What To Do With Old New York License Plates
Are you getting rid of an old car or maybe just getting new license plates? Do you know what to do with your old New York license plates? Here are four options to get rid of your old New York plates.
1.) Take Your New York Plates Back To The DMV
- In the state of New York you need to surrender your plates when registering for a car in a new state or if your insurance coverage is ending. You can return your license plate to the DMV in person. Just schedule an appointment or walk in and wait in line.
- You can also mail your old plates to your local DMV licensing office.
- If you get new plates at the DMV after registering your car, ask to leave the old plates with them.
- Make sure to only mail your plates in an envelope (no boxes) and take off all tags and plate accessories.
- You WILL need to complete a PD-7 when surrendering your plates to the DMV.
2.) Sell Your Old License Plates On An Online Marketplace
- If you have older plates or unique New York plates, check to see if your license plates are of higher value.
- Check out eBay, craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace to get the highest bidding for your old plates. License plates can be worth it to sell as artists are always looking for unique plates.
- A physical consignment shop can get you an in person offer and a place to sell your plates.
3.) No Luck Selling? Try Recycling Your Plates
- Reduce your footprint by 95% when you recycle your plates. Big companies are always looking for recycled Aluminum!
- Here are some New York recyclers:
- Most places that accept metal will accept your plates. Just make sure you remove any tags and cut your license plate up to prevent fraudulent use.
- Check out this article to see how you can recycle other car parts.
4.) Make Art And Upcycle Your Old License Plates
- Upcycling can bring creative fulfillment through reusing and repurposing old disposables! Just check out Pinterest to see what you can make from your old New York license plates.
- Sculptures, birdhouses, wall decor, and even journals are a great way to recycle and reuse in your own home.
- Watch out for sharp edges when cutting Aluminum.
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