Auto Bureau

Emergency Registrations


New Vehicle Registrations & Registration Transfers ONLY are now available for ALL Erie County motorists using our Emergency Curbside Service. As in the beginning, Firstline WorkersEssential Staff or those who surrendered their license plates due to an Insurance Lapse will take priority. 

If you meet the above qualifications click on the link and FILL OUT THIS FORM. You will be contacted by an Erie County Motor Vehicle Representative in the coming days who will review your transaction request including the documents, payment types and other important items that will be required in order to complete your transaction and to resrerve your Emergency Curbside Sevices Reservation on a date, time and office location available at that time.

Help Us to Help You! Once you have submitted your request visit this link for complete instructions on How To Register a Vehicle or Transfer License Plates.

Submission of this form does NOT guarantee your transaction can or will be processed. 

UPDATE: The Erie County Auto Bureau operations have suspended ALL services and will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC through May 28, 2020, at which time it will be reevaluated to determine whether to reopen facilities to the public. 

Once County and State Health Officials feel it is safe to re-open and the health and welfare of our employees and customers is no longer at risk our on-line reservation system will be back in service. Thank you for your patience and understanding as well all work to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 RESPONSE: Erie County Auto Bureau Q & A

At the Erie County Auto Bureau, our primary goal is to provide you, our customers, with the finest service possible.  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. Please use the DMV Document guide to help you GET READY and to make a RESERVATION at one of our offices and to RENEW locally to keep your hard-working tax dollars in your WNY community. 

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For assistance, call our Automated Information Line (716) 858-7450. If you wish to speak to an NYS DMV Representative, press 8 and you will be connected to the NYS DMV Call Center. NYS DMV Representatives are available for general assistance on weekdays (See Holiday Hours) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). 

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 711 or 1-800-662-1220 (have relay operator dial 1-518-486-9786) 

Did You Know...

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

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

If you are in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Michael Cecchini, Deputy County Clerk- Auto Bureau Operations at


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Also, did you know...
**Both the Cheektowaga and Tonawanda Auto Bureau Offices are Closed the Saturday preceding Monday holidays or if a holiday falls on a Saturday**

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