New York Bill Provides for One-Time Historic Vehicle Registration Fee

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA-supported legislation has been reintroduced in the New York Senate to provide that historical vehicle owners only pay a one-time registration fee of $100 upon initial registration. The bill was approved by the full Senate last session, but died in the Assembly when the legislature adjourned for the year. Under New York law, a historical motor vehicle is either a vehicle manufactured more than 25 years ago or one which has unique characteristics and which is determined to be of historical, classic or exhibition value. 

The reduced registration fee would be available to owners of historical vehicles owned and operated as an exhibition piece or collector’s item and used for club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, occasional transportation and similar uses. The $100 one-time fee would replace the current annual fee of $28.75. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at