Water Rescue Team

Water Rescue Team custom plate


The custom plate fee varies if the plate number is assigned by DMV or if you personalize it.  Learn more about personalized plates

Custom plate fee
Initial (assigned)$ 53.75
Annual renewal (assigned)$ 25.00
Initial (personalized) $ 85.00
Annual renewal (personalized)$ 56.25

The annual custom plate renewal fee is in addition to your vehicle registration renewal fee. You will be billed for the plates every two years when you renew your registration. $25 of the annual fee supports the NY State Water Rescue Team Awareness and Research Fund.



  • A copy of an official document that proves you are an active member on a water rescue team
  • Current registration must be in the name of the emergency services member


Order by mail

Use the Application for Custom Plates (pdf) (CP-30).  

Mail the completed form, required documents, and your payment to:

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


You cannot order this plate online, by phone, or at a DMV office. 


Universal Symbol of Access  Universal Symbol of Access

Custom Plates that include the Universal Symbol of Access for individuals who qualify are available only through the Custom Plates Unit. See how to order plates that include the Universal Symbol of Access (PDF) or call the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838.