BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Clerk is slamming the brakes on a perceived license plate perk.
Chris Jacobs is now doing away with the long-held tradition allowing county clerk's to dole out a limited number of special plates with desirable prefixes like EC or ER. These plates have no significance as far as any legal rights but have long been seen by some a status symbol.
"As I looked more into it, I just thought it was a silly practice and I think it raises questions and sometimes these little things make people skeptical and cynical about government and people having special privileges," Jacobs said. "I really try in my administration to remove any perception of that."
So the clerk's office is giving those plates away on a first come, first serve basis at no extra cost.
To see the list of the 70 or so available plates and a request form, visit the county clerk's website.
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