DMV changes office visit policy due to COVID-19
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the
DMV is barring customers from coming into the offi ce
unless they have an appointment, and will also adjourn
all traffi c violations for a month.
“Above all else, we want our customers to be safe, so
we are now requiring reservations and adjourning traffi c
hearings in our Traffi c Violation Bureaus to limit large
crowds in our offi ces,” said DMV Commissioner Mark
J.F. Schroeder. “We are advising customers to only visit
an offi ce if they have to—any customer who can complete
their transaction online should do so.”
The DMV will begin serving customers by reservation
only on the following dates in the following offi ces:
March 19 – Bethpage, Garden City, Massapequa, Port
Jefferson, Hauppauge, Huntington, Medford, Riverhead
March 20 – College Point, Jamaica, Springfi eld Gardens,
Harlem, License Express, Midtown Manhattan, Lower
Manhattan-Greenwich Street, Brooklyn-Atlantic Center,
Brooklyn-Coney Island, Bronx Registration Center, Bronx
License Center, Richmond, Albany District Offi ce, Syracuse,
The DMV will also be reverting to regular hours from
the extended hours that were implemented in January.
DMV regular hours can be found on the DMV website
for each offi ce location.
Customers can make a reservation online or by calling
the reservation hotline at 518-626-8990. Those who
need assistance may also call the hotline for personalized
The DMV office at 366 W 31st St.
service, or contact the DMV directly through dmv.ny.gov.
Customers can choose to make a reservation at any of the
27 state-run DMV offi ces.
In addition to instilling an appointment-only policy,
starting on March 18 the DMV will be adjourning all
traffi c violation hearings for one month. There are eight
Traffi c Violations Bureaus (TVBs) operated by the DMV
PHOTO VIA GOOGLE MAPS
in the fi ve boroughs of New York City to adjudicate traffi c
tickets issued in New York City. Those who are scheduled
to appear during this time will receive an adjournment
notice from the DMV.
For more information about making an appointment or
what you need to make an appointment, visit the DMV
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8 March 19, 2020 Schneps Media