Replace your peeling New York State license plates for free

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 18:27:11-04

Is your New York State lincense plate peeling? Well, you’re definitely not alone. 

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns said people are showing up at auto bureaus state-wide because their license plates are peeling. He said a defect in an older batch of plates is causing them to peel. 

He’s not making it a priority to get the word out that with a little paper work, auto bureaus will replace the tags for free. 

“It’s no cost to the consumer. However, I am very concerned that these plates are peeling. Because obviously it’s very important for law enforcement,” Kearns said. 

A spokesperson with State Police tells us some law enforcement agencies are ticketing vehicles for not replacing these peeling plates. However, they are issuing court summons on a case by case basis. 

To schedule an appointment or check business hours for one of the six Erie County Auto Bureaus click www.erie.gov/clerk.  

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