All DMV hearings RESCHEDULED due to Hurricane Sandy for Monday and Tuesday November 5th and 6th


  The latest update to the NY State Department of Motor Vehicle website now states that all appointments for hearings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday November 5th and 6th will be rescheduled, specifically asking motorist, to "please" not show up for scheduled hearings.  Notices with new hearing dates will be mailed out.  

DMV appears not to be sure if they wil reschedule Wednesday, November 7th hearings yet, stating that you should check back their website.  They canceled the New York City Marathon today with one justification being that police officers are needed for Hurricane recovery related work.  The local DMV's usually have hundreds of NYPD cops testifying in cases for moving violations daily.  By having postponed hearings for 7 consecutive work days, they have basically freed an army of New York's finest to help out in the relief effort.  This is a win/win for Hurricane relief and actually for motorists with trials-- remember, that the older your ticket becomes, the more likely the cop will forget details and the better the chances you have of actually winning your case.  

Be sure to check back here for the latest on DMV related information. Below the long quote you'll find a link to the DMV cancelation notice website page for the latest information.

Below is the relevant quote:

Also, all DMV hearings, including Traffic Violations Bureau hearings in New York City and Suffolk County, and Vehicle Safety hearings in New York City and Nassau and Suffolk counties, scheduled through Tuesday, November 6, 2012, are being postponed. If you have a hearing scheduled, please do not appear at the hearing site. You will be notified of a rescheduled hearing date by mail. For hearings scheduled on or after Wednesday, November 7, 2012, please check back for updates.
Putnam County - The county DMV office in Carmel is closed.
Please check back periodically for updates.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
All NYS DMV and most county DMV offices are OPEN on Election Day.
The following counties have notified us that their DMV offices will be CLOSED on Election Day:

  • Clinton
  • Dutchess
  • Erie
  • Essex - The Ticonderoga county DMV office is closed, the Elizabethtown DMV office is open.
  • Greene
  • Herkimer
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery

  • Niagara
  • Orleans
  • Rensselaer
  • Saint Lawrence
  • Schenectady
  • Schoharie
  • Seneca
  • Steuben
  • Sullivan

Here is a link to the NYS DMV website where updates for closings are periodically updated:


>>>CLICK HERE: How to reach a human being at the DMV by phone

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