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Putnam County

Department of Motor Vehicles

Please be advised that the Putnam County DMV is open to Customers by Appointment only.

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The County Clerk is the County Registrar and Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts, in addition to other responsibilities.

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Summer hours (mid-June through mid-September) are 8am to 4pm. His office is where you will find: maps, papers in actions and special proceedings of both civil and criminal courts, judgment and lien dockets, and other books and documents related to these matters.)

Michael C. Bartolotti
County Clerk

Miriam Sicignano 
Deputy County Clerk/Budget Officer

Cathleen Petro 
Deputy County Clerk

Need To Schedule
Your Appointment?

All customers must abide by the procedure below

Customers MUST have all forms completed prior to arriving for their appointment. You can access all forms through the forms list here.

Please be advised that your appointment may be subjected to residency verification.

If you have any questions or need assistance with scheduling or do not see the type of service that you need from our office, please contact us at:

Putnam County DMV: 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, New York 10509, (845) 278-2838.

Dealer and PSB Transactions are drop off only through the use of our drop box and through the mail.

When utilizing the dropbox, please make sure to leave your name and contact information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to visit the Brewster DMV and how can I make the appointment?
Yes. We are open by open by appointment only and for limited in-office transactions at this time.

In order to make an appointment, please click our scheduling link above.

We also have a drop-box located at the Brewster DMV which should be utilized for any registration renewals, plate surrenders, or transactions that can be completed without the need to come in to the office.

What forms do I need in order to register a vehicle?

In order to register a vehicle, you will need an MV-82, Bill of Sale, Copy of driver’s license, sales tax form (DTF-802), Copy of the insurance card for the vehicle.

Please click the form link above to access the necessary forms.

What forms do I need in order to renew my drivers license?

If you are renewing your driver’s license and changing to either the REAL ID license or the Enhanced license, you must visit a DMV office and bring a completed MV-44 form as well as all of the proper paperwork with you.

In order to verify the proper paperwork that you will need to bring with you, please visit: the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Website

For the MV-44 form, please click the form links above.

Are Motor Vehicle offices open?

Most motor vehicle offices are open throughout the State. For a listing of the DMV offices and their availability, please visit:

Due to the officesbeing closed due to COVID-19, is my drivers license or registration still valid even though it is expired?
Effective 6/24/2021, all expired documents must be renewed and are no longer considered extended. Please make an appointment at our office to renew the documents that are expired or are expiring.
Is the REAL ID deadline still October of 2020?

The REAL ID deadline has been extended to May 7, 2025. For more information on the REAL ID requirement, please visit:

Do I need to make an appointment to surrender my license plates?
No. You can utilize the dropbox that is located at our Brewster DMV. Place the license plates being surrendered in the box with your name and address and a $1.00 processing fee.
Are other DMV's open by appointment only or just the Brewster DMV?

For a list of DMV locations and to see what other DMV offices are doing, please visit the following website:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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