Respond to hearings and waiver notices for inspection stations

Accepting a waiver

Carefully read the hearing waiver notice.  To accept the waiver, mark the correct box on the form. Mail the form to the address listed on the form.  Make sure that you include a personal check and the required business documents described on the form.

Date, time and location of a hearing

We will notify you by mail of the date, time, and location of your hearing.  Hearings are held at different locations throughout New York State.  We will try to schedule the hearing at a location near your facility.

Reschedule a hearing

The DMV Hearing Bureau does not reschedule hearings without good cause. You or your attorney can request an adjournment by mail.  Your request must be no less than 7 days before the date of the hearing. Include the reason why you requested the adjournment, your address and your daytime telephone number.  Send the letter to

Safety and Business Hearing Bureau
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 424A
Albany, NY 12228

Confirmation of adjournment

If you do not receive a confirmation at least five days before the date of your hearing, call the Hearing Bureau at 1-518-474-1509.

Note:  Failure to receive a confirmation of your adjournment does not indicate that the Hearing Bureau gave you an adjournment.