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License Bureau / DMV

License Bureau / DMV

County Clerk

Catherine K. Hughes
Supervisor, License Bureau
Janet Collson

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.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Written Tests
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

REAL ID is Here!


Beginning on October 1, 2020, 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 tries it's best to serve the public in a very professional, polite, and kind manner.  The majority of revenue collected in the Chemung County License Bureau goes directly to the State of New York. Only 12.7% of collected money stays in Chemung County accounts. 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 three (3) business days. 

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 JD)
     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)
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
IRP transactions (tractor trailers)
Car Dealers' transactions
Renewal of all vehicles and operators' licenses. We want to complete them at our local office. Faster turnaround time and the tax dollars stays in Chemung County.

If you have a problem, come in and let us look the paper work over so we can take some of the worry away from you. This is YOUR local Motor Vehicle office and we want to be of service to you.

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Chemung County

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Chemung County
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

County Executive Christopher Moss