV money to Albany?

Did you know that 12.7% of all transactions that come across our counter at DMV support your local economy? When you renew with the Utica address on your renewal, we receive no money to help offset the property taxes.

Please make the commitment to keep your DMV money local by doing business directly with our local office. In the future when you receive your DMV renewal, please remember to visit our convenient location in the Hancock Street Plaza or mail it to our address: 301 Third Street Ithaca, NY 14850.

Please think the next time you receive your pink renewal envelope in the mail and choose to keep your money working here at home

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Frequently used Forms:

MV-82 Form (Registering/Titling A Vehicle in New York State)

MV-82 Instructions

MV-44  Form (Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card)

DTF-802 Form (Statement of Transaction–Sale or Gift of Motor Vehicle, Trailer, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Vessel (Boat), or Snowmobile)

DTF-803 Form (Claim for Sales and Use Tax Exemption – Title/Registration)

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 12:45 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm

Motorcycle and Driving Test: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


301 Third St
Hancock Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-7187
Fax (607) 272-3359

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