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Policy Update to all Dutchess County Department of Motor Vehicle Offices in response to Coronavirus

Published: 3/13/2020

For More Information Contact:

Catherine Durland (845) 486-2133

In order to reduce the possibility of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall has instituted the following policies at all Dutchess County Department of Motor Vehicle Offices, effective March 16, 2020:

  • Dutchess County DMV’s will only process transactions for Dutchess County residents.
  • All car and motorcycle permit testing is suspended.
  • Commercial Driver’s License permit tests will continue to be offered Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • License transactions will be limited to license renewals, name changes and address changes.
  • Applications to exchange standard driver’s licenses for REAL ID/ Enhanced Driver’s Licenses will only be processed in conjunction with the renewal process. No other upgrade applications will be processed at this time.
  • The Pawling DMV will be closed until further notice. Millbrook DMV will now be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

It is our intent that by instituting these temporary measures, we will reduce the number of clients gathering in our facilities, thereby reducing the potential for the transmission of COVID-19.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will lift these restrictions as soon as possible. Customers are advised that many DMV transactions may be processed online at

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