Madison County DMV is ready for Real ID rush

Madison County DMV is ready for Real ID rush

Did you know that as of October 2020 your standard New York State License will not allow you to get on a domestic flight? Because of the federal Real ID Act that was adopted in 2005, all New York State residents (18 and older) will need either a Real ID or an Enhanced New York State License to travel with in the U.S. by air or to cross the border into Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Thankfully the Madison County DMV is ready to provide speedy service during this peak time.

“The next two years, 2019 and 2020, will be our biggest volume in the eight-year cycle for license renewals,” says Madison County Clerk Michael Keville. “In addition, we want to be able to provide speedy, friendly service to those who need to upgrade their NY Driver’s licenses by the October 2020
deadline.”

In order to do that Madison County has purchased and installed a second camera and scanning station within the DMV. It is the only county-run DMV in Upstate New York to have this option. Keville says, “Having two cameras will ensure that in Wampsville customers can expect the lines to be shorter and move faster and to be greeted by a smile.”

It should be noted that in order to get one of these IDs you must visit a DMV office to have a new picture taken and provide original documents that prove your full legal name, New York residency and Social Security number. 

Also, for women who are married with name change, you need to provide a government issued marriage certificate.

For more information please visit www.dmv.ny.gov/. The Madison County DMV is open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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