DMV Satellite Office Could Be Coming To Lake Placid

A DMV satellite office will be set up in North Elba town hall, pending state approval. Town Council OK’ed the deal this week. The move is to give residents easier access to DMV services in Essex County, not necessarily in Saranac Lake. It’s also a money maker for the county which receives 12.7 cents of every dollar spent on renewing licenses and registration at DMV, plus a $25 execution fee on passports. The state must approve the creation of the new satellite office as well as its potential layout.