New DMV Office Opens in White Plains
The new White Plains DMV opened on January 23, on the ground floor of The Source shopping complex, located at 1 Maple Ave., near Whole Foods and The Cheesecake Factory. The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles has been looking for a new White Plains location since 2018 and planning to move to The Source in 2021.
The old White Plains DMV location at the former White Plains Mall closed in March 2022. The mall, which opened in 1972, has been demolished, and a new development that will include 860 rental apartments is to be built at its former spot. In addition, a DMV location for central Westchester has been in a temporary location in Tarrytown, but it closed its doors January 20.
Hours at the new office will be Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the DMV. Reservations can be made online. Many transactions can now be done online.
The DMV has launched a webpage where customers can begin applying for REAL ID or Enhanced ID driver’s licenses. The federal government has extended the deadline to May 7, 2025, before travelers need one of the IDs, or a passport, to take a domestic flight. The DMV also has a new “transparency portal” to update New Yorkers about policy changes, deadlines, and more.