On the website of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you will find a special notice for owners of vehicles which have the old "Liberty" plates.
NYS DMV - Vehicle Registration - Important Information About Your Vehicle PlatesLiberty replaced with Empire, where have we heard this before?
If you have Liberty plates on your vehicle, you must replace the Liberty plates with Empire State plates .You cannot use the Liberty plates on any vehicle in NYS:
- The Empire State plates have replaced the Liberty plates.
- You can get a traffic ticket if you drive or park a vehicle that has Liberty plates instead of Empire State plates.
Many thanks to the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles for this great service of raising the
public's awareness, however unintended.