Auto Bureau

WEATHER UPDATE: In an effort to keep our employees and customers safe, the Erie County Clerk's Office & Auto Bureaus will be CLOSED Friday.

All Auto Bureaus will also be CLOSED Saturday, due to the lake effect snow that is expected to significantly impact Buffalo and Erie County.

Anyone who had a previously scheduled DMV appointment will be contacted so to assist you in getting rescheduled in a convenient timeframe.

At the Erie County Auto Bureau, our primary goal is to provide you, our customers, with the finest service possible in a safe and clean environment.

In our effort to make your visit to the Auto Bureau quick and efficient, appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Save Time, Make Your Appointment Now And You'll Have Little To No Wait Time When You Arrive!

Keep in mind, that customers with appointments take priority over walk-ins. 

NOTE: Walk-in customers will be accepted up to 15 minutes prior to the closing time of that Branch if availability allows.

In order for you to have the best experience at one of our Auto Bureaus, it is very important you are READY with all your documentation and forms before you come in. So that we can assist as many customers only three (3) transactions can be conducted per appointment.

Please use the DMV Document guide to help you get READY and RESERVE a convenient time for you to RENEW LOCAL at a local Auto Bureau in an effort to keep your hard-working tax dollars in your WNY community.

Have the proper paperwork ready Ask us a question before you come in Erie County Auto Bureau - Appointments Encouraged

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 711 or 1-800-662-1220 

Click here for a complete list of Erie County Auto Bureau locations and hours.

Did You Know... 

You can still RENEW your vehicle, motorcycle, boat, trailer and snowmobile registrations, without an office visit. Visit for all the details.

When you mail your license or registration renewal directly to Albany or renew online on the State’s website not one penny of the renewal fee goes to Erie County? Keep your money in Erie County when you Renew Local! The Erie County Clerk's Office has made it easier and more convenient to do so by adding Self-Serve Kiosks, new locations, and implementing an online reservation system at the various Auto Bureaus. Learn more at

How to Properly Surrender Your License Plates- Click Here

*Learner Permit and CDL Testing ends one hour prior to closing at each office location.

You can find Voter Registration forms at our Auto Bureaus? Click Here if you would like to view voter registration information.