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REFERENCE INFORMATION

 

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UPDATES

SAMPLES AND PROTOTYPES

IS PLATE  VANITY ELIGIBLE?

(Cost $)

14,000 lb max

Amateur Radio (1956 to present)

FORMAT 1: On www base, FCC Call Sign, beginning with A, K, N, or W.  Most PA Amateur Radio plates use the number 3 to designate the region.  The N0XOH call letter is used by someone who brought an existing call sign into PA when they moved.  The call letter is N0(zero)XOH.  In PA the number fonts are larger than the letters.  It's hard to distinguish this on the photo.  The WD5 call is the same situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If an owner desires a second Amateur Radio plate, it will be issued with the call sign plus a hyphen and the number two (-2).

 

 

 

 

 

from Bob, KE3AW

 

 

 

 

Link to page on Ham Radio info

 

 

Not applicable

 

FORMAT 2: On visitPA base.  All other characteristics the same as FORMAT 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Hughs offers the following comment: Radio call signs are available as reissue through [the FCC's] vanity call sign program. Once a call is inactive for 2 years, anyone can apply for that combination. His theory is, the original owner of the call sign (let's use Jay's call, K3JLT, as an example) had a PA license plate with that call sign. That person gives up the plate, gives up the call sign, and that call sign is reissued some time later through the vanity call program. Now the second person, being reissued K3JLT, wants a PA plate with his call sign, so since it's a different registrant, they can't issue the same K3JLT tag, so they issue K3JLT-1. They wouldn't issue -2 or -3 to someone unless the amateur radio license and the registration names match.

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Bruce Bufalini

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Pete, NL7XM

from Pete, NL7XM

 

 

 

Apportioned Truck (1982 to present)

FORMAT 1: AE-00000 to AF-49999

On www base, with dash separator.

 

 

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 3 below ($100)

FORMAT 2: AF-50000 to current high

On visitPA base, with keystone separator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AG series first seen late May/early June 2012.

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

 

from Tom Perri

and Jordan Irazabal

from Steve Ondik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 3: Apportioned Trucks over 14,000 are eligible for personalized registration plate of up 7 characters.

 

     

 

Circus-Carnival Truck (1990 to present)

FORMAT:

B
Z

01500

 to current high

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Jordan Irazabal

from Tom Perri

 

 

No

 

Commercial Implement of Husbandry (1997 to present)

FORMAT 1: CI1500H to current high

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Tiger Joe Sallmen

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal and Tom Perri

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 2 below ($100)

FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 4 characters with CI prefix and H suffix

 

       

 

Farm Truck (1977 to present)

FORMAT 1: FM-0000A to FM-9999C

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

 

 

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

   

Yes as configured in Format 3 below ($100)

FORMAT 2: FM-0000D to current high

On VisitPA base.  First seen around October 2014.

 

from Jordan Irazabal and Tom Perri

 

from John Fedorchak

 

 

 

FORMAT 3: Personalized, up to 5 characters with FM prefix

 

       

 

Hearing Impaired (1987 to present)

FORMAT 1: HE-03000 to current high

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Tom Perri

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 2 below ($100)

 

FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 5 characters with HE prefix

 

       

 

Implement of Husbandry (1984 to present)

FORMAT 1: IMP-5000 to current high

on www base

 

 

 

 

from Ryan Battin

   

Yes as configured in Format 2 below ($100)

FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 4 characters with IMP prefix

 

       

 

In God We Trust (2014)

FORMAT 1:

G
T

00001 to

G
T

00134

Only about 12 plates have been issued in this number range suggesting a two-tiered system.

 

 

Image Needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 2 below ($100)

 

FORMAT 1A:

G
T

00135 to current high

This is an optional plate.

Type added 11/2/2014

from Dale Bernecker

from Ryan Battin

from Clayton Moore

from Ryan Battin

FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 5 characters with stacked GT prefix

 

from Tom Perri

from Arthur Levine

 

   

 

Moped (~1977 to present)

FORMAT 1: BA000 to BM999

on www base

 

 

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

No

FORMAT 2: BN000 to current high

on visitPA base. Format added 9/21/07

 

Plate measures 4 x 7

 

 

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Tom Perri & Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motor Home (1977 to present)

FORMAT 1: HG-00000 to HG-05999

On www base with dash separator, uses different font than later plates, note the 'M'.

 

from Clayton Moore

 

 

   

Yes as configured in Format 4 below ($100)

 

FORMAT 2: HG-06000 to HG-99999

On www base with dash separator, uses different font than earlier plates, note the 'M'

 

 

 

 

   

FORMAT 3: HH-00000 to current high

On visitPA base with keystone separator

Spotted 5/4/06

 

from Clayton Moore

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

   

FORMAT 4: Vehicles of 14,000 lb or less can be issued a personalized registration plate of up 7 characters.

 

     

 

Motorcycle (www base) (1914 to present)

FORMAT 1: AAA00 to NZZ99

On www base

 

 

 

 

Yes, see Motorcycle Vanity below ($76)

 

Motorcycle (visitPA base)

FORMAT 2: PAA00 to ZZZ99

FORMAT added 5/7/05

Plate measures 4x7

 

 

 

 

from Ryan Battin

 

FORMAT 3: 0000A to 7599Z or 7600Z

FORMAT added 5/28/09

 

 

 

   

FORMAT 4: 7600L or 7601L to between 7499T and 7599T, LiveFreeRideAlive base

FORMAT added 4/3/10.  Supposedly released in 3/10.  These are part of a 60,000 plate run.  In Bulletin 10-09 PennDOT says "that the "Live Free Ride Alive" motorcycle registration plate is a limited edition . . . plate and is the current standard . . . motorcycle plate. PennDOT began issuing the redesigned . . . plate in March 2010. Agents . . . are required to issue the "Live Free Ride Alive" . . . plate in place of the regular . . . plate. Once inventory of [these] registration plates is exhausted, they will . . . return to the previous standard . . . plate design."

 

 

from Jerry McCoy

from Bill Ceravola

 

 
FORMAT 5: Between 7500T and 7600T to 9999Z.  Following completion of the 60,000 LiveFree . . . plate run, plates returned to the same design as Format 3 above except for a new font or dies for the serial numbers, and possibly for the MC..

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

   

FORMAT 6: From A0000 to  Z9999.

FORMAT added 6/24/12.  Note that there is a difference in fonts in this series.

 

from Ryan Battin

 

from Ryan Battin

 

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 7: From 0AA00 to current high. Format added 7/5/15

 

from Ryan Battin

from Jordan Irazabal

4CA17

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
         
Motorcycle (vertical) (2014 to present)

FORMAT 1: Motorcycle (vertical)

Vertical orientation visitPA, formatting will be M0A0C, the M and the C will be non-advancing characters, at least from the start.

Format added 3/2/2014.

from Ryan Battin

 

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 2 below  ($100)

 

 

FORMAT 2: Personalized with up to 5 characters.

 

from Jaska Börner

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

 

 

Motorcycle Vanity (personalized)

FORMAT 1: Up to 5 characters, one space or dash permitted but not both, on www base

Plate measures 4 x 7

 

 

 

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

 

 

   

Yes a combination of up to five letters and numbers ($100)

FORMAT 2: Same formatting as FORMAT 1 but on visitPA base. FORMAT added 5/7/05.  This group includes those vanities issued after the Live Free base had ended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

 

 

   

FORMAT 3: Same formatting as FORMAT 2 but on Live Free Ride Alive base.

 

 

from Justin Davis

from Bruce Bufalini

 

   

FORMAT 4: Same formatting as FORMAT 2 but with MC legend flat screened.  Format added 9/3/17.

from Kat Keegan

Image added 9/3

 

 

Passenger (1906 to present)

FORMAT 1: DAA-0000 to FYC-9999 www base, Image at right is first of the www.state.pa.us plates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

High plate observed: FYC-9994 on WWW base.  From Eric Butler, 8/13/06.

 

Temporary Plate

 

with

 

Temporary Registration Permit (2001)

Note that this plate and permit go together until arrival of validation sticker at which time the Temporary Registration Permit is removed.

from Nick Tsilakis

from Steve Ondik

from Jim Moini

 

 

   

Yes ($76)

FORMAT 2: GBA-0000

Passenger (visitPA base)

This image represents a revision to the www base and is similar in design to the new specialty plates.  PennDOT confirmed on 12/15/04 that they were planning to begin using the new visitPA.com base in place of the www.state.pa.us base on all plate types where the web address was normally used.  One source suggests they were first issued on 12/22/04.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inversion Error

Reversal of plate legend and field characters

 

 

 

 

from Bruce Bufalini

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Grant MacKenzie

from Jaska Börner

from Grant MacKenzie

from Ryan Battin

from Steve Ondik

 

from Ryan Battin

from Kyle Kuser

from Bruce Bufalini

from Jason Embee

from Jyle Kuser

from Steve Ondik

 

 

FORMAT 3: KLF-0000 to current high

Expected to be released by mid-2017.  Variation added 12/18/16. Plates first seen as vanities in January of 2017, and standard plates in June of 2017.

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

Passenger - previous bases still in use

This plate type should have been replaced by 8/02, but is still in use with a 5/06 validation sticker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The owner, had the registration, KFG-670, as a remake on the current visitPA base until it was damaged by vandals. He inquired of PennDOT as to what he should do. The response he received was, "You would be able to keep and use the undamaged plate. Please destroy the other plate so that no one else may use it."

This plate, which was just recently replaced, had a valid registration card which did concur with the plate number. Somehow it missed getting replaced way back when. The answer many have something to do with the purchase of a new vehicle in 2001 and this yellow-on-blue plate being issued rather than a www base plate.

 

from Ed Coghill

 

Aaron of Levittown

 

 

 

 

from Bill Ceravola

from Nick Tsilakis

from Bill Adams

 

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

Passenger - re-make of old bases

Re-Makes of 1977 Keystone State Base, yellow on blue. Plate could be 6-digit numeric or 5-digit with an alpha character in the 1st, 2nd or 6th position.

 

Note use of keystone separator.

 

 

 

 

Re-Make of 1983 You've Got a Friend Base

Originally issued starting in 1983 with the series HAA-000 to RZZ-999

 

 

Re-Make of 1987 Keystone State Base

Originally issued starting in 1987 with the series SAA-000 to ZZZ-999

 

 

Re-Make of 1991 Keystone State Base

Originally issued starting in 1991 with the series AAA-0000 to CEE-????.  Owner requested to keep old number on new base.  This then makes the plate a personalized plate.  However, note the use of a keystone separators in place of the dash separator.

See License Plate Replacement Fact Sheet for additional information.

from Salvatore J. Dodd, Sr.

From The Triborough Organization

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Steve Ondik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($76)

 

Passenger Vanity - previous base still in use

Not a current type

 

from Bruce Bufalini

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Bruce Bufalini

from Adam Garrettson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

Passenger Vanity (www base)

Up to 7 characters, one space or dash permitted but not both.

At least two 8-digit plates have been confirmed ("HUMPBACK" and "MCERLANE").  At least the latter, if not both, have been recalled by PennDOT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GJS-MSON is actually an invert error plate.  Note the second S is upside down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3 plates to the right and below are Amateur Radio call signs without the Amateur Radio legend making them vanity plates.

from Michael Dixon

from Tom Perri

from Cody Raspen

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Jim McDevitt

from Eric Conner

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Nick Tsilakis

 

both above from Rob Macsi

 

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Bill Ceravola

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Chas Stokes II

 

 

 

 

 

from Bill Jesse

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Steve Ondik

from Bruce Bufalini

from Jordan Irazabal

from Eric Conner

from Nick Tsilakis

from Tom Perri

from Tom Perri

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($76)

 

Passenger Vanity (visitPA.com)

This plate with its visitPA.com tagline, represents a departure from the www base.  It is similar in design to the Specialty Plates except for the 'tag line'. 12/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The plate to the right is actually reads 7 and the letter O, not seventy (70).  Letter characters are smaller than numbers.  The state coat of arms was added by the owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In spite of the Corvette Club logo, and masking off the visitPA plate legend, I believe this is just a vanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vanity plate with a number from the emergency vehicle series.

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

 

 

from Tom Perri

 

from Ryan Battin

from Ned Flynn

from Grant MacKenzie

 

 

from Ned Flynn

from Grant MacKenzie

from Eric Conner

from Chas Stokes II

from Steve Ondik

 

 

from Jim McDevitt

 

from Nick Santiago

 

 

from Grant MacKenzie

 

 

from Tom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($76)

 

 

Passenger Vanity (with Map)

Same rules as earlier plates.  Plates first seen in January of 2017.

Anonymous

 

 

Yes ($76)

 

 

Permanent Trailer (1997 to present)

FORMAT 1: PT-0000A to PT-9999K on www base, dash separator.  Sticker well upper left, no sticker issued.

 

from Jim Moini

 

No

FORMAT 2: PT-0000L to PT-9999Z, first seen 3/2007, then PT-000A0 to ~PT-499D9, first seen 5/2015 on visitPA base base, keystone separator. Sticker well upper left, no sticker issued.

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Bruce Bufalini

from Tom Perri

from Steve Ondik

from Bill Stephens

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Steve Ondik

from Bruce Bufalini

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image added 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 3: ~PT-500D0 to current high on visitPA base base, keystone separator.  The sticker well has been removed and the state map outline put in its place.  First seen 8/2017.

from Steve Ondik

from Jeff Lawson

 

Images

 

added

 

9/10

 

 

Person with Disability (1965 to present)

FORMAT 1:

P D

0000A to

P D

5999A

On www base, font used for PD is taller than later plates, and wheelchair symbol is larger.

 

 

from Ryan Battin

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 5 below ($50)

FORMAT 2:

P D

6000A to

P D 9999Y

Same as Format 1 except font used for PD is lower, and wheelchair symbol is smaller.

 

 

 

FORMAT 3:

P D

0000Z to

P D

9999Z

Type added 8/9/07.  See note under Type 4 below.  On visitPA base.

 

   

FORMAT 4A:

00000

P D

to current high

Type added 5/24/07.  No other examples of this type variation were reported until 7/2008.  For reasons unknown, the Type 4 plates were seen prior to the Type 3 plates, then after a few months the Type 3 came out and the Type 4 were not distributed until the Type 3 plate were exhausted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a spacing variation between the plates. There is a noticeable shift of the 5-digit number to the left on the higher number plate, while the wheelchair symbol is located in the same place on both.  The change happened at 23000 PD.  Later the serial number again shifted right.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Jordan Irazabal

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Nick Tsilakis

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Jaska Börner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 4B:

98000

P D

to current high

Vehicle owners who have a device on the rear of the vehicle for carrying a wheelchair or personal assistive device are authorized to be issued two plates since the assistive device and carrier may block visibility of the vehicle mounted plate.

from Bruce Bufalini

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 4C: Personalized, up to 5 characters with PD suffix

 

 

from Bill Stephens

from Nick Tsilakis

from Jaska Börner

from Jeff Lawson

 

from Bruce Bufalini

from Tom Perri

 

 

FORMAT 4D: Without sticker well, and with small map outline, personalized, up to 5 characters with PD suffix

from George Kunsman

 

 

 

Person with Disability, Motorcycle (2007 to present)

FORMAT 1: The standard motorcycle plate with a handicap sticker, making it a Person with Disability Motorcycle plate.  These plates were to be replaced by the plate below.

 

   

Yes as configured in Format 3 below ($50)

 

FORMAT 2: P00A to current high, the PD and wheelchair symbol which are flat screened are not part of the registration number.  The embossed P is part of the number but is a static, non-advancing character.

Type added 11/15/07, plates available 12/21/07. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
FORMAT 3: Personalized, up to 4 characters with PD prefix which is not part of the registration number      

 

Press Photographer (1948 unofficially, 1956 officially, to present)

FORMAT 1:

P P

0,

P P

00,

P P

000

to PP 799 or PP 800Issued in pairs.  Only the rear plate gets a validation sticker.

from Sol Bress

from Tom Perri & Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Nick Santiago

from Nick Santiago

from Eric Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 5 below  ($100)

FORMAT 2:

P P

800

to current high, on visitPA base

There may also be a remake of an earlier plate.

from Ryan Battin

from Jaska Börner

 

 

FORMAT 3: Personalized, up to 3 characters with PP prefix

 

from Joe Pavlo

Drew Steitz

 

 
This plate is considered a fake, although the serial number PP800 may be real.

from Bill Houser

 

 

 

Special Mobile Equipment (1982 to present)

FORMAT 1: SME-000D to SME-999Z

On www base, sticker well upper left, dash separator, PENNSYLVANIA on top, SPECIAL MOBILE on bottom with wide font. 

 

 

 

from Brendan Sherry

   

Yes as configured in Format 3 below ($100)

FORMAT 2: A000-SME to current high, visitPA base, sticker well upper left, keystone separator, PENNSYLVANIA on top, SPECIAL MOBILE on bottom with wide font.  Format added 8/2013

from Brendan Sherry

from Ryan Battin

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 
FORMAT 3: Vehicles of 14,000 lb or less can be issued a personalized registration plate of up 7 characters.      

 

Steel Worker (1997 to present)

This is not a special organization plate but a special class of plate. 

FORMAT 1:

S
W

00001

 to

S
W

00624

Original yellow on blue series, embossed graphic, organization name and state.  Replaced by www base on 7/18/2001.

from John Fedorchak

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

FORMAT 2:

S
W

00001

 to

S
W

00624

Note the colorized seal on the low numbered plate, not seen in higher number plates.

On www base with embossed logo and tag line.  This series consisted of previous base numbers reissued on the www base.

Vehicle Code Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 4 below  ($100)

 

FORMAT 2A:

S
W

05000

 to

S
W

05499

This series consists of plates issued since the re-plating, and shows a jump in plate numbers leaving a block of numbers skipped.

from Bruce Bufalini

from Ryan Battin

FORMAT 3:

S
W

05500 to current high

On visitPA base with flat screened color graphic and tag line.

from Bruce BufalinI

from Steve Ondik

 

 

 

FORMAT 4: Personalized, up to 5 characters with SW prefix and colored logo

       

 

Teen Driver (2013)

FORMAT:

T
D

00000 to current high

This is an optional plate.

Type added 10/20/2013

from Tom Perri &

Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Jordan Irazabal

& Tom Perri

from Jerry McCoy

 

Yes as configured in Format 2 below ($100)

 

FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 5 characters with TD prefix

 

 

   

 

Temporary Intransit

FORMAT 1: 0000-000 to ~ 0499-999

Uses Commonwealth seal as watermark.

from Bruce BufalinI

   

Not applicable

 

FORMAT 2: ~ 0500-000 to ~ 0999-999

Uses Commonwealth coat of arms as watermark.

   

FORMAT 3: ~ 1000-000 to 1499-999 or

1749-999.  Uses a repetition of square PennDOT logos as a watermark

   
FORMAT 4: ~ 1500-000 or 1750-000 to current high. Uses Pennsylvania over Department of Transportation followed by a PennDOT keystone logo as a watermark.  Format added 1/15/10.

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
FAKE FORMAT: A contributor, Christopher Hainesport, noticed the recent postings of unusual looking Temporary Intransit cardboard plate images on this page. The font on one plate was different and the other was 4 million above the current high. Chris explains that it's because they're counterfeit temp tags. It's a common practice of illegal immigrants and others who cannot obtain a drivers license, insurance, and/or registration by legal means. They print them up on a computer and paste it to cardboard. The incorrect font, incorrect number sequence, and use of the outdated PennDOT logo are the biggest giveaways.  Chris works for the Philadelphia Parking Authority and confiscates a bunch of these fakes each month.

from Jordan Irazaball

from Jordan Irazabal

  

   

 

Trailer (1914 to present)

Previous base still in use

 

 

 

from Tom Perri

 

   

FORMAT 1: XK-00000 to  XZ-99999

On www base with dash separator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes as configured in Format 4 below

($100)

 

FORMAT 2: XBA-0000 to XBZ-9999

On www base with dash separator

The XK-00000 to XZ-9999 series exhausted the usable combinations.  Series began with XBA.  XAA was skipped.  First seen May 2004.

 

 

   

FORMAT 3: XCA-0000 to current high

On visitPA base with keystone separator, first reported in early July 2005.

 

 

from Vern Kreckel / Kreckel Enterprises

from Vern Kreckel / Kreckel Enterprises

from Vern Kreckel / Kreckel Enterprises

from Ryan Battin

from Vern Kreckel, III / Kreckel Enterprises

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Bill Stephens

 

 

FORMAT 3A: Personalized Trailer plate, vehicles of 14,000 lb or less can be issued a personalized registration plate of up 7 to characters.

 

Image added 9/3

 

FORMAT 4: Personalized Trailer plate, vehicles of 14,000 lb or less can be issued a personalized registration plate of up 7 to characters.

from Codey Bowman

 

 

 

Truck (1914 to present)

BICENTENNIAL COMMERCIAL BASE Still in use.

 

   

Yes as configured in Format 3 below

($100)

 

OLD BASE The owner of this plate states that he received it when he bought a new 2000 pickup.  PennDOT has sent him validation stickers every year but no new plate.  He has been stopped several time but the plate registration is valid.

 

from Rick

   

FORMAT 1: YAA-0000 to YRR-9810 or higher

On WWW base with dash separator.

www base high plate observed: YRR-9810

from Bruce Bufalini on 7/3/05.

   

FORMAT 2: YSA-0000 to ZKH-9999

On visitPA base with keystone separator.

First seen 5/17/05

 

 

 

Z series first seen 2/13/11

 

 

from Grant MacKenzie

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Steve Ondik

from Steve Ondik

   
FORMAT 3: Vehicles of 14,000 lb or less can be issued a personalized registration plate of up 7 characters.

from Jordan Irazabal

   

FORMAT 4: ZKJ-0000 to current high

Without the sticker well and with a small map outline upper left.  First seen late April 2017.  Variation announced by PennDOT 12/18/16.

from W. Young

from Kyle Kuser

 

from Steve Ondik

from Jeff Lawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images

 

 

added

 

 

9/17 

 

 

We The People (Constitution)

(issued mid-Sept. to Dec. 31, 1987, still legal)

FORMAT:

U
S

00000 to current high

Commemorates the 200th anniversary of US Constitution.  Plate type is still in use; however, only issued during a 3½ month period in 1987 ending on December 31 of that year, less than 5000 were issued.  This is the only remaining legal yellow on blue plate.

 

from Bill Ceravola

 

 

from Jeff Lawson

 

Not applicable

 

 

 

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