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 you vehicle for the first time.
Find information on how to register your vehicle.
Replace your existing plates
- Replace plates
- Renew plates (registration)
- Lost, stolen or destroyed plates
- Peeling plates
- Check the plate order mailing status
Plate status and changes
- Check your vehicle registration (plate) information and status
- Transfer your plates to another vehicle you own
- Passenger plates vs. commercial plates for pick-up trucks
Picture and Professional Custom Plates
A picture of 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.
Browse plates by category
- I Love NY Adventure Plates
- Military and Veterans
- Counties and Regions of NY State
- Colleges, Fraternities, Sororities
- Motorcycle 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.