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Broome County DMV Transactions Promote Local Revenue

From Broome County:

A trip to one of the Broome County Department of Motor Vehicle offices to renew your vehicle registration helps keep a portion of the transaction fee in Broome County. For every transaction completed at DMV offices in Binghamton, Endicott, Conklin, and Whitney Point, Broome County retains 12.7 percent of the total fee-or more than $1.1 million in 2012.

The amount retained locally is used to operate local offices, including salaries, supplies and overhead, according to Broome County Clerk Rick Blythe, who is also the county’s commissioner of motor vehicles. Blythe explains that many residents are unaware of the local retention, but believes they would be more inclined to use the local offices if they knew it would benefit the county. Residents that choose the mail renewal or online options send their transactions to Utica and the state retains the entire transaction fee. Also, residents who live in Broome County but complete a DMV transaction in another county allows that county to retain the 12.7 percent portion of the fee.

Blythe states that the Broome County DMV offices are competing with the mail and online transactions for convenience. If customers wish to renew by mail, but still keep the money in the county, they can use the pre-printed renewal form and envelope they receive in the mail, and should cross out the Utica address and write in the local office address: 181 Clinton Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

There are numerous DMV transactions handled in the office that include purchasing or returning license plates, vehicle registration, learners permits, and enhanced drivers licenses. Blythe states that his employees will go out of their way to make it convenient for customers to complete their business in person. “If you stop into one of our offices, you’ll receive fast, efficient and friendly service from one of our clerks,” he said. Furthermore, he reminds residents that Broome County is home to one of only two county DMV offices open on Saturdays in the state.

For more information on the Broome County DMV, including locations and hours of business, please visit the Broome County Department of Motor Vehicle website at
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