DMV-Regulated Business Type Descriptions

Vehicle Inspection Stations

Vehicle Inspection Stations are licensed by the DMV to conduct required annual inspections of safety equipment and required annual tests of exhaust emissions. The safety inspection and emissions test are normally done at the same time.

Safety Inspections

Every motor vehicle, motorcycle and trailer, must receive a safety inspection each year, as required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations can be licensed to inspect

Cancellations, closings and delays

Office Closings | Road Test Cancellations


Office Closings or Changes

 None at this time.




Road Test Cancellations, Location Closings or Changes


Get proof of ownership at purchase

If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer

A DMV-licensed automobile dealer must have acceptable proof of ownership for a vehicle before they can sell that vehicle to you. Most NY State automobile dealers send the application for your vehicle registration and title certificate to the DMV. The dealer can charge a fee of $75 for this service.

The proof of ownership for a new vehicle is the

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO)

or the

Registration Class Codes

Only registration classes eligible for one or more online transactions are listed. This is not a complete list of all classes and codes. If the code for your registration class is not listed, the registration is not eligible for online renewal or registration document replacement, or for electronic reminders

Common Classes



Medical Certification FAQ's


1.  Why do I have to self-certify?

New federal regulations require all commercial drivers to certify to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) the type of driving they perform or expect to perform. Drivers that self-certify to a non-excepted driving type (NA or NI) are also required to submit a copy of their USDOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

This is a nationwide safety initiative that affects commercial driver in all states.


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