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License Bureau / DMV

License Bureau / DMV.

County Clerk

Linda A. Forrest
Deputy Clerk, License Bureau
Janice Farwell



425-447 Pennsylvania Avenue
P.O. Box 588, 
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

Phone: (607) 737-5470

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 4:15 p.m.

Written Tests
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

REAL ID is Here!


Beginning on October 1, 2021, the federal government will require your driver license, permit or ID card to be REAL ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board a domestic flight (within the U.S.), or enter military bases and certain federal facilities. You may also use an Enhanced driver license, permit, or non-driver ID or valid U.S. Passport or other identification acceptable to the federal government. 

Please click here for more REAL ID information.

The Chemung County License Bureau (Dept of Motor Vehicles) is one of the busiest offices in the County of Chemung. The License Bureau is a revenue generating environment, and we serve the public in a very professional, polite, and kind manner.  The majority of revenue collected in the License Bureau goes directly to the State of New York. Only 12.7% of money collected stays in Chemung County.  We complete 21 transactions for the State of New York for which we receive no reimbursement.

The License Bureau offers an Express Line for renewals and a drop box in front of the office for transactions which will be returned to you within two to three weeks.  If you need sooner please call and we can check for cancellations.  Thank you 

The Chemung County License Bureau is a FULL-SERVICE office. Some of the transactions completed for you are:

Issuance of Driver's Licenses of all kinds:
     Regular operator licenses (Class D)
     Junior operator licenses (Class DJ)
     Commercial operator licenses (Class A,B,C) with endorsements
     Reciprocity (transferring from another state to NY)
     Enhanced driver licenses

     NOTE: All of the above transactions will require an original birth 
     certificate with a raised seal, at least 3 other forms of 
     identification with address on one of them.

Transfer of new and used vehicles
Enforcement transactions (conditional and restricted licenses) bad check payment, DMV fines and assessments
Written tests for Learner Permits (all classes)
Road test appointments are arranged and can also be completed online
Insurance lapses on all vehicles when paperwork is in order
Car Dealers' transactions