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Keep your money in Essex County, renew locally
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For every dollar you spend at Essex County DMV (in Elizabethtown or Ticonderoga) 12.7¢ stays in the County (sales tax not included). It may not sound like a great deal, but it adds up. When your driver’s license or registration comes due, consider sending your renewal locally to:
Essex County DMV
When you visit either Elizabethtown or Ticonderoga, enjoy the town, eat, shop, and take advantage of your local DMV. If you go online and renew no money comes back to Essex County! If you send your registration by mail to Utica, no money comes back to Essex County! If you go to another county’s DMV, no money comes back to Essex County!
Crossing the border into Canada or Mexico requires either a US Passport or a NYS Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL). Please consider applying for your passport at the Essex County Clerk’s Office located at 7559 Court Street in Elizabethtown, or for a NYS Enhanced Driver’s License at the Essex County DMV located at 7559 Court Street in Elizabethtown, or 132 Montcalm Street Suite 3 in Ticonderoga. Did you know that the passport execution fee ($25) stays in Essex County? If you apply for or renew your passport at the post office or another county clerk’s office that fee does not come back to Essex County. If you apply for or renew your EDL at another county’s DMV, that money does not come back to Essex County.
Thank you for renewing Essex County by renewing locally.