Press Release - 06-13-2023

DMV news

June 13, 2023


New Plates Feature Images Representing the State’s 10 Regions

Long Island Plate Unveiled in Bethpage

Bethpage, NY – New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder today unveiled the new Long Island license plate, part of a series of new regional license plates, at the DMV’s Bethpage District Office. The plate features an image of the iconic Montauk lighthouse.

“Every region of our state has something unique and interesting about it, and we are happy to celebrate that uniqueness by making these new license plates available for New York drivers,” said Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Mark J.F. Schroeder. “These also allow drivers to put their own unique touch on their vehicles and show pride for the place they live.”

NYS Long Island license plate showing the Montauk Point Lighthouse

The plates for the remaining nine regions will be unveiled and made available for sale throughout the month of June.

In total, there are more than 200 custom license plates available from the DMV, representing branches of the military and veterans, counties and regions of New York State, professions, causes, sports teams and more. Revenues from some of our cause plates support charities, such as the World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship Fund, Cure Childhood Cancer Research Fund, the Environmental Protection Fund and the Life Pass It On Trust Fund. Links to information about and images of all of DMV’s custom license plates can be found here: 

Custom plates may be ordered on the DMV website, by mail, or by calling the Custom Plates office at (518) 402-4838. They are also available with the International Symbol of Access (ISA) for any registrant who qualifies. Any qualifying applicant who wants a plate with the ISA on it must contact the Custom Plates office before submitting their application.  

For more information about how to order custom license plates, fees, and to view available plates, visit,