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DMV Drop Box Requirements

The Drop Box is checked regularly throughout the day to ensure the Security of your documents and personal information

Please check our Facebook Page for up-to-date processing Times for these transactions

Once a transaction is received in the DropBox, it will not be pulled to be completed ahead of the other transactions pending, not even for a scheduled appointment

Transactions Accepted:

  • Renewals - No changes to Name/ID Type
  • Registrations - ALL Vehicle Types
  • Plate Surrenders - $1.00 Cash Fee

Registration Requirements:

  •  A photocopy of your ID
  •  The original proof of ownership of the vehicle - If you do not hold the Title because you have an Out of State Lienholder please see back for further information.
  •  A Bill of Sale  
  •  NYS DMV Form MV-82 - Vehicle Registration/Title Application with complete phone number or email
  •  NYS DMV Form DTF-802
  •  Proof of NYS Insurance – Must have a scannable barcode.
  •  Payment – Blank check made payable to “Jefferson County Clerk” or a completed credit card authorization.

Additional Information:

  • If you are transferring plates, you must check the “Transfer Plates” checkbox at the top of MV-82 and provide the plate number.   If you do not, we will issue and charge you for new license plates!  Do not move your plates to the new vehicle and operate it until you receive your new registration sticker and document in the mail.
  • Payment Options – Check or Credit Card only, payable to “Jefferson County Clerk”

If we are mailing you plates, include a separate check or money order for $5.00 to cover postage for the plates to be mailed, or you can contacted to come in and pick them up.

DMV Drop Box Requirements - Avoid delay or rejection of your transaction by following these Guidelines

  • All Application Forms and Titles must be original. No photocopies of these documents will be accepted.  Forms of identification may be submitted as photocopies - please do not leave your driver's license or other original forms of identification in the drop box.
  • Please make sure that all forms are completed and signed by the appropriate individual
  • Provide a Phone number with an active Voicemail as we will only call once with Questions and notifications.
  • NO Cash is accepted, except the $1.00 processing fee for plate surrenders. All other applications must include a blank check made out to Jefferson County Clerk or a completed Credit Card Authorization Form
  • All paperwork must be contained in an envelope or folder. If you need an envelope please come into our DMV lobby.


Gizelle J. Meeks                 

Jefferson County Clerk

Contact Us:

DMV - Dept. of Motor Vehicles


Records Management




518-486-9786 - NYS Call Center



315-785-5048 - Fax

315-785-5145 - Fax

315-785-5145 - Fax

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