Information Related to Motorcycle License Renewal/Replacement

Motorcycle License Renewal

Getting a motorcycle license renewed once it expires is crucial if you want to able to keep driving in the state of New York. Fortunately, even if you are currently out of state,you are given three options when it comes to doing so:

  • Online
  • In person
  • By mail

A motorcycle license will typically expire every five years on your birthday. You are given the chance to renew it up to a year before its expiration and are allowed to renew motorcycle license credentials two whole years after expiration without having to retake the written or driving tests.In Person

Remember to bring the following if you decide on renewing motorcycle license credentials in person at a local New York Department of Motor Vehicles office:

Online

You can renew your NY motorcycle driving license up to a year in advance if you choose to do so online. However, your drivers license cannot be suspended or revoked; you must be able to provide an MV-619 form to prove your visual health; and you must have this information on hand:

  • Social Security Number
  • Birthdate
  • Name
  • ZIP code
  • Client ID number and document number on your New York driving license
  • Email address
  • Credit card

By Mail

In order to renew your motorcycle license endorsement by mail, send your completed motorcycle endorsement application document, MV-619 form, payment, and clear copies of your proof of ID to:

DMV License Production Bureau
P.O. Box 2688-ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0668.        

How to Get a Motorcycle License Replacement

If something happens to your New York motorcycle driving license, you are required to file for a replacement. Even if you are currently out of state, the NY DMV gives you three ways to do that:

  • Filing online
  • Asking in person
  • Requesting by mail

Regardless of the method you choose, receiving the motorcycle license can take about four weeks.In Person

Replacing motorcycle license documents can be done in person at a DMV office if you remember to bring:

Online

Unless your motorcycle endorsement in New York has been revoked or suspended, you most likely have the option to replace your Class M license online. Just have the following information nearby:

  • Client ID number on your drivers license
  • Birthdate
  • Social Security Number
  • ZIP code
  • Email address
  • Credit card for $15 fee

By Mail

Replacing your lost or stolen motorcycle license in New York is very similar to the process you would go through in person. Just like the in-person requirements, you will have to provide:

You will send all of these documents to:

DMV License Production Bureau
P.O. Box 2688-ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0668.        

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