Are you going to apply for a license plate in New York? But have you seen how many license plates are banned every year in the state? Then, you should continue reading as we are going to introduce the main reasons for the rejection of the personalized license plates.
If you do some research to find lists of New York banned license plates, the quantity may surprise you. In reality, all of us guess what kind of vanity plates cannot be acceptable for the state. But still, people apply for license plates with inadequate content.
License plates are vanity plates with personalization for your motor vehicle. And many people choose unique combinations of numbers and letters to make their vehicle look special. However, as you can choose the combination you want, you may put words that may seem funny to you. They may still be offensive or misleading to others.
That is why the State of New York controls and administers the issuance of license plates. Consequently, each year the number of New York banned license plates increases.
Like other states (such as the State of Idaho), the State of New York manages the applications for license plates. More precisely, the Department of Motor Vehicles (the DMV) of New York is in charge of making rules and restrictions for license plate applications. The department processes the applications, approves or rejects the license plates. Then, it prepares the plates for the citizens.
As shown above, the Department of Motor Vehicles usually rejects license plate applications that contain offensive connotations or lead to misconceptions. Here are the main reasons why your license plate may be unacceptable:
The personalized license plates in the State of New York usually cost $60 initially. After that, the annual fee is $31.25. The motorcycle plates cost less: initially, you pay $35, and the annual fee will be $18.75.