One thing that is nice is our local DMV (department of motor vehicles), right off route 13 (Elmira Road), and 3rd street, across from the Bowling Alley (we have one). Although, I heard Cornell has it's own, Bowling Alley Not DMV. I'm going over this morning to pick up a driving record. So nice to say, so relaxed, so confident knowing it won't be a nightmare to retrieve a government document or do business with a branch of NYS.
If you have ever been in a "big city" DMV then you will come to appreciate this one. You can literally walk in and walk out on most days. Absolutely amazing. Contrast this to South Florida or Brooklyn where the lines stretch on and on (you need appointments for everything), and still stand for hours.
The people who work here are by and large NICE! Pleasant and helpful. They have always answered my questions patiently, and I have a lot of them with the business I am in involving cars, trucks, and driving records/histories (criminal defense and personal injury law).
The office is in a little shopping center with a gas station, a Play it Again Sports, my old Vet, and a few other businesses:
I send my clients here to change licenses, and I come here to get driver's abstracts (records), still a bargain at $10.
Parking is no problem here, and they do road tests right in front of the shopping center as well. The driving inspectors I think are pretty nice, after all my kids passed the road tests, just kidding.
Tompkins County DMV Official Address
Tompkins County DMV Contact Information
DMV Office Holidays
Law Offices of Lawrence Newman
504 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850