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Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles to Open Monday, June 22

Author: Kevin Schuler/Thursday, June 18, 2020/Categories: Legislature

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Niagara Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today announced that the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles offices in North Tonawanda and Lockport will be open for in-person transactions for Niagara County residents only beginning on Monday, June 22.  In-person transactions are by appointment only.  Residents can begin scheduling their appointments tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

“We know there is a lot of pent up demand for DMV services so we are anxious to not only reopen, but do so in a way that ensures the safety of our customers and our staff,” said Jastrzemski.  “We believe this plan will accomplish that.”

Jastrzemski said beginning tomorrow morning appointments can be made online at: www.niagaracounty.com/Departments/Motor-Vehicles-Department.  For those without internet access, appointments may be made by calling 716-439-7350 for the Lockport DMV or 716-743-4599 for the North Tonawanda DMV.

The Niagara Falls DMV location will be utilized as a Class D and Class M Permit testing site only and the only DMV location doing Class D and Class M permitting.  No other transactions are being conducted at the Niagara Falls location. All appointments for Class D and Class M Permits must me made online.   

All other transaction types, including CDL permit tests will be conducted at both the Lockport and North Tonawanda DMV locations.  CDL permit tests must be scheduled online.

All customers must adhere to the following guidelines:

· All customers entering a Niagara County DMV must wear a face covering.

· Only customers with an appointment are permitted to enter.

· Customers with an appointment should not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before their appointed time.

· Once inside, customers should proceed to the “socially distanced” markings on the floor.

· Customers must bring their own pen.

“We very much appreciate the public’s patience through all of this and are doing are best to meet their needs in a responsible manner,” said Jastrzemski.  “And I want to remind people and emphasize that we will continue to have drop boxes at all three locations for those who would prefer to process transactions that way.  It has worked really well through the pandemic and is quick and efficient.  Instructions for using the drop boxes can be found on our website.”

 

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