NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – What should the next New York State license plates look like? Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to know.
Voting on five designs opened Monday to gather public opinion from New York residents. To see the designs and vote, click here for the governor’s website.
The voting period coincides with the New York State Fair and will conclude on Sept. 2 just before midnight.
The new plates, available starting in April 2020, will replace the aging “Empire Blue & White” plates, most of which are more than 10 years old.
Beginning April 2020, vehicles with license plates that are 10-years-old or older will have to play a $25 license plate replacement fee in addition to the cost of registration renewal. Customers can keep their current license plate number for an additional $20 fee. Plate issuance begins for both original issuance and renewals on April 1, 2020.
In addition to the state’s official license plate, the DMV will continue to offer more than 200 custom license plates which can be reviewed at dmv.ny.gov/plates/plates.