June 4, 2020 (Rochester, NY) Following the directive of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Monroe County Clerk Jamie Romeo today announced that Monroe County DMVs will reopen to limited in-person transactions by appointment only starting in Phase 3 of the Finger Lakes region reopening. The exact date of Phase 3 is yet to be determined. In addition, a number of new transactions have been added to what can be processed through U.S. Mail or secure drop box at three local DMV branches.
To emphasize: Monroe County DMV branches will NOT be open to in-person transactions next week. ReOpening will be coordinated with the Finger Lakes Region’s move into Phase 3. This does not affect the opening of the Downtown Filing Office in the County Office Building, which houses several other responsibilities of the County Clerk’s Office including court and land recordings.
“The Monroe County Clerk’s Office remains committed to keeping these vital services accessible to our residents, which is why we were one of the first counties in the state to offer expanded remote services during our mandated closure. As an agent for the State of New York, we must follow their guidance to reopening, and thank Commissioner Schroeder for his work through this difficult time.” Monroe County Clerk Jamie Romeo stated.
Since mid-March, the Monroe County Clerk’s Office has continued to provide many transactions processed through the mail and secure drop off. Starting the week of June 8, we will be expanding the services to include several new options. Please reference the attached chart for a more detailed breakdown of the available services and methods to complete them. New York State DMV continues to provide 60 Online Transactions available to any resident with internet access.
Through Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders and Department of Homeland Security directives, the following changes to vehicle and traffic laws remain in effect:
All licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations expiring March 1st or later have been extended until further notice.
All inspections expiring March 31st or later have been extended until further notice.
The REAL ID enforcement deadline has been delayed until October 1st, 2021.
To stay up-to-date with all the new policies and procedures at the County Clerk’s Office, we encourage you to check our COVID19 Updates webpage.