Dealing with Bum License Plates

If you happen to have a license plate that’s delaminating or peeling, you could get pulled over and given a ticket for it.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 6:54 PM

If you happen to have a license plate that’s delaminating or peeling, you could get pulled over and given a ticket for it. The State Department of Corrections and Community Service produced a number of defective license plates that are peeling. Some are to the point where they’re barely readable. Oneida County Clerk Sandra DePerno talked about the plates you should keep an eye on.

"All of the blue and white ones. It seems like every one that I see, they’re the ones that are having the problems. The gold and the blue that they have now, that they issue are better, but everyone that I’ve seen that’s returned a plate, in my own family even, yeah it’s been the blue and white ones."


Deperno noted that there were a few of the gold and blue plates that were also defective, so do keep an eye out for those. Now there is an easy fix for all defective plates. Just take your defective license plates down to the Department of Motor Vehicles and they’ll issue you a new plate for free, but there is a $20 charge if you want to keep your current license plate number.

"I would bring it in right away. Usually I have someone out here who goes through the line and asks people if they’re returning plates so that you don’t have to wait forever in line. Yeah I would, and get the free plate."


If you do get a new license plate number, don’t forget to notify your insurance company, and easy pass provider. It may also be worth the time to periodically check the condition of your new plates.

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