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Special license plates for fans of outdoor activities in New York

Staff writer |
Governor Cuomo unveiled the newest license plates in the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates series, which will make available for motorcycles nine designs that include hunting, fishing, and parks insignia.

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Like the original passenger and commercial class plates released last year, the motorcycle class plates are available to anyone holding a valid Department of Environmental Conservation sporting license or Parks Empire Passport.

“New York is home to a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, and these custom plates are one more way for New Yorkers to showcase their pride in all that our state has to offer,” Governor Cuomo said.

“I am proud these plates are available for motorcycle riders, and I encourage everyone to explore more of New York’s parks and historic locations this summer.”

The custom motorcycle plate fee varies depending on whether the Department of Motor Vehicles assigns the plate number or if a customer personalizes the plate. If the number is assigned, the plate fee is $31.25 plus an annual renewal fee of $15. If a customer personalizes the plate, the fee is $53.75 plus an annual renewal of $33.75.

The DMV offers custom motorcycle plates for military and veterans, police organizations, medical doctors, the American Motorcyclist Association and the Harley Owners Group. Historical and vintage motorcycle plates are also available.

For those who purchased a State Parks issued Lifetime Empire Passport or Department of Environmental Conservation issued LIFETIME Sporting License in 2014, the fees (except personalization fees, if applicable) are waived for the first plate purchase and first renewal.

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