NYS Adventure Plate FAQs

1. What are the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates & who can get them? DMV worked with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the NYS Office or Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Parks) to design Adventure Custom Plates that will be available only to individuals who hold a valid DEC sporting license or Parks Empire Passport.  These beautiful plates are available in passenger, commercial and motorcycle registration classes.  

 

2. How much do the new I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates cost? 

Passenger & Commercial Registration Class

TypeInitial FeeEach Renewal*
Standard$43.75$15.00
Personalized$75.00$46.25

 

Motorcycle Registration Class

TypeInitial FeeEach Renewal*
Standard$31.25$15.00
Personalized$50.00$33.75

 

* The fee noted for each renewal is the $15 annual I LOVE NY fee + the personalization fee (if applicable) and does not include the regular registration renewal fees due upon each renewal.  As the $15 I LOVE NY fee is an annual fee, if your registration is renewed every two years (passenger and commercial class), the fee is $30 at renewal.  Motorcycle classes renew every 1 year; therefore a $15 I LOVE NY fee will be due at each renewal.  

If you purchased a LIFETIME NYS Parks issued Empire Passport or DEC issued LIFETIME Sporting License in 2014, the fees noted above (except personalization fees, if applicable) are waived for your first plate purchase and first renewal only.  Personalization fees are $31.25 for passenger and commercial registration classes and $18.75 for motorcycle registration class.  

 

3. Does the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plate cost more at registration renewal?  Yes.   Fees for each two year renewal include both standard registration renewal fees and a $30 I LOVE NY custom plate fee (which is used by the Department of Economic Development to promote tourism).  Each subsequent renewal will include the $30.00 I LOVE NY custom plate fee.  For motorcycle plates that are renewed every one year, a $15.00 I LOVE NY custom plate fee will be included in each renewal.  

If you purchased a LIFETIME NYS Parks issued Empire Passport or LIFETIME NYS DEC issued sporting license in 2014, all fees (except personalization fees, if applicable) are waived for your first plate purchase and first renewal only. This includes a waiver of the I LOVE NY custom plate fee.  


4. How do I apply for an I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plate? Motorcycle plates can ONLY be ordered by mail but passenger and commercial plates can be ordered online or by mail.  For mail orders, complete an Application for Custom Plates (CP-30) and mail to the address on the form. You must include a copy of your sporting license or Empire Passport and a copy of your driver license. 


5. Can I get a personalized I LOVE NY Adventure custom plate? Yes, but you must pay a plate personalization fee of $31.25 for passenger and commercial plates or $18.75 for motorcycle plates.

 

6. Will my Lifetime Adventure License or Empire Passport status be checked with DEC or Parks? Yes. Before issuing an I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plate at no cost, DMV will verify with Parks and/or DEC that you have a Lifetime Sporting License or Empire Passport that was purchased in 2014.


7. If I have more than one car, can I get more than one I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates? Yes, but full purchase price is charged even if you got your first set of plates for free because you purchased your Lifetime Sporting License or Lifetime Empire Passport in 2014.


8. Does my car have to be currently registered in order to apply for I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates? Yes. You must have a current Passenger, Commercial or Motorcycle registration in order to apply for any custom plates.


9. Where can I see images of the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates? Visit the Adventure Plate Gallery.


10. Where can I get more information about purchasing a Lifetime Adventure License?  Visit the NYS website.


11. What I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates are available to choose from? There are nine I LOVE NY Adventure Plates in the series: I LOVE NY Hunting - Deer Image, I LOVE NY Hunting -Turkey Image, I LOVE NY Hunting - Duck Image, I LOVE NY Fishing - Striped Bass Image, I LOVE NY Fishing - Trout Image, I LOVE NY Fishing - Walleye Image and I LOVE NY Parks - Beach Scene, I LOVE NY Parks - Niagara Falls Scene, and I LOVE NY Parks - Bridge Scene.

If you hold a sporting license purchased from DEC, you can choose any of the 6 I LOVE NY Hunting or Fishing plates. If you hold an Empire Passport from Parks, you may choose any of the 3 I LOVE NY Parks custom plates.