Broome County Clerk Joseph Mihalko says residents will be able to do some business directly with the Department of Motor Vehicles at the Endicott office starting Monday, June 15.
After offices were shut down and personnel directed to work off-site during the COVID-19 emergency March 21, transactions with the DMV had to be done online or by mail.
The Endicott DMV office will be open from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., with the last transactions starting at 3:45 p.m., according to a news release from the County Clerk's Office. The Clerk says the Endicott office will resume its normal Saturday hours starting June 20, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., with the last transactions starting at 12:45 p.m.
Mihalko says due to staffing limitations that remain in place, the Binghamton DMV Office is not due to reopen until Monday, June 22 and the satellite offices will remain closed until further notice.
Residents should bear in mind the transactions at the local offices are only those for Broome County residents, the offices are working with limited staff and New York State has not issued guidelines about what services can an cannot be offered through the state computer system.
The Clerk says the County-operated DMV cannot guarantee Regular (Permit) License Exams, CDL (Permit) Exams, Enhanced Driver License and REALID Transaction and Enforcements will be available June 15.
Mihalko says he expects a large volume of traffic so customers are asked to limit their transaction to what is most time-sensitive and necessary. Motorists with things like renewals that aren't up for a while are asked to wait until the initial rush is over.
To help Broome County residents get caught up, the DMV will extend hours the week of July 6, opening both the Endicott and Binghamton offices from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Both offices will also be open Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. with the last transaction starting at 12:45 p.m.
Motorists can still do business with the local DMV by mail and should send those transactions to Binghamton DMV at 81 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. The Clerk’s secure DMV dropbox is also mounted on the wall in the lobby of the Broome County Office Building, located at 60 Hawley Street in Binghamton.
Lines at the DMV can be avoided by handling license plate returns and vehicle registration renewals by mail or at the drop box.