About the Salvage Vehicle Examination Program


As of February 14, 2018, we are processing applications that were received in our office on January 8, 2018.

We typically issue titles within 5 days of a salvage examination. However, based on policy and procedure, some titles may take up to 10 days.  You can use the link below to check the title issuance status for your vehicle:


Sales tax information

Proof of sales tax payment or sales tax exemption, or purchase price

When you register a vehicle in New York (at a DMV office), you must either

  • pay the sales tax
  • prove that sales tax was paid
  • prove your vehicle registration is exempt from sales tax

You probably also will need to pay county use tax when you register. See estimate registration fees and taxes for information about county use taxes.

Get a learner permit

 Getting a permit is the first step to get your driver license. Most people apply for a Class 'D - Operator' permit. 1  You must be 16 or older and must apply in person at a DMV office. You do not need an appointment for the written test. Here are the steps you need to take:



Become a PIRP delivery agency or instructor

How can I be approved to be a PIRP delivery agency or instructor?

The Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) has three components:  a sponsor, a delivery agency, and an instructor. Commissioner's Regulation Part 138 contains more detailed information about the approval process and administrative requirements.  Here's a brief description of each:

Become a PIRP sponsor

How can my organization be approved as a PIRP Sponsor?

Your organization must submit a Classroom Sponsoring Agency Application (DTP-301) to DMV, along with all supporting documentation, showing that you meet all of the requirements.  These are in Commissioner’s Regulations Part 138. They include

Order Pre-licensing Course Completion Certificates (MV-278)

How do I order Pre-licensing Course Completion Certificates?

Pre-licensing Course Completion Certificates (MV-278) must be issued to the student when the class is completed.  The course provider must order Certificates by mail as indicated below.

Both commercial driving schools and secondary schools and colleges must

Become a Pre-licensing Course provider

How do I get approval to provide the Pre-licensing Course?

The Pre-licensing Course can be taught by commercial driving schools or high schools, colleges or BOCES.  All providers must be approved by DMV. 

If you are a commercial driving school or plan to open a commercial driving school

Commercial driving schools must be approved to teach the Pre-licensing Course by DMV’s Bureau of Driver Training Programs (DTP).  DTP also maintains the course curriculum and related forms. 

To be approved, the driving school must


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