PennDot Eliminates Vehicle Registration Stickers

Starting at the end of 2016, Pennsylvania will no long issue that little vehicle registration sticker that you put on your license plate each year.

The last registration sticker will be issued by PennDot on December 30, 2016.

Money Saver for Taxpayers

Not only will PennDot save taxpayers about $1 million per year, customers will also be able to pay their registration fee online and print their own permanent registration credential. In the future, it will also be possible to upload the registration card to your smart phone and eliminate the requirement to print a copy altogether.

In short, no more waiting around for paperwork to be delivered by mail!

Through electronic means, law enforcement can verify whether a vehicle registration is valid or not. Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) can connect to PennDOT’s database and more efficiently validate both the registration and the motor vehicle insurance.

Registration Still Necessary

Even if the stickers are eliminated, you still have to register your vehicle. The process, however, will be easier.

Do You Have to Remove Old Stickers?

If your License Plate have an old sticker, issued before December 31, you can leave the sticker on. There is no requirement to remove old stickers.