Motor Vehicles Bureau

New York State DMV Helpline: 1-800-698-2931

Local Canandaigua Office Fax Number: 585-396-4981


We accept cash, checks made payable to "Ontario County Clerk" and the following major credit cards:
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Road Tests

All road tests are now scheduled by calling:
  • Ph: (518) 402-2100
  • TDD: (800) 368-1186
Tests can also be scheduled online.


For transactions that are mailed in or dropped off to our drop box, please make sure that you have provided clear and accurate contact information (phone number & email). We will contact you, should your transaction require additional documentation. 

To avoid delays and to maintain organization, our office will return any incomplete packets after 10 business days if we do not receive the necessary materials to complete your transaction. Any additional documentation required, must be either mailed in or dropped off and MUST indicate that there is already a file for you at our office. Most drop off and mail in work can be completed in 3-5 business days.

It is very important that you very carefully review your paper work prior to submitting to us, this will also help us efficiently process and return your documents and/or plates to you. Simple errors will ultimately delay in your processing. Please utilize the state's check list. and registration calculator. Do not forget to add in the appropriate sales tax.

PAYMENT METHOD: Check or Money Order
made out to “Ontario County Clerk”. You are REQUIRED to calculate your fees & taxes. Go to to determine your total, then add your counties percent for sales tax on the purchase price of the vehicle (i.e. Ontario Co 7.5%, Monroe/Yates Co 8%). If you are unsure of the value, please leave the value portion of the check blank and our office will fill it in as a courtesy when the transaction is processed. For license transactions, please use the states guide for fees.

Credit Card: Complete the credit card authorization form which will authorize Ontario County to process the transaction, without requiring you to calculate your fees.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL FEES: For transactions requiring new plates to be issued, an additional $5 fee will be incurred for mailing. Please provide separate payment: CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY for these fees. PAYABLE TO ONTARIO COUNTY CLERK.

Mail or drop-off items in a sealed envelope to:

Ontario County DMV
20 Ontario St 
Canandaigua, NY 14424

We thank you for your patience during this time and look forward to continuing our service Ontario County in the best and safest ways.

Thank you.