New residents have 30 days to register their vehicles and obtain a New York State drivers license. Acceptable proof of identity, age, and residency are required. New residents with a valid license from another state are usually only required to take the vision test. Automobile insurance is mandatory in New York. For more information or answers to specific questions, contact:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Road Test Scheduling

Motor Vehicle Offices

Dutchess County
Beacon 845-838-4888
Millbrook 845-677-4080
Pawling 845-855-4400
Poughkeepsie 845-486-2130
Wappingers Falls 845-298-4620

Orange County
Goshen 845-291-3090
Middletown 845-346-1180
Newburgh 845-568-5230
Port Jervis 845-858-1480

Putnam County
Brewster 845-278-2838

Rockland County
West Haverstraw 800-DIAL-DMV

Ulster County
Kingston 845-340-3700

Westchester County
Peekskill 800-DIAL-DMV
White Plains 800-DIAL-DMV
Yonkers 800-DIAL-DMV

Safety & Emissions Testing
All registered vehicles must have an annual safety inspection and emissions inspection. This must be completed within 10 days of vehicle registration. For details, contact:

Vehicle Testing Information

State Safety Regulations
Safety restraint use is required for all front seat occupants regardless of age and applies to rear seat passengers under 16. Children under four must be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat.

Other Commuter Resources

Grand Central Terminal

MetroPool Ride Sharing

Metropolitan Transit Authority

New York Thruway Authority

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

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