With peeling plates around every corner, NYS still ‘monitoring’ their production: Your Stories

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SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) – Drivers are seeing peeling plates around every corner, from parking lots to stop lights.

It’s not just the white plates where the problem began. Now, the newer yellow plates seem just as bad.

The Your Stories team first investigated peeling plates in 2013.

Based on the number of calls and emails that still come into the Your Stories team, we reached out to the DMV about the continuing problem.

A spokesperson responds: “Generally, plates that are older are more likely to be subject to peeling. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which contracts with vendors to produce license plates, continues to monitor the situation.”

The DMV also reminds drivers of the process to replace them. 

Customers can visit a DMV office or call the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and a DMV representative will walk them through the process. There is a minimal fee for customers who want to keep their existing plate number.

Local DMV Offices

Syracuse, Onondaga County
4671 Onondaga Blvd 
Syracuse, NY 13219

North Syracuse, Onondaga County
5801 E. Taft Road 
North Syracuse, NY 13212

Oswego, Oswego County
384 East River Road 
Oswego, NY 13126

Fulton, Oswego County
200 North Second Street 
Fulton, NY 13069

Wampsville, Madison County
138 North Court Street 
Wampsville, NY 13163

Rome, Oneida County
301 West Dominick Street 
Rome, NY 13440

Utica, Oneida County
321 Main Street 
Utica, NY 13501

Cortland, Cortland County
112 River Street 
Cortland, NY 13045

Auburn, Cayuga County
160 Genesee Street 
Auburn, NY 13021

Waterloo, Seneca County
1 Di Pronio Drive 
Waterloo, NY 13165

Geneva, Ontario County
83 Seneca Street 
Geneva, NY 14456

Ithaca, Tompkins County
301 Third Street 
Ithaca, NY 14850


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