Department of Motor Vehicles

Important Public Notice:

Although there is still a Declared State of Emergency in Schoharie County, the County Office Building at 284 Main St., Schoharie, has re-opened to the Public, but BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Be prepared to wear a Face Covering, have your Temperature scanned, and to answer specific Covid-19 Health questions. The Schoharie County DMV is Open By Appointment only, from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. (There are no late evening hours or appointments on Wednesday nights at this time.)

The DMV phone number is 518-295-8317 To Call for an Appointment.

Many DMV transactions can be done by mail at: Schoharie DMV, P.O. Box 549, Schoharie, NY 12157 Many can be done Online at:

Road Tests can also be scheduled by calling 518-402-2100.

There is also a Locked DROP-BOX outside the County Building to submit paperwork for Vehicle Transactions and Registrations, Plate Surrenders, and many common transactions that do not require a personal appearance at the DMV. (Please be sure to include a Copy of your Identification with your paperwork) The Answers to most DMV questions can be found online at the NYS DMV Website at:

Location: County Office Building, 1st floor, 284 Main Street Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8317
Fax: (518) 295-8484
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 549 Schoharie, New York 12157
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wednesdays 8:30am – 7pm

As always, no CDL tests will be given after 3pm and no Enhanced or Real ID Licenses will be issued after 4pm due to limited state functions.  For more information, or questions, please call the DMV Office at 518-295-8317.

E-ZPass tags are now available at Schoharie County Department of Motor Vehicles at a cost of $25.00 each. For more information, please see the E-Z Pass FAQs.

There are a variety of commonly asked questions and related issues that many individuals contact the DMV Office to inquire about. The answers to many of these questions are presented below.

Most Commonly Asked Questions:

What motor vehicle service does the local County office provide?
The county provides original and renewal transactions for motor vehicle, boat and snowmobile registrations, learner’s permits and driver’s licenses. It also acts as an agent for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in the collection of sales tax on the sale of motor vehicles between individuals.

Can I do my motor vehicle transaction by mail?
Yes. The mail section of the local office is geared to the motto, “In today, out today”, a one-day mail service. Drivers’ licenses must be obtained in person since a photograph of the licensee must be taken. Compliance with DMV identification is required.

How can I obtain information on a motor vehicle transaction?
You can appear in person at the Main Street Office at the Schoharie County Office Building, Schoharie, and ask any questions you may have or you can contact the motor vehicle office at (518) 295-8317.

Information is also available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles