Learner's permit testing to resume in Erie County Wednesday

"We're anticipating nearly 1,000 people requesting appointments per week."

WBEN Newsroom
July 06, 2020 - 11:32 am
Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Downtown Auto Bureau. March 12, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday morning, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced Step 2 of reopening the auto bureaus. 

Starting Wednesday, the Erie County Auto Bureau will resume accepting permit applications for Class C (commercial) and Class D/DJ (new drivers, motorcycle) licensing and testing. Permit customers can begin making their appointments beginning Monday.

Under Step 2, the following transactions are available by appointment only:

  • Learner's permit testing for Class C (commercial) and Class D/DJ (new driver and motorcycle)
  • Replace title
  • Replace lost registration document
  • Replace lost registration renewal
  • Registering a vehicle, trailer or boat
  • Plate surrenders
  • Address change to license or registration
  • Pay civil penalties
  • Pay suspension termination fees
  • Pay driver responsibility assessment
  • Request a driver abstract
  • CDL license renewal only
  • Raplacement of peeling license plates
  • Registration amendments other than address change
  • License amendment
  • Exchange out of state licenses for New York State license
  • Renew or upgrade to Real ID/EDL, standard driver's license or non-driver ID

"The reason why this is very important is that with the backup and backlog of people waiting to get this appointment, we're anticipating nearly 1,000 people requesting appointments per week," said Kearns. "We have added a very specific appointment system for people getting a Class D or for someone getting their learner's permit, so you cannot go on the regular appointment system, there is a separate appointment system for people to get that."

CDL permit appointments are to be made by phone call only.

Make an appointment by visiting www.erie.gov/clerk/autobureau

Listen to the full press conference below:

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