Facilities Licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Buffalo, NY


This story highlights information on facilities licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles in Buffalo, New York. In accordance with Vehicle and Traffic Law requirements, the New York State DMV issues licenses to business subject to these requirements for operation in New York State. These businesses include car dealers, repair shops, inspection stations, and junk & salvage yards. Based on total transactions in 2007, the New York State DMV served nearly 28 million customers. 2 million of these customers were served via the Internet.
The dataset used to craft this dashboard is owned by NY Open Data. The Facilities Licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) dataset is accessible on our portal through our federated domain. This dataset is a resource for any person or organization that has an interest in viewing the numbers and locations of various regulated business types in New York State. To ask a question, make a comment, or point out something about the data illustrated in this story, please email Carolyn.woods@dmv.ny.gov.
Please note that this dataset codes a facility's location on the basis of its mailing address. As a result, a small number of facilities included in the following visualizations fall outside of City limits. Additionally, all data for the issuance of these licenses is supplied by the businesses, and licenses expired up to six years are included in the data.

Licensed Facilities in Buffalo
Each point on the map below indicates a facility licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Zoom in and select a point to see details of the facility. To delimit your results by business type, adjust the drop-down filter and click "Apply" to filter the data displayed on the map. For a full list of business type codes, view the data dictionary associated with this dataset. 

Licensed Facilities by Zip Code in Buffalo 
The following density map displays the number of licensed facilities in each of Buffalo's zip codes. Scroll over the map to see details of a particular zip code.

Licensed Facilities by Municipality in New York State
This choropleth map shows the number of licensed facilities in each of New York State's municipalities. Scroll over the map to see details of a particular municipal district.

Licensed Facilities by County in New York State
The following density map illustrates the number of licensed facilities in each county of New York State. Scroll over the map to see details of a particular county.

Original Issuance Date of Licensed Facilities in Buffalo
This time series illustrates the date of original license issuance for licensed facilities in Buffalo. This data reflects the original application or approval date for a business license. Scroll over the timeline for yearly totals.

Last Renewal Date of Licensed Facilities in Buffalo
This time series illustrates the date of original license issuance for licensed facilities in Buffalo. This data reflects the date of the most recent activity on the license renewal for a business. Scroll over the timeline for monthly totals.

Distribution of Licensed Facilities by Type in Buffalo
This pie chart shows the proportion of licensed facilities in Buffalo, NY that have a particular type of business license. Over three-fourths of the licensed facilities in Buffalo are either repair shops (33%), used car dealers (26%), or public inspection stations (18%). 
Business License Code Key:
DIA refers to Drive-in Appraiser; DIS refers to Dismantler; DLB refers to Boat Dealer; DLN refers to New Car Dealer*; DLS refers to Snowmobile Dealer; DLU refers to Used Car Dealer; DLW refers to Wholesale Dealer; ISD refers to Dealer Inspection Station; ISF refers to Fleet Inspection Station; ISP refers to Public Inspection Station; IVC refers to Itinerant Vehicle; MCC refers to Mobile Car Crusher; RS refers to Repair Shop; RSB refers to Repair Shop Body; SCC refers to Scrap Collector; SCP refers to Scrap Processor; SLP refers to Salvage Pool; TRS refers to Transporter; YTB refers to Yacht Broker; ATV refers to ATV only dealership.

Top Ten Municipalities by Number of Licensed Facilities in New York State
This column chart reveals the ten municipalities in New York State with the greatest number of licensed facilities. As of 2018, Buffalo ranks 4th with over 1,200 facilities licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.


New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is the department of the New York state government responsible for vehicle registration, vehicle inspections, driver's licenses, and photo ID cards, and adjudicating traffic violations.