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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 serves as the local Agent/Commissioner for the Department of Motor Vehicles for Putnam County.

The Putnam County DMV Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am through 4:00pm. Our office is closed from 12:30 pm through 1:30 pm. Transactions, excluding plate surrenders and dealer/PSB drop-offs, are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We also offer an after-hours drop box for your convenience.

Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles Department

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.

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. CLICK HERE

Dealer and PSB Transactions are drop off only. These transactions may be delivered to our lobby window, through the use of our after-hours drop box, or through the mail.

If any transactions are delivered to our after-hours drop box, please make sure to include your name and contact information.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

Please Note

All Appointments are

By clicking any of the links, I affirm that I have read, understand, and will comply with the instructions set forth.

License Plate Surrender

You do not need an appointment to surrender license plates at our DMV. You can visit our lobby window to surrender your license plates for a $1.00 processing fee. You can also use our after-hours drop box to deliver the plate surrender. If you use our after-hours drop box, please make sure to include your name, address, and the $1.00 processing fee.

After-hours Drop Box

Did you know that we have an after-hours drop box located at our Brewster DMV? You can take advantage of this service for any registration renewals, plate surrenders, or transactions that can be completed without the need to come into the office. Simply deposit the transaction, along with your contact information in the drop box and we will process it the next business day.

News & Updates


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Visit us today at our local DMV right here in Putnam County. Our office is located at 1 Geneva Road in Brewster near the intersection of I-84 and Route 312 and start saving today!

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 do I need to upgrade to a REAL ID or Enhanced Driver's License?

Real ID

The Federal REAL ID deadline is now May 7, 2025. Though not mandatory, we encourage everyone to obtain a REAL ID compliant identification today!

For more information please visit New York DMV | Federal REAL ID (

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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