List of licensed driving schools

Sumana Harihareswara filed this request with the Department of Motor Vehicles of New York.
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Due Aug. 24, 2018
Est. Completion Nov. 5, 2018
Awaiting Response


From: Sumana Harihareswara

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

A list of driving school licensees -- that is, all persons, firms, associations, corporations, and other entities that currently hold Driving School Licenses issued by New York State.

For each licensee, please provide:
* Name of Driving School
* License number
* Original issuance date: Year driving school license was first issued
* Last renewal date of license
* Expiration date of license
* Address of Main Office
* Addresses of Branch Offices
* Business Name
* Business Street Address (physical location), City, State, ZIP, and Country

This information is available in the licenses issued and in the licensees' Driving School License Applications (form MV-521), per the subject matter list at : "Driver Training Programs" ("Description of records: regulation of entities that offer point insurance reduction courses, driving instruction and driver education"): "Driving school applications".

The state agency that holds this information is:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Bureau of Driver Training Programs
Certification and Oversight Unit
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 327, Albany, NY 12228
telephone (518) 473-7174
fax (518) 473-0160

From Opening a Driving School (MV-299.2):

"A driving school is defined as the business of giving instruction for hire in driving motor vehicles or motorcycles. Section 394 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) provides the legal authority for driving schools and driving school instructors: 'No person shall engage in the business of conducting a driver’s school without being the holder of a license for such purpose issued by the Commissioner' (see form MV-299.1). Part 76 of the Commissioner’s Regulations (form CR-76) provides specific guidelines about licensing driving schools and certifying instructors."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Sumana Harihareswara

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An extension letter was mailed last week.