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Registration PLATES

Pennsylvania's Standard Registration Plate

The Pennsylvania Registration Plate
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A First-Class Plate for a First-Class State. Did you know that in 1999, Pennsylvania became the first state to use its official website on its standard issue registration plate? In 2003, the design of the standard issue registration plate was modified to include the state's official tourism website,

Pennsylvania also offers Special Fund, Military and *Special Organization Registration Plates, the majority of which can be personalized. For more information, please reference the Personalized Registration Plates Fact Sheet. Before applying, you can check availability of personalized registration plates online.

*Please contact your organization directly to obtain an application for a Special Organization Registration Plate.

If you are returning a Pennsylvania registration plate that is no longer valid or required, please return the Pennsylvania registration plate to: 

Bureau of Motor Vehicles 
Return Tag Unit 
P.O. Box 68597 
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8597 

Once your plate has been received by PennDOT, it will be marked as a "dead tag" on the vehicle record. By returning your Pennsylvania registration plate to PennDOT, this will help protect you.