ITHACA, N.Y. –– The Tompkins County Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that they will resume service Monday, June 15, by appointment only.

The DMV will resume in-person license, permits and non-driver ID transactions and only CDL permit tests will be given at this time.

Visitors are required to wear a mask to enter the building and continue to wear it within the building unless directed otherwise by staff. As well, visitors and staff are to maintain 6 feet of social distance to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

There is also a drop-box located in the foyer to limit contact between staff and patrons. Acceptable transactions for the drop-boxes are license plate surrenders, title only, new registrations and registration renewals.

Appointments may be made starting on Friday, June 12 by using this link.

Accepted transactions include:

  • Standard, REAL ID and Enhanced License renewals and transfers from out of state
  • First time applications to upgrade to REAL ID or Enhanced licenses or non-driver ID cards
  • First time applications for non-driver Identification Cards
  • Applications for CDL permits
  • Conditional or Restricted Licenses
  • New registrations

For information on vehicle registrations, please visit the DMV website, or call (607) 273-7187.

Anna Lamb

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