FAQ's for vision registry providers

Does a pharmacy or organization deputized by DMV need to be enrolled in the Registry to conduct vision screening tests?


Can out of state health care providers access the Registry?

No. Out of state health care providers are not permitted to enroll in the Registry.

Motorist accident reports

You are required by the NY State Vehicle and Traffic Law to file an accident report if you are involved in any accident where there is damage to the property of one individual (including yourself) that is more than $1,000.  The report must be filed within 10 days.  In addition

Private Service Bureaus

The DMV licenses private businesses as Private Service Bureaus (known as PSB Partners). PSB Partners are authorized to process certain DMV transactions on behalf of their customers. When they use a PSB Partner, customers who normally would need to visit a DMV office can avoid the visit.

The PSB Partner program is convenient for the customers who use the services of the PSB Partners. It also improves efficiency at DMV offices because it reduces the number of transactions DMV must process or the number of individual customers the DMV must serve.

Vehicle registrations and title certificates for members of the military

Below is helpful information for those who currently serve in the US Armed Forces and their families, and military veterans and their families.  Thank you for your service! 

Second party registration transactions

If you are not able to visit the DMV to register a vehicle, another person can come for you.  You will need these forms

Tickets in COMPASS - FAQs

How is the information found in the Tickets in COMPASS product different from the information that I already have access to through COMPASS?

The information currently available to District Attorneys and Courts only includes conviction data. District Attorneys and Courts do not currently have information about the original charge and the conviction.

What tickets are included in the Tickets in COMPASS product?

Tickets in COMPASS

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Access Request Forms:

Change name or non-address information on non-driver ID

How do I change the name on my non-driver ID?

You must visit your local DMV office to change your first, last or middle name.  Bring all of the following

Details of additional fees for Empire Gold plates

Renew Registration

  • Current Plate(s) (blue and white) fee includes
    • the renewal fee
    • any other mandated taxes and fees

If you have personalized blue and white plate(s), the fee also includes the annual personalized plate fee for two years, normally $50.

Transaction Message - Online Transaction Security

DMV Online Transaction Security

The DMV uses secure socket layering (SSL) to protect your information. The DMV encrypts your credit card information and your personal information so other Internet users cannot read the information. Read the DMV Privacy and Security Statement.

Employee Information - Closings and Delays



All employees should report to their normal work location unless they have been
directed otherwise by their supervisor.


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