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New York DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the New York DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the New York DMV is:

Online Services at the New York DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The New York DMV offers the following services online:

  • Change your address.
  • Renew your registration.
  • Replace your registration.
  • Renew your license.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

New York Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

New York DMV Practice Tests

New York DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free New York DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in New York

Driver’s Education in New York

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

New York Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in New York? has you covered!

New York Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

New York Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

New York Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

New York Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

New York License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a New York driver’s license?

You’ll need proof of your name, age, New York address, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in New York?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

How long do I have to renew my New York driver’s license after it expires?

You can renew up to 2 years after your expiration date without having to retest. However, if you drive with an expired license you can receive traffic fines.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to New York?

Yes, you’ll need to get a New York License within 30 days.

When will I receive my New York driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive your updated license within 10 business days.

Can I get a copy of my New York registration online?

Yes, you can get a duplicate online.

How do I renew my car registration in New York?

You can renew your registration online, by mail, or in person at the DMV office.

Can I renew my car registration online in New York?

Yes, you can renew your registration online.

What happens if my New York car registration is expired?

You will have to register the vehicle again if the registration has been expired for over 1 year. You may face late fees.

When will I receive my New York car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

Your updated registration and stickers should arrive within 1-3 weeks.

How much of my New York car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to New York?

Yes, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state title and registration when you become a resident.

New York DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the New York office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the New York DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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