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New York State is introducing an exciting new program that will make it easier to enjoy the outdoors. If you love the state parks, or are an avid boater, angler or hunter, you can choose from several options that provide a lifetime of access and fun in New York State and consolidate your recreation licenses and benefits.

As part of our Adventure License program, Lifetime Empire Passport purchasers will be eligible to apply for one set (front and back plates) of the custom I Love Parks license plate for their vehicle. These New York Adventure Plates will show off your pride and passion for state parks and the great outdoors. To learn more visit The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

New York State DMV Adventure Plates
Lifetime Empire Passport License Leaf

Now available for purchase is a Lifetime Empire Passport -- just buy it once for $750 and enjoy the state parks for years and years to come! Visit the forests, beaches, lakefronts and more...every day if you like, through all of New York's beautiful seasons. As an added convenience, this lifetime benefit issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will appear on your NYS Driver License, Non-Driver ID or Learner Permit as a small maple leaf icon. Learn more about the options and benefits of the Empire Passport program.

Give the gift of the outdoors. Purchase a Lifetime Empire Passport today.

Lifetime Empire Passport License Anchor

If you love to spend time on New York's waterways, make it easier to carry on the tradition of boating safely. If you have taken an approved safe boating course and received your NY Safe Boating Certificate, with just a few easy steps, you can choose to have your certification also reflected on your NYS Driver License, Non-Driver ID or Learner Permit as a small anchor icon. This DMV designation will eliminate the need to carry your boating safety certificate with you when boating. Learn more about safe boating and this new option.

If you love to fish or hunt, similar lifetime sporting licenses and other designations through the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation are also being offered. Visit the NY State E-Licensing Center.