Renewing online reactivates your existing pass. You will not be mailed a new card.
If you do not have your physical card or a digital copy in the NY State Parks Explorer app, you must purchase a new one.
Empire Pass cards expiring on or after December 31, 2018 are available for renewal. Passes cannot be renewed at park facilities. Card activation may take 24-48 hours, so plan in advance of your park visit.