Sign Language Interpreter Request

Please note: You must have a reservation for all in-person DMV transactions or a scheduled Traffic Violation/Safety Hearing prior to completing this request for a sign language interpreter. To make a reservation at state-run DMV offices visit our Office Locations and Reservations page. In addition, your request for a sign language interpreter must be made at least two weeks prior to your reservation/hearing.

The Affirmative Action Office will respond to you in approximately one week. Response times may be longer during peak periods, holidays and summer vacations. We appreciate your patience while we work with you to schedule an interpreter to conduct your DMV business.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

                   

1. Interpreter request for:

                   

2. If you are requesting an interpreter for someone else, provide your contact information:

                   

3. Select the option that applies to your request:

Please note: You must have a reservation for all in-person DMV transactions or a scheduled Traffic Violation/Safety Hearing. This request must be made at least two weeks prior to your reservation/hearing.

Event: *

Written Permit Test:

Appointment Date: *
Start Time: *
:

5-Hour Prelicensing Course:
Before requesting the services of two sign language interpreters for the 5-Hour Prelicensing Course,
you must schedule the class with a driving school or sponsor.

Course Date (Day 1): *
Course Date (Day 2, if applicable):
Start: *
:
End: *
:

Defensive Driving Course:
Before requesting the services of two sign language interpreters for the Defensive Driving Course,
you must schedule the class with a driving school or sponsor.

Course Date: *
Start: *
:
End: *
:

Road Test:
Before requesting the services of a sign language interpreter for the road test, you must schedule an appointment with the NYS DMV. An interpreter can assist you before and after your road test. An interpreter is not allowed in the vehicle during the driving portion of the test.

Test Date: *
Start Time: *
:

Traffic Violations Hearing:

Hearing Date: *
Start Time: *
:

Impaired Driver Program:
Before requesting the services of two sign language interpreters for the Impaired Driver Program,
you must schedule classes with a sponsoring agency.

Date & Time of Each Class:

Miscellaneous:

Date: *
Start Time: *
:
End Time: *
:

                   
       

4. As noted above:

  • You must have a reservation at a DMV Office or a scheduled Traffic Violation Hearing in order to request a sign language interpreter.
  • Your request must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your reservation/hearing.
  • The Affirmative Action Office will respond to you in approximately one week. Response times may be longer during peak periods, holidays and summer vacations. We appreciate your patience while we work with you to schedule an interpreter to conduct your DMV business.

                   
       

We are pleased to provide these services and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires that people with disabilities be provided with access to governmental public services and programs. Clients with hearing impairments seeking services must be provided with an effective means of communication, which includes sign language interpreter(s). The ADA also requires county and municipal governments to make their public services and programs accessible as well. You need to contact county offices directly to obtain services.