Motor Vehicle Supervisor:
Lori Western

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

July & August:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

County Office Building
223 W. Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 736-5571

518) 736-5966

Department of Motor Vehicles FAQ


Fulton County Clerk Linda Kollar has announced a schedule for the Johnstown Department of Motor Vehicles to re-open for customer appointments. After delays invoked by the State DMV Commissioner, the local DMV Office will begin in-person transactions by appointment only, effective Monday, 22 June.

Click below to make an appointment for Driver's License Renewals, Driver's License Upgrades and Permit Applications. Also for Registration requests that cannot be processed through our front drop box or via the mail. You can also call (518) 736-5950 to make an appointment.

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Documents Filed at the Department of Motor Vehicles

  • All Types of Driver’s Licenses (Real Id, Enhanced License, CDL, Conditional, Restricted). Issues
  • All Types of Registrations (Vehicle, Boat, Trailer, Motorcycle, Snowmobile, ATV, Etc).

We encourage you to Visit  the Fulton County DMV for immediate assistance and to keep it Local!

Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30  PM

(July 1st thru Labor Day)
Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

New York offers three types of documents

Customers have three options when it comes to getting a driver license, permit, or non-driver ID in New York State.  

  • Enhanced
  • Standard

After October 1, 2020, 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 2020. 

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Temporary license and registration documents

Waited too long to renew your license or registration document?  Need your new document right away? No problem! Save yourself the trip to the DMV and print a temporary license or registration document instantly when you renew or replace online. 

These transactions allow you to download and print your temporary document in PDF format to use until you receive your new document in the mail. You will receive your new document in the mail within 10 days.

Renew Online

Use DMV's Document Guide to determine what proofs to bring. At the end of the guide, you will have the option to make a reservation online at one of the offices listed below. Note: you must come to an office if you want to upgrade to REAL ID or Enhanced.

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Vehicle transactions

Be prepared and make a reservation at one of the offices listed below. You won't need to wait in any long lines and we can serve you as quickly as possible.

Registration, plates, or title