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Can you in NYS keep your plates if the vechilce is in storage

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Can you in NYS keep your plates if the vechilce is in storage on your property our insurance company doesn't require proof of surrender and my Husband dropped the insurance before he surrender the plates and has since failed to surrender them The vechilce is inoperable and has not been driven
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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For as long as you have your plates, insurance must be maintained or you can face fines and surcharges and can also have your license suspended. So even though it is inoperable, NY Law requires the plates be surrendered before you cancel the insurance (regardless of whether or not your insurance does not ask for proof of surrender). See: