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Surrendering Plates During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the DMV is currently closed and has cancelled all their appointments.  As of right now, the only way to surrender plates is to mail them.

Following the instructions below will allow you to properly surrender your plates:

By mail

Step 1: Remove plates and stickers

This includes the plate frames and fasteners - we will not accept plates with them attached. Destroy the registration and inspection stickers from your windshield.

Do not give your plates to another person unless that person will surrender the plates for you.

Step 2: Complete the PD-7 application

You must complete the Plate Surrender Application (PDF) (PD-7) for each set of plates you are surrendering.
You will find this form here: Plate_Surrender_Application_PD-7.pdf


Step 3: Mail the application with your plates to


6 Empire State Plaza

Room B240

Albany, NY 12228


The mail postmark date will be considered the date that you surrendered your plates. To be notified by the US Postal Service that we received your plates, send them by registered or certified mail, and request a return receipt. Your FS-6T receipt will be mailed back to you.

If you need anything, please give us a call! We are here to help!
You can reach us at (845) 388-4656.