New York's new blue and gold plates now available
Submitted by Howard Owens on April 1, 2010 - 12:25pm
Genesee County Clerk Don Read holds up one of the new New York license plates, which are now available.
Unlike the original plan, switching to the new plate is not mandatory, and just because you register your new vehicle, doesn't mean you will get the blue and gold plate. Unless requested, according to Read, the old Empire State plates will be given out until there are none left (that's them on the shelves behind Read).
People who want the new plate when it's time to renew their vehicle registration, can request a pair.
However, vehicle owners with "County Clerk Plates" (GS, BA and 7H series) will have to wait until the current supply of those Empire Plates are used up. The State isn't sending out county plates until current supplies ares are depleted.
Read, a history buff, said he likes the plates' retro design.
"A lot of people don't like them," Read said. "I think they're nice."