In an effort to celebrate the state’s regional diversity, New York is launching a series of license plates throughout June, each highlighting landmarks from the state’s 10 regions.
The first unveiled plates feature the New York City skyline and Montauk Point lighthouse of Long Island. Remaining plates, yet to be revealed, represent the Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, and Mid-Hudson regions, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Mark Schroeder.
These new plates can be ordered from the DMV’s official website as they are released over the month. This initiative follows the 2020 rollout of the “Excelsior” plates, designed with a collection of mini landmarks, which replaced the “Empire Gold” plates.
Motorists can opt to keep their existing plates or switch to the Excelsior plates for a $25 fee at the time of registration, with an additional $20 fee to retain the original license plate number.
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