Plates

Vehicle (or license) plates are a metal plate attached to a vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. You will receive plates when you register your vehicle for the first time. 

 

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Get plates for the first time

 

Transfer plates

You cannot transfer your plates to another person. You can only transfer ownership (title or transferrable registration). See information on how to transfer ownership


I already have New York plates

 


Return plates



Temporary plates

If you are moving a vehicle that does not have plates yet, you will need

 


People with disabilities

 



Picture and Professional Custom Plates

A picture or professional plate is a vehicle plate that has the words "New York" contained in a blue banner, and a picture or logo next to the plate number. 


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Personalized Plates

Personalized plates are standard series plates that have a combination of numbers and letters that you select, for an additional fee in addition to your regular vehicle registration fee.