Amend or replace a business license for a repair or body shop

How do I amend the registration for my repair or body shop or get a replacement document?

To amend the registration or get a replacement (duplicate) document for your current Repair & Body Shop, you must submit the Request for Business Amendment / Duplicate Certificate (MV-253G).

Mail it to

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer & Facility Services
Application Unit
P.O. Box 2700
Albany, NY  12220-0700


You will receive a replacement document in the mail in approximately 5 to 7 business days. We cannot fax a copy to you.


How do I report a change of address?

To report a change of address for your business, you must complete a Statement of Ownership and/or Permission to Use Place of Business (VS-19).

You can also call the DMV Office of Vehicle Safety and Clean Air at 1-518-474-4653 to get the form, or call 1-518-474-0919 to get more information.

It will take 6 to 8 weeks for us to process your application.


Must repair and body shops also provide a Certificate of Occupancy?

Yes. Repair shops must also provide a Certificate of Occupancy, local license or town letter as proof of zoning approval. If the new location was previously registered as a repair shop, please provide the Facility number or name of that shop. This may be accepted as proof of zoning.


If you also have an Inspection Station License,
please see Inspection Station Cap Information.