Erie County Clerk urges residents to renew their vehicle registrations locally


Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Erie County Clery Mickey Kearns is asking county residents to renew their vehicle registrations locally.

Zero percent of DMV fees for transactions made online using the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website or the envelope sent by the state stays in Erie County, Kearns said in a Friday press release.

Erie County needs that revenue more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our economy across this country and here locally has been greatly impacted. Erie
County has lost millions of dollars in revenues that cannot be made up,” Kearns said. “This is why I am reminding residents to make use of our “Renew Local” efforts when it is time to renew your
registration for your automobile, motorcycle, trailer, snowmobile or boat. When motorists
choose to “Renew Local” they help keep 12.7% of that transaction in Erie County which totals
over $1.5 million annually.”

To renew your registration locally, get a postage-paid green envelope by requesting one at Then, put your registration renewal form and your check, made payable to the Erie County Clerk, in the envelope and send it.

Renewing your registration locally will usually help you receive your registration sooner- within about seven to ten days, Kearns added.

Click here for more information.

Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2017. See more of her work here.

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