Press Release - 12-24-2018

DMV News


December 24, 2018

Lisa Koumjian
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Darren Boysen
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Pearl Street Location Moving to Central Avenue

New Location to Open January 7, 2019


The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today the relocating of its Albany District office. The current location on South Pearl Street will be relocated to 855 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. The new office will officially open on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. To facilitate the move, the South Pearl Street office will close at 1p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019.


“We are excited about providing a new location for our customers to transact business,” said DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan. “It is in a convenient area of the city, along a bus line, and near other popular businesses so customers can save time by stopping at the DMV while they are out running other errands. We are also incorporating new technology and customers can expect to see these upgrades the moment they walk into the office.”


The new office is centrally located and offers ample parking. Customers utilizing public transportation can take the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Routes 1, 712 or 905 to the West Mall Station stop, which is located just steps from the DMV. The building is also accessible for customers with disabilities.


This transition to a new location is part of the DMV’s ongoing efforts to better meet the needs of the New Yorkers it serves. In addition, the DMV has enhanced its website to make it more user-friendly and offer a wider variety of online transactions so customers can avoid a trip to an office. The DMV has also expanded the number of self-serve kiosks, which offer a dozen motor vehicle transactions and allow customers to skip the line and get on their way faster. These easy-to-use kiosks are available in all state-run DMV offices, as well as the Central New York, Long Island and Mohawk Valley Welcome Centers, and at various public events throughout the year.


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