Apply for a driver license, permit or non-driver ID card at any of our three convenient DMV locations!

  • First time applicants, renewals, and upgrades must be in person by appointment at a DMV office.
  • Information and forms needed for processing varies with each type of license/permit/ID. Please see below to find the documents you will need.
  • All forms must be filled out prior to your visit.

New Yorkers who wish to fly within the U.S. using only their New York State issued driver license or non-driver ID will need a REAL ID or Enhanced Driver License or non-driver ID beginning October 1, 2021.

Please Note: The New York State Governor has extended the validity of driver licenses, permits & non-driver identification documents that expired during the COVID-19  pandemic statewide shutdown. Please visit the NYS DMV Reopening Guidance page for more information about the extension of expired documents.

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  • Federal REAL ID compliant
  • Costs an additional $30 on top of the regular transaction fees
  • Accepted at US land or sea border crossings from Canada, Mexico and some Caribbean islands
  • Shows your full legal name (first, middle, last)
  • Shows your residential address (where you live)
  • Has an American flag displayed on the document
  • Requires an office visit to prove your:
    • Identity ( i.e. current driver license, U.S. government issued birth certificate or U.S. Passport with your full name)
    • Date of Birth (i.e. U.S. government issued birth certificate)
    • U.S. Citizenship (i.e. U.S. government issued birth certificate or Certificate of Naturalization)
    • Social Security Number (i.e. Social Security Card or NYS Income Tax W-2 with full SSN)
    • NY State Residency (two separate proofs required i.e. U.S. utility bill, U.S. pay stub)
    • If your name has changed, you must bring in your government-issued marriage certificate(s), divorce decree(s) or court order document(s). If your name has changed more than once, you must bring multiple documents that link all names.
  • Fill out form MV-44
  • Must pass vision test in office

Please see NYS DMV form ID-44 for a full list of acceptable proofs. Please see our brochures Is REAL ID for Me? and REAL ID What DO I Need? on our forms page for more information.

  • Federal REAL ID compliant
  • Does not have additional cost, but all regular transaction fees will apply
  • Shows your full legal name (first, middle, last)
  • Shows your residential address (where you live)
  • Has a star displayed on the document
  • Requires an office visit to prove your:
    • Identity ( i.e. current driver license, U.S. government issued birth certificate or U.S. Passport or Unexpired Foreign Passport with valid Visa and I-94 arrival/departure record or valid I-551 stamp with your full name)
    • Date of Birth (i.e. U.S. government issued birth certificate or Unexpired Foreign Passport with valid Visa and I-94 arrival/departure record or valid I-551 stamp)
    • Social Security Status (i.e. Social Security Card, NYS Income Tax W-2 with full SSN or letter of ineligibility from the U.S. Social Security Administration)
    • NY State Residency (two separate proofs required, i.e. U.S. utility bill, U.S. pay stub)
    • If your name has changed, you must bring in your government-issued marriage certificate(s), divorce decree(s) or court order document(s). If your name has changed more than once, you must bring multiple documents that link all names.
  • Fill out form MV-44
  • Must pass vision test in office

Please see NYS DMV form ID-44 for a full list of acceptable proofs. Please see our brochures Is REAL ID for Me? and REAL ID What DO I Need? on our forms page for more information.

First Time Applicant:

Upon passing your road test you will be given an interim license by the examiner. Keep this with your photo learner permit until your new license arrives in the mail (approximately 2 weeks). You may use these to drive until you receive your new license.

License Renewal:
Renew Here at one of our three convenient Saratoga County DMV locations in Ballston Spa, Clifton Park or Wilton and keep your hard-earned money here working for you!

To renew your license, you will need:

  • Completed MV-2 Renewal Letter (if you do not have this document, please fill out form MV-44)
  • Passing of Vision Test
  • Current License or Proof of Name

*If your license expiration has exceeded 2 years you will need to apply for a new learner permit.

First Time Applicant:

  • Complete form MV-44
  • Proof of Name
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Social Security Card

A permit may be valid for more than 1 year. You must pass both the written and vision test to receive a learner permit. The total fee will include a $10 application fee, a $12.50 document processing fee, and a license fee; the total will not exceed $120.

Permit Renewal:
Renew Here at one of our three convenient Saratoga County DMV locations in Ballston Spa, Clifton Park or Wilton and keep your hard-earned money here working for you!

To renew your permit you will need:

  • Completed MV-44 Form
  • Expired Permit or Proof of Name

The written and vision test must be completed once more prior to receiving your new permit. If the written exam was passed within 2 years, it may be waived.

Please note: If your permit has expired AFTER 2 years, please see the instructions above for first time applicants.

First Time Applicant:

Upon passing the road test, you will be issued a temporary motorcycle license by the examiner. If you do not have another class of NYS driver license, you will receive your motorcycle license with your photo by mail in approximately two weeks after the date of your road test. You do not have to visit a DMV office.

If you already have another class of NYS driver license, wait at least seven days following your road test to apply for your motorcycle license at your local DMV office. You must:

  • Complete Form MV-44
  • Mark the “Change”  box at the top, and write in “Add Class M (or MJ)” in the “Other Change” box
  • Bring your temporary motorcycle license, your motorcycle learner permit and your current photo driver license
  • Pay the $12.50 fee to amend your driver license

Both driver license classes will be listed on your new document.  The new driver license will expire on the same date as your previous one. The DMV office will issue a temporary driver license without a photo to you. Please allow two weeks to receive your new photo driver license by mail.

Motorcycle License Renewal:
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  • Completed MV-2 Renewal Letter (if you do not have this document, please fill out form MV-44)
  • Passing of Vision Test
  • Current License or Proof of Name

*If your license expiration has exceeded 2 years you will need to apply for a new learner permit. If you have any other class combined with Class M or MJ (example: DM), an additional $8.00 fee will be added to the renewal cost.

First Time Applicant:

  • Complete Form MV-44
  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Age
  • If you already have a Driver License (Class D or DJ) or a Learner Permit (Class D or DJ), bring this document
  • Payment for $10.00 application fee and motorcycle license fee

When driving with your motorcycle permit you must be under the general supervision of  a driver who is 21 years or age or older and has a valid motorcycle license from NYS or another state. The driver must remain within 1/4 mile of you at all times.

Motorcycle Permit Renewal:
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  • If you do not have another class, your Class M or MJ permit is valid for a maximum of five years. You cannot renew the permit. If your permit expires, you must apply for a new permit and take the written test again.
  • If you do have another class of NYS driver license, your Class M or MJ permit is valid for one year, and you can renew the permit for one additional year. To get a new permit after a renewal, you must apply for a new permit and take the motorcycle written test again.

First Time Applicant:

  • Have a New York State driver license (Class D, Class E, or Non-CDL C) or a valid CDL from another state
  • Pass the CDL Road Test

Commercial drivers will be issued a receipt (if road test was passed) indicating they must wait 1 business day before visiting a DMV office in order to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License document.

CDL Renewal:
Renew Here at one of our three convenient Saratoga County DMV locations in Ballston Spa, Clifton Park or Wilton and keep your hard-earned money here working for you!

You will need to meet the requirements to renew any type of driver license in addition to:

  • Meeting the federal medical certification requirements. You must indicate compliance when you answer the required questions on the MV-2CDL (included in your renewal notice).
  • Providing proof of your legal presence in the United States on DMV records. Documents provided must be original; photocopies will not be accepted. Documents submitted as proof of residence must have your current residence address on it (no P.O. Box permitted). If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you will only need to provide this proof on the first (original, amendment, reciprocity or renewal) application on or after June 18, 2015. We will retain the proof on your driving record.
  • If you are temporary visitor, you will need to provide proof of legal presence in the U.S. with every application. Your new document will have the legend “NON-DOMICILED” and also “TEMPORARY VISITOR” and the expiration date of your legal status in the United States printed on it.
  • If you indicate the driving types NI (Non-excepted Interstate) or NA (Non-excepted Intrastate) on your renewal, you must provide a legible copy of your current USDOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate to DMV if it is not already on file.

Per new federal regulations, the DMV will check for any open suspensions or revocations you may have in any state.  If you have an open suspension or revocation, we will reject your application. An applicant’s current CDL document will be voided and returned when issuing a new CDL document.

For vehicle class descriptions, endorsements and restriction codes click here.

 

First Time Applicant:

You are required to:

  • Have a New York State driver license (Class D, Class E, or Non-CDL C) or a valid CDL from another state
  • Meet the Federal medical examination requirements
  • Prove your legal presence in the United States
  • Certify that you did not hold a driver license in any state or in the District of Columbia except New York in the last 10 years; if you have you must report every US state (or the District of Columbia) where you held a driver license in the last 10 years.
  • You must pass the written commercial learner permit test for the CDL that you need. There is an application fee of $10.00 and includes both knowledge and endorsement test if taken at the same time. Tests not taken and passed at time of initial application will require an additional $5.00 fee.
  • There is a fee of $40.00 to take the CDL road test (skills test). This must be paid before scheduling your road test and may be paid at your local DMV office upon issuance of your commercial learner permit.

The supervising driver must have a driver license that is valid to drive the commercial motor vehicle that you use for practice.

Commercial License Permit Renewal:
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CLPs will be valid for only 180 days with one renewal for an additional 180 days, after which the holder will have to apply for a new CLP, including retaking any required knowledge tests. An applicant’s current CLP document will be voided and returned when issuing a new CLP document.

For vehicle class descriptions, endorsements and restriction codes click here.

First Time Applicant:

  • Completed Form MV-44
  • Proof of Name
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Social Security Card

If you already have a current license or permit you will only need to present said license/permit and complete form MV-44 at time of application. If you are not yet 16 years old, your parent or guardian will need to complete the consent section on page 2 of form MV-44. A temporary non-photo document will be given to you until you receive your photo ID card in the mail (approximately 2 weeks).

Non-Driver ID Renewal:
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Documents and fees mirror that of a first time applicant.

 

Other services include:

  • Complete Form MV-44
  • Current License or Proof of Name
  • Driver Education Certificate of Completion if 17 years of age

There will be a $5.00 transaction fee for a Driver Education Certificate of Completion.

To receive a NYS license, visit your local DMV office with the following:

  • Completed Form MV-44
  • Proof of Name
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Social Security Card
  • Out-of-State License
  • Pass a vision test at the office or provide a Vision Test Report.

If you are exchanging an out-of-state REAL ID for a New York State REAL ID, you must bring documentation to prove your identity, date of birth, authorized presence, social security status, and proof of NYS residency, as well as proof of name change if applicable. Please see the REAL ID and Enhanced Driver License sections for more information.

The fee to replace a driver’s license and permit is $17.50. The replacement fee for non-driver ID cards is $8 (valid for 4 to 8 years) or $6.50 (valid for 10 years, if 62 or older AND collect SSI you may be exempt from this fee). To request a replacement, please fill out form MV-44 and bring with you proof of name. If any of these documents were stolen and/or destroyed as the result of a crime, please provide us with a letter from the police department or a form completed by them. The fee may be waived as a result (does not apply to non-driver ID cards).

You will need:

  • Completed Form MV-44
  • Proof of New Name
  • Current photo license, permit, or non-driver ID card OR proof of former name

If you apply for Veteran Status on your NYS Driver License or another photo document, “VETERAN” will also be placed on all future photo documents. In order to qualify, you must:

  • Have proof of honorable discharge from the United States military (qualifying forms include DD-214, DD-215, WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO 53-55, NAVPERS 553, NAVMC 78PD, NAVCG 553)
  • A written request to add the designation
  • Completed Form MV-44
  • Current Driver License or Photo Document

*If you are a Veteran who has been honorably discharged from the U.S. military you may also file your original DD-214 discharge papers with the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office and get a F.A.V.O.R. program card to receive discounts at participating businesses throughout Saratoga County.

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