Yates Co. DMV and Clerk’s Office reopen

John Christensen
The Chronicle Express

DMV to open June 12 if Phase 3 declared for region as planned

Yates County Clerk Lois Hall reports the County Office Building reopened this week with limitations.

“The building opened Monday to the public by appointment only for licenses, permits, and IDs.”


Hall says the Department of Motor Vehicles will be opening in Phase 3 June 12, “as long as we are still in the wellness category on June 12 for Phase 3 to become a reality.” 

Appointments will be scheduled from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. for Yates County residents only. All other transactions will be accepted by mail or drop box. Dealer work will also be accepted. Call 315-536-5122 to schedule an appointment.


The Yates County Clerk’s office will be open by appointment only. Call 315-536-5120 to speak with someone to assist you in scheduling an appointment

According to a State DMV press release, pandemic-related moratoriums on license, registration, and vehicle inspection deadlines continue for New York motorists even as some nominal DMV operations begin. New York licenses, registrations, and inspections are still valid if they expired after March 1.

Commercial driver’s license road tests can be scheduled at all regions in at least phase 1 of reopening, which includes everywhere but New York City for now. Road tests for Class D drivers licenses are not available at this time.

State run offices in Albany, Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, and the five boroughs of New York City will begin to process vehicle registrations and other transactions by mail Monday, July 1. Beginning June 4, the department will accept transactions through secure drop-boxes located at each state office in those locations. 

“As New York State begins to reopen, the DMV has and will continue to adapt the way it does business to ensure public health and safety are protected,” DMV commissioner Mark Schroeder said in a statement. “These new policies will allow us to meet the needs of our customers while keeping everyone safe.”