Monticello, NY – Responding to public demand, the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office will now be accepting appointments for Sullivan County residents via an online scheduling system.
“We know how challenging and frustrating it’s been trying to get someone on the phone to schedule an in-person appointment at DMV,” acknowledged Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves, who oversees the local DMV office. “Bear in mind that three months of the DMV being closed to the public has created a backlog of thousands of transactions for our County of 75,000-plus residents, resulting in over 800 phone calls per day to the DMV office. So we have transitioned to online scheduling of appointments, and based on the heavy use of it already, the option is proving very convenient.”
To register for an appointment, visit www.sullivanny.us/Departments/Clerk/DMV and click on the “Schedule DMV Appointment” button. You’ll then be presented with options to make an appointment for Registration of a Vehicle, Boat, Trailer or Recreational Vehicle (single or double registration), a License Renewal (CDL or Standard), a Permit Test, a CDL Test, or Reciprocity (changing an out-of-state license to a NY license).
“Please be advised we are only scheduling 90 days out at this time. If you do not see an appointment slot open, you will have to check back the following day,” Reeves noted. “The DMV will continue to take mail-in registration renewals and standard license/ID renewals. Drop boxes are available at the Sullivan County Government Center at the back and main entrances for plate surrenders, license and registration renewals.”
The phone number (845-794-3872) remains active for general information questions, but due to high demand, you may have to call multiple times before a live operator is available to assist. Messages cannot be left at that number.