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Pennsylvania License Plates & Placards Information

Read below for information about getting your Pennsylvania license plates and tags.

Interested in special interest plates? OurTypes of Specialty Plates page has more information. Learn more about applying on our Specialty Plate Applications page.

Do you qualify for disabled parking? Find application and eligibility information on our Disability Plates and Placards page.

Types of Pennsylvania License Plates

Motor vehicles in PA must have a license plate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) displayed on the back.

You will also be issued a validation sticker that shows when your registration expires.

The standard Pennsylvania tag has a white background with blue lettering. It has a blue stripe at the top and a yellow stripe at the bottom.

Specialty License Plates

PennDOT also issues specialty license plates, including personalized plates and organizational plates. More information about license plate options is available on our Types of PA Specialty

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Commercial Driver’s License Program | FMCSA


Overview

Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle. In order to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), an applicant must pass both skills and knowledge testing geared to these higher standards. Additionally CDL holders are held to a higher standard when operating any type of motor vehicle on public roads. Serious traffic violations committed by a CDL holder can affect their ability to maintain their CDL certification.

Licensing

Driving a commercial motor vehicle is a big responsibility. It requires special skills and knowledge. Most drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) through their home State (it is illegal to have a license from more than one State). In addition, special endorsements may be required if you or your company drivers will be driving any of the following vehicles:

  • a truck with
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Free VIN Decoder | Vehicle Information, License Plate Number, Recall Info

Our Free VIN Decoder will allow you to lookup any VIN number on any vehicle in the United States. A VIN Number is a Vehicle Identification Number. It is the identifying code for a specific vehicle. This can be a car, truck, van, SUV, motorcycle, RV and more. Every vehicle that was manufactured in the United States has a VIN number stamped on it in multiple places on the vehicle. The most noticeable location you can find a VIN number is on the dash board. You might also find it on the frame of the vehicle, on the engine block or on the body stamped on the door. With all modern cars, manufactured in the last 20 years, the VIN number is a 17 digit alpha-numeric code. It will be in all capital letters and typically stamped on a piece of metal. All you need to do is find that

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