Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles

Last Revised: 06/2022

The Watertown DMV is operating by appointment only.


Plate Surrenders do not need an appointment

Forms & Test booklets are available at the reception desk without an appointment

 

You can schedule your appointment at https://jeffersoncountywatertowndmv.setmore.com/ or by calling 315-785-3312, Option 1. Please use the Document Guide from NYS to ensure you have the proper forms and documentation needed for your transaction.

 

Notice:

After May 3, 2023, only the Enhanced or REAL ID will be accepted to get on a domestic flight, enter certain federal buildings or military bases (unless you have a Passport). If you plan to travel, we recommend you upgrade before 2023. Use the following link to determine which ID is right for you. https://dmv.ny.gov/get-enhanced-or-real-id 

Hours of Operation:

September – June                                                    July & August

9:00 am to 4:30 pm Mon – Fri                                  8:30 am to 3:30 pm Mon – Fri

9:00 am to 7:00 pm Thurs

*Please note the lobby doors are locked 15 minutes prior to closing. If your appointment is at the end of the day, make sure to be on time.

Our office is closed for all major holidays. These and any other closings, restricted hours or computer outages are posted on our Facebook page.

Alternative Processing Methods:

Most DMV Transactions do not have to be completed in person. You may also complete some transactions online at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/all-online-transactions, by mail or via drop box. You can view our Drop Box Requirements by clicking here.

Jefferson County now has a dedicated Registry page that can be accessed here!

New York has the third highest need for donors in the country, yet the second lowest percentage of registered donors. Out of the approximately 9,500 New Yorkers on the waiting list, over 1,700 have been waiting for life saving and improving transplants for more than 5 years. Each year, an estimated 400 men, women and children in the state die because to the shortage of donors.

Additional Resources:

NYS Contacts page https://dmv.ny.gov/contact-us/dmv-phone-numbers 

  • Certain transactions/issues cannot be resolved at the County office please use this link to contact NYS DMV directly.

Search here for a qualified 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course

  • NYS now requires you to have a Photo Learner Permit before taking the 5 Hour Course

Before you Schedule a Road Test click here to find out what you need

Accident Report https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/how-file-motorist-accident-report

  

Gizelle J. Meeks

Jefferson County Clerk

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Contact Us:

DMV-Department of Motor Vehicles dmv@co.jefferson.ny.us
Phone: 315-785-3312, Option 1 Fax: 315-785-5048
Recording-Land/Court jeffcoclerksoffice@co.jefferson.ny.us
Phone: 315-785-3312, Option 2 Fax: 315-785-5145
Records Management recordscenter@co.jefferson.ny.us
Phone: 315-785-3312, Option 3 Fax: 315-785-5145

Schedule a DMV appointment at https://jeffersoncountywatertowndmv.setmore.com/

Schedule a County Clerk/Passport appointment at https://jeffersoncountyclerksoffice.setmore.com/

Online Records: Access our records online at searchiqs.com/nyjef. If you have trouble viewing this website, please  contact  IQS at 1-800-320-2617 or email websupport for assistance.