|New York State DMV - Internet Office Transactions|
|Look Up And Order Personalized Plates|
Step 1: Choose Your New Plate
Instructions for Step 1:
For comprehensive instructions, see:
When you are ready, select the "Look Up This Plate" button.
If your combination is available to request, you will see a picture of your plate, and you will be given the option to order it online.
Valid characters - You may use only the following characters in your plate number:
Except for the 'at' sign, DO NOT include any symbols or punctuation, such as hyphens, commas, periods or dollar signs.
State image ( @ for ) - You may add a state image only if you are getting a Passenger or Commercial plate with fewer than 8 characters, including spaces. Insert an 'at' sign, @, where you want the image to appear. You can have only one state image, and it cannot be the first or last character on your plate. The image will count as one character. See examples... with pictures.
Use of spaces - Spaces may be used to control the placement or grouping of characters on your plate
Prohibited combinations - Avoid combinations using three letters followed by four numbers, or five numbers followed by two letters, such as 'ABC1234' and '12345AB'. These plate series are reserved by DMV, and are not available as personalized plates.
If you decide to request a combination, you must explain what the combination means or what the combination represents. The DMV reviews requested personalized plate combinations. The DMV is not required to issue a requested plate. You can read the DMV regulations for restrictions on personalized plate combinations.