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Renewing Your Vehicle and/or Trailer Registration

  • Renewing your vehicle and/or trailer registration can, in most cases, be completed online, at any of PennDOT's Online Messenger services or through the mail. Mailing instructions can be found on the back of the forms.

To renew online you will need your registration plate number, title number, insurance information, odometer reading, a valid credit card, and a printer. At the end of the transaction, you will be given the opportunity to print a receipt and a permanent registration credential. PennDOT will no longer mail a registration card for registrations renewed online.


Passenger vehicle renewal fees are $36.00. There is a reduced processing fee for individuals who qualify for retired status.

If you are renewing a truck/trailer, the registration fee (PDF) will vary depending on the registered gross weight. 


Act 89, which became law on November 25, 2013, amends many sections of Title 75, the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Act 89 represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s future: increasing public safety, driving commerce, creating jobs and providing reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the bill to our future generations.
Act 89 also provided for optional two-year registration renewal. Customers may elect to pay a two-year registration fee for a two-year registration period for certain types of motor vehicles. The fee shall be two times the amount of the registration fee payable for the motor vehicle registration. Motor vehicles registered under the International Registration Plan, and motor vehicles with a seasonal registration or circus carnival plate are not eligible for two-year registration.
For initial issuance of registration plates, a customer may choose a two-year registration period. In addition, registration renewal coupons with an April 2017 expiration date or later will include both the one-year and the two-year registration fees. If the fee listed in the “2-yr fee” block on the registration renewal form is shaded gray that vehicle type is not eligible to renew for a two-year period.