Modified: June 10, 2022 5:42pm
County Clerk brings Auto Bureau services to new location in the heart of Buffalo
Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced the Erie County Auto Bureau’s Mobile Unit will provide services at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library starting Monday, June 13th. Kearns worked with John Spears, director of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, and his team in order to bring DMV services to a convenient location for City of Buffalo residents.
The Mobile Auto Bureau or “Mobile Mondays at Merriweather”, as Kearns has coined the outreach, will serve residents every Monday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library located at 1324 Jefferson Avenue inside the Dr. Eva M. Doyle Auditorium. Residents will be served on a first-come basis; no reservations are required.
“I made a pledge that I would expand Auto Bureau operations, which included its mobile division, when I took office and the Merriweather Branch Library site was always on our radar. Unfortunately, that was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once I was confident that we could operate efficiently and in a safe and healthy environment for our customers and staff, we began efforts to move forward,” said County Clerk Kearns. “I want to thank our partners in government, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and of course our friends at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to make this possible. I cannot think of a more suitable location to offer DMV services than the Dr. Eva M. Doyle Auditorium located inside the Merriweather Library on Jefferson Avenue.”
Customers will be able to renew or replace their current New York State driver’s license or non-driver ID, apply for a standard non-driver ID, renew any vehicle registration, surrender or replace peeling license plates, order duplicate titles and pay any violation penalties. However, due to the complexities of certain transactions, and in an effort to provide quick, efficient service, the following transactions will not able to be available: applying for a REAL ID/Enhanced Driver License or non-driver ID, any class permit or endorsement testing, driver improvement or enforcement related transactions.
Kearns added, “My goal has always been to provide our customers with the finest service possible at a convenient location, and our ‘Mobile Mondays at Merriweather’ on Jefferson Avenue will continue to do that. In addition, the more transactions performed by our local auto bureaus the more revenue we retain for Erie County to provide vital services and programs that are important to the community.”
As always, motorists are encouraged to “Renew Local” and patronize any of our other Erie County Auto Bureau offices in order to complete the full spectrum of DMV transactions and to help keep a portion of the transaction fees in Erie County.
A complete listing of all Erie County Auto Bureau locations and hours, including scheduling a reservation at a local office, can be found by going to erie.gov/clerk/autobureau or by calling the Clerk’s Appointment Hotline at 716-858-8864.