Registering License Plates in Pennsylvania


Registering a license plate in Pennsylvania involves a few key steps and requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). This guide provides a basic outline of the process for new registrations, renewals, and replacements.

New Registrations

Whether you've just purchased a new vehicle or moved to Pennsylvania, you'll need to register your vehicle and obtain your PA license plate. You'll typically need proof of ownership, proof of insurance, and to pay a registration fee.


Pennsylvania license plates must be renewed regularly to stay valid. The PennDOT sends out renewal notices, but it's your responsibility to ensure you renew on time. You can renew online, by mail, or in person at a PennDOT office.


If your license plate is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can apply for a replacement at PennDOT. There's a small fee for replacements, and you'll need to provide details about the lost or damaged plate.

Remember, registering your license plate is not just about compliance with the law, but also about ensuring your vehicle is identifiable and traceable in case of incidents. Stay informed about the latest updates and changes to registration laws and requirements in Pennsylvania by visiting our website regularly.