Erie County Auto Bureau Closed Due to Impending Winter Storm

Modified: December 23, 2020 3:00pm

December 23, 2020

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced today that the Erie County Auto Bureaus in Cheektowaga and Tonawanda will be closed to the public on Saturday, December 26th due to the anticipated inclement weather.

“For the safety of our staff and customers, Auto Bureau operations will be closed the Saturday after Christmas at our Cheektowaga and Tonawanda offices, due to the Winter Weather Advisory and the lake effect snow totals predicted to begin Christmas Day and throughout out the early morning hours on Saturday,” said Erie County Clerk Kearns.

Customers with previously scheduled appointments were notified by email and asked to reschedule their appointments at a later date by going to At this time all offices are currently accepting next day appointments. Those who have a CDL or Permit Test appointments will be contacted individually to reschedule their reservation.

“My concern is to keep the public off the roads in the early morning when driving conditions may be most hazardous and when we have the majority of our appointments,” stated Kearns. “In addition, due to current COVID-19 concerns and social distancing protocols, we do not want to our offices to be over crowded with stranded motorists.”