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OFFICIAL PLATES

PLATE TYPE (first year of issue)

PLATE FORMATTING

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IS PLATE  VANITY ELIGIBLE?

(Cost $)

Emergency Vehicle (~1977)

FORMAT 1: From between EV-30131 and EV-30309 to current high.. On visitPA base, large keystone separator, embossed tag legend. On vehicles that required stickers in the past such as those belonging to private ambulance companies, etc. 

 

from Dominic Fornato

 

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

 

 

Image added 6/8

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 2: EV-50000 to current highOn visitPA base, large keystone separator, embossed tag legend.  PennDOT notified plate holders in February 2007 that all EV plates would be replaced.  First seen mid-March 2007.

NOTE: Both varients above are being issued concurrently. 

 

From Brendan Sherry

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln University (official) (year unknown)

FORMAT: L0500U

Issued in pairs

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

No

 

Municipal Government Owned (1971) 

FORMAT 1: MG-00000 to MG-91999 blue on white, PENNSYLVANIA on top, wide MUNICIPAL font on bottom, 1977-1984 issue, type still in use.

from Klassy Karz

from Matt Ciecka

from Clayton Moore

   

No

FORMAT 2: MG-92000 to MG-99999 white on blue PENNSYLVANIA on bottom, wide MUNICIPAL font, addition of sticker well, issued 1984 until c1985-1986.

 

 

from Eric Butler

 

   

FORMAT 3: 00000-MG to 99999-MG white on blue, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom, narrow MUNICIPAL font.  Issued c1985-1986 until 2003.

 

 

   

FORMAT 4: MG-0000A to current high, white on blue, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom, narrow MUNICIPAL font, 2003 to present

from Eric Butler

 

from Brendan Sherry

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

   

ERROR PLATE: MG prefix transposed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERROR PLATE  No dash separator.  Other formatting same as above. 

from Clayton Moore

from pl8s.com

 

   

 

Municipal Government Owned Motorcycle (1971?)

FORMAT 1: 000MG to 999MG

blue on white PENNA on top, MUNICIPAL on bottom.Removed MG000 format from 'current' list.  See Municipal Motorcycle on History Page.

from Allan Cooper

   

No

 

FORMAT 2: MG000 to MG999

white on blue PENNA on bottom, MUNICIPAL on top.

 

from Bruce Bufalini

 

   

FORMAT 3: MG00A to current high

white on blue PENNA on bottom, MUNICIPAL on top.

Type added 9/9/07

 

Plates measures 4 x 8

 

 

 

   

 

Official Use - Commonwealth of Pa Owned (1924)

Issued in pairs for passenger vehicles and as singles for trucks, heavy equip., etc.

FORMAT 1: PA-00000 to PA-55999,  blue on white, PENNSYLVANIA on top, OFFICIAL USE on bottom, 1977-1984 issue, type still in use.

 

   

No

 

FORMAT 2: PA-56000 to PA-99999, white on blue, PENNSYLVANIA on top, OFFICIAL USE on top, issued 1984 until early 2009.  Issued to commercial vehicles as single plates.

   

FORMAT 3: 00000-PA to current high, white on blue, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom, OFFICIAL USE on top, issue started between 1984 and 1990 to present.  Issued to passenger vehicles in pairs.

  

 

 

 

from Ryan Battin

 

Read story on this one-of-a-kind sample.

from Norm Ratcliffe

  

FORMAT 4: PA-0000A to PA-1499A, white on blue, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom, OFFICIAL USE on top, 2009 to present.  This is a continuation of Format 2.  Issued to commercial vehicles as single plates. Spotted 4/21/09.

 

from Bill Stephens

   

FORMAT 5: PA-1500A to PA-2499A. Note the use of COMMERCIAL  as the plate legend in place of OFFICIAL USE.

  

 

from Jordan Irazabal

   

FORMAT 6: PA-2500A to current high. Note the dropping of the word COMMERCIAL and return to using OFFICIAL USE.

 

 

   

 

Pennsylvania State University (official) (year unknown)

FORMAT 1: A00-01P to between         A15-99P and A19-99P.  Has sticker wells in upper left and right corners.

 

   

No

 

FORMAT 2: From changeover between     A16-00P and A20-00P to current high. Has sticker well in lower left corner, Issued in pairs.

 

from Tom Perri

   

This plate is not believed to be an official plate.  It also was probably never issued.  It is likely a novelty or test plate

from eBay

   

 

Temple University (official) (year unknown)

FORMAT: T0001U to current high, Issued in pairs.

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

University of Pittsburgh (official) (year unknown)

FORMAT 1: U0500P to changeover at or before U1000P.  Uses 'title case' on plate legend

from Bruce Bufalini

   

No

 

FORMAT 2: From changeover at or before U1000P to changeover to Format 3. Uses 'small caps' on plate legend

 

   

FORMAT 3: From U1100P to current high on visitPA base.  Plate legend format same as previous.  Format added 1/22/10.

 

Issued in pairs 

from Eric Conner

from Bruce Bufalini

   

 

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