Motorcycle Manual: Introduction

A message from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Motorcycling is a popular choice for economical and convenient travel. More than 241,000 New Yorkers use motorcycles for commuting, touring and recreational activities.

New York State Commercial Driver's Manual

Effective May 15, 2014 the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will no longer issue a
10-day temporary license document upon successful completion of a Commercial Driver License skills test, in order to comply with the Federal self-certification and medical certification requirements for commercial drivers.

Instead, commercial drivers will be issued a receipt indicating they must wait 1 business day before visiting a Motor Vehicles office in order to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License document.

About DMV forms

Many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.

You are not required to complete these forms with your computer. You can print the form and use a typewriter or a pen that contains blue ink or black ink to complete the form.

You must have a version number of 7.0 or later of Adobe Acrobat Reader® installed on your computer to use a DMV form from the DMV website. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader® is free at the Adobe web site

Where to find your Client ID on your Learner Permit

The sample documents show where to find your DMV ID Number (Client ID)  on your New York State learner permit.

Client ID Sample

Transactions for businesses and organizations

Insurance transactions

Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) ticket and hearing transactions

Title certificate transactions

  • Replace a title certificate

    Replace a lost title certificate.  You cannot change your address during this transaction.  You must have your registration certificate available.

  • Check a title or lien status

    Check the status of a title certificate that was issued by New York State, or a lien recorded on a title certificate.

All online transactions

Custom plate transactions

  • Order picture plates

    Browse the plate gallery and order picture plates online.  Many picture plates can be personalized.  Select from sports teams, professions, veterans, and more.  For passenger vehicles or commercial vehicles.

  • Order personalized plates

    Search for your personalized plate number and order Empire State Plates online.  For passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles.


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