Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides original and renewal vehicle registrations, driver's licenses and learner permits. DMV is responsible for issuing conditional and restricted licenses of rental vehicles, livery, ambulances and buses. DMV provides non-drivers license identification cards as well as being a sponsor of the "Moto Voter" program.

REAL ID & Enhanced Driver's Licenses

Learn more by viewing a Why and How to Upgrade a New York State Driver’s License to REAL ID or an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) video on YouTube.

Satellite Offices

DMV operates three satellite offices for public convenience. These satellite offices do not offer the services of EDL, REAL ID, Restricted or Conditional licenses:

  • The East Greenbush DMV satellite office is open on Mondays from 9 am to 3 pm at the East Greenbush Town Hall at 225 Columbia Turnpike
  • The Schodack DMV satellite office is open on Tuesdays from 9 am to 3 pm at the Schodack Town Hall at 265 Schuurman Road
  • The Hoosick Falls DMV satellite office is open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm at the John J. Murphy Senior Center

Update on Satellite Offices

Rensselaer County Clerk is pleased to announce that the Rensselaer County Satellite DMV offices located in East Greenbush, Schodack and Hoosick Falls will be reopening for full service on Monday July 12, 2021. The satellite offices will be open only for Rensselaer County residents. The reopening of the satellite offices coincides with the opening of the host Town halls and Senior Center and the loosening of COVID-19 related restrictions on governmental buildings.

"I am really pleased to resume the Satellites once again," Mr. Merola said, "We were just waiting for the go ahead from the towns to start up again. East Greenbush, Schodack and Hoosick Falls have reopened and have invited us back, an invitation we are happy to accept."

The satellite offices will resume the same pre-COVID schedule.

"I would like to thank the residents of Rensselaer County for their patience and good will during this fifteen month period where we were forced to severely restrict DMV operations." Mr. Merola said, "Unlike the state and many other counties, the Troy DMV was open and fully functioning, but many people were unable to utilize this site for transactions. I am happy to reopen the satellite offices in order to make everyone's life a little easier in regard to motor vehicle business."