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

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. Failure to do so after today's date (7/2/2020) may delay your extra transactions, as we will only be able to complete 2 for you. We appreciate your anticipated understanding during this time. 

For additional convenience, there is a drop box located in the front of Building B of the Municipal Center where Social Services is located. You may drop your renewals or licenses plates in the drop box  any time throughout the day and they will be processed as soon as they can be. 

UPDATED 6/24/2020
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.