License plates

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is introducing a new procedure for motorists who need to surrender vehicle license plates for insurance purposes.

Ontario's newly-designed license plates just hit a speed bump. Call it plate-gate.

A little background: The Canadian province's new design was unveiled by the provincial government — led by center-right Ontario Premier Doug Ford — last year.

A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that a plan to charge up to $45 to replace license plates more than 10 years old is no longer going forward.


Governor's Office

The head of the state’s Republican Party said there is no need to require New Yorkers to buy new license plates beginning in 2020, if their current plates are still readable and in good condition.

State of New York

New York State is launching a statewide survey to pick a new license plate design. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the survey on Monday. His website will allow New Yorkers to choose among five proposed designs.

erie.gov/clerk

Is your license plate showing signs of peeling? If so, you're not alone.