Department of Motor Vehicles

Lawrence J. Caza, Schoharie County Clerk

Local County Commissioner of Motor Vehicles

  • The Schoharie Department of Motor Vehicles is open to the Public for all Walk-In transactions, with No Appointment Needed. Please have your Forms and your ID Ready, to move as swiftly as possible through the process.
  • Our Hours of Operation are Mon – Fri 8:30 am till 4:30 pm
  • We process on a first-come / first serve basis; Forms are available in the office.
  • Remember, most DMV Forms and many DMV transactions can also be found, completed, and Processed Online at:
  • For Commercial Driver License (CDL) Permit Tests, applicants must start their Tests by 3pm daily.
  • For a regular Driver License Test, DJ (Junior License) or a Motorcycle Written Test, applicants must start by 3:30 pm
  • No Enhanced Driver Licenses or ID’s (EDL’s) or the REAL ID’s will be started after 4 pm daily.
  • For more Information, or Questions, please call either our DMV Office at 518-295-8317, or the NYS DMV Help Line at (800) 698-2931
  • EZ PASS TAGS are now available to purchase at the Schoharie County Department of Motor Vehicles for a cost of $25.00 – once the Tag is registered and activated ONLINE with NYS – the $25 you paid is available to use on your EZ PASS TAG ACCOUNT


Location: County Office Building, 1st floor, 284 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157

Phone: 518-295-8317

Fax: 518-295-8484

Mailing Address: Schoharie DMV, P.O. Box 549, Schoharie, NY 12157

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm.


Most Commonly Asked Questions:

What motor vehicle services does the local Schoharie County Office provide?

The county acts as an agent for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and provides Original and Renewal transactions for all levels of Driver Licenses and Learner Permits, Non-Driver ID’s, Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle & Trailer Registrations, and also Boat and Snowmobile Registrations. We also act for NYS in the collection of Sales Tax on the sale of motor vehicles and other items between individuals. 

We pride ourselves on fast, efficient service to keep you from waiting in long lines at other offices.

Can I do my motor vehicle transactions by the mail?

YES! Our office is geared to the motto, “In today, out today” for fast by-mail-service.

Driver Licenses and Permits must be done in-person since a Photograph of the person applying must be taken. To do a transaction by mail, you must comply with any DMV Identification requirements for that transaction.

But also Remember, that Many DMV Transactions can be processed ONLINE at:  

How can I obtain information on a motor vehicle transaction?

You can come into our Office, in-person, at 284 Main St., Schoharie in the 1st floor of the County Office Building, during regular business hours. Some information is available over-the-phone, also during business hours, at 518-295-8317. Information is also available from the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles at:

— You can Open a MYDMV Account by clicking on the MYDMV Log In Link —