Get email and/or text reminders

How can I get email and/or text reminders to renew my driver license, non-driver identification card, registrations and have my vehicle inspected?

You can sign up to get email and/or text reminders before your driver license, non-driver ID card, registration or vehicle inspection expires.  DMV will also enroll you after you complete an online registration renewal transaction as part of a new initiative to save taxpayers more than $500,000 per yearYou can update your subscription at any time.

If your registration, driver license or non-driver ID is close to expiring, you may not get electronic reminders until the next time it’s due.


I received an email on 11/5/2015 from the New York State DMV about an enhancement to the Electronic Reminder program. Is this real?

Yes, it is. You received the email from because you are in the DMV Electronic Reminders program. Please do not write to this email address. You will not receive a response. If you need to, see how to contact us.


How do I know if I can get reminders?

To get registration renewal and inspection reminders, you must be the primary registrant (first name listed on a registration, if the vehicle is registered to more than one person).

You won’t get reminders if your registration is not eligible to renew (for example, you can’t renew if the registration is suspended or revoked).


Will the email address I use to sign up replace any other email addresses I previously provided the DMV?

Yes. The DMV only keeps one email address for each customer.  The email address you provide to sign up for electronic reminders will replace any other email address you provided us in the past. 


How can I stay enrolled but still receive paper registration renewal reminders?

You can update your electronic reminders subscription to receive email and/or text reminders as well as paper reminders by mail for your vehicle registrations.  If your vehicle registration is due to expire within the next 75 days, you will probably not receive a paper reminder.


How can I unsubscribe?

If you want to stop receiving email and/or text reminders, select the 'unsubscribe' on the Subscription Page and enter your ID number and date of birth on the unsubscribe page.

Before You Start

You will need your NYS Driver License, Permit or Non-Driver ID card.

For registration and inspection reminders, you must be the primary registrant (first name listed on a registration).

Do it at the DMV

You can sign up at a DMV office.  It's faster and easier to do it online.