Fishing - Trout

Note:  There are restrictions for Commercial plates.  1


To order this plate, you must currently hold a Lifetime Sporting/Recreational License or any kind of sporting license issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The vehicle you are ordering plates for must be registered in your name. 


How much does it cost?

The custom plate fee varies based on the type of license you hold and the date the license was purchased.  There are additional fees if you personalize the plate. The annual custom plate renewal fees are in addition to your vehicle registration renewal fees.  2

The initial and first annual custom plate renewal fees are waived for your first set of standard plates in some instances.  Each subsequent renewal will include a $30 fee that is collected on behalf of the NYS Department of Economic Development and used to promote tourism.

Some fees will be increasing in April 2015 (see new fees), so order today!

Custom plate fees for a DEC Lifetime License NOT purchased in 2014

TypeInitial Fee   
1st RenewalFuture Renewals


Custom plate fees for a DEC Lifetime License purchased BETWEEN 1/1/14-12/31/14  

TypeInitial Fee 
1st RenewalFuture Renewals


Custom plate fees for a current DEC NON-LIFETIME License

TypeInitial Fee   
1st RenewalFuture Renewals


To order online

  • you must have a valid NYS registration that does not expire within 60 days.  This will have your current plate number and registration class code.  See a sample registration document.  4
  • your name and address must be up to date with DMV. You can change your address online before ordering Adventure Plates.  5
  • you must have a credit or debit card that DMV accepts, and a valid email address for confirmation purposes.  6

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Can I order this plate by phone?

No, you can't order this plate by phone.


Can I order this plate by mail?

Yes. To order this plate by mail, use the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates application form (MV-414).  

Mail the completed form and your payment to:

NYS DMV Custom Plates Unit
P.O. Box 2775
Albany, NY  12220

Send a copy of your driver license and a copy of your DEC sporting license with your application form. 

International Symbol of Access (ISA) international symbol of accessibility

Custom Plates that include the ISA for individuals who qualify are available only through the Custom Plates Unit. See how to order plates that include the ISA or call the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838.

  • 1. Commercial plates must display the word "COMMERCIAL" under the plate number and therefore will not print with the wording "I LOVE NY HUNTING", "I LOVE NY FISHING" or "I LOVE NY PARKS". Commercial plates will print with the I LOVE NY symbol in the upper right hand corner of the plate.
  • 2. The custom plate renewal fee is charged annually, but is not due until you renew your registration (bi-annually).
  • 3. The initial fee is waived for your first set of plates. However, if you wish to order additional sets of plates, the initial fee for a standard plate is $25.00 and $56.25 if personalized.
  • 4. If your registration expires within the next 60 days, renew your registration online before you order Adventure Plates.
  • 5. You must visit a DMV office to change your name on all DMV records and documents. Learn more about how to change your name.
  • 6.

    The DMV accepts:

    • American Express® Card
    • Discover Card®/Novus®
    • MasterCard®
    • MasterCard® Debit card without personal identification number (PIN)
    • VISA® Card
    • Visa Debit Card without personal identification number (PIN)