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Registration Plate Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some frequently asked questions by motorists about Pennsylvania’s registration plates:

1. Does PennDOT issue vintage registration plates?
2. How do I know if the vintage registration plate I have can be issued to my antique or classic vehicle?
3. Does the fee for antique or classic registration cover my vintage plate fee?
4. How do I obtain a Persons with Disability registration plate?
5. How do I obtain a replacement plate?
6. What types of registration plates are available and how much do they cost?

1. Does PennDOT issue vintage registration plates?
No. The applicant is responsible for obtaining the vintage registration plate they wish to display on their antique or classic vehicle.

2. How do I know if the vintage registration plate I have can be issued to my antique or classic vehicle?
PennDOT recommends that applicants verify if the configuration of the vintage plate can be issued by checking the configuration on PennDOT's website. The customer can check the plate availability with the Personalized Registration Plate Availability tool. Checking the plate availability does not approve your configuration. It is only used as a tool to identify whether another registration plate with the same configuration is in use.

3. Does the fee for antique or classic registration cover my vintage plate fee?
No. These are two separate fees.  Please refer to Form MV-70S, “Bureau of Motor Vehicles Schedule of Fees,” for required fee(s).

4. How do I obtain a Persons with Disability registration plate?
To obtain a Persons with Disability registration plate, you will need to submit Form MV-145 "Application for Person with Disability, Hearing Impaired, Disabled Veteran, or Severely Disabled Veteran Registration Plate or Person with Disability or Severely Disabled Veteran Motorcycle Plate Decal."  Like the "Person with Disability Parking Placard Application" (Form MV-145A), this form must be completed by a Health Care Provider licensed in Pennsylvania or a contiguous state (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia or Ohio) or a police officer.
NOTE: Health Care Providers may only certify disabilities within their scope of practice.

5. How do I obtain a replacement plate?
Requests for duplicate registration credentials (registration plate or registration (owner’s) card) can be made on Form MV-44, "Application for Duplicate Registration Card, Replacement of Registration Plate, or Weight Class Sticker."  Notarization is required if you are requesting a free replacement of a previously issued product, which was not received within a 90 day period from the date of issuance or requesting a replacement registration plate.

6. What types of registration plates are available and how much do they cost?
Please visit our Registration Plate page for additional information.
NOTE: Registration fees include the cost of a standard registration plate for first time issuance. Additional fees apply for specialty registration plates. Refer to Form MV-70S, “Bureau of Motor Vehicle Fees,” for additional fee information.

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