Types of License Plates in Pennsylvania


In Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers a variety of license plates to cater to different needs and preferences of motorists. Each type of plate has unique requirements, features, and fees associated with it.

Standard License Plates

These are the most common type of license plates issued to most passenger vehicles. They feature a standard design and are subject to regular renewal fees.

Personalized License Plates

Personalized license plates allow Pennsylvania drivers to add a personal touch to their vehicles. They can feature a custom combination of letters and numbers, subject to availability and PennDOT approval.

Special Organization Plates

These plates are for drivers who wish to show support for a specific organization, charity, or cause. A portion of the fee for these plates usually goes to the organization it represents.

Veteran and Military License Plates

Pennsylvania offers a variety of license plates for veterans and active military personnel, including those that denote specific military honors or achievements.

Each type of license plate serves a different purpose and requires different steps for obtaining them. For more detailed information on specific types, please navigate to the relevant sections of our website.