Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation
Personalized (Vanity and Vintage) License Plate Availability
Step 1: Review the Requirements
DEFINITION OF PERSONALIZED REGISTRATION PLATE
A personalized registration plate may contain a combination of up to seven letters and numbers. One hyphen or
one space is permitted, but not both. Special characters are not available. A personalized motorcycle
registration plate may contain up to five letters and numbers in combination. NOTE: A hyphen or space is not
recognized as part of the plate configuration and does not count as one of the letters or numbers.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a personalized registration plate, Form MV-904, "Application for Special Registration Plate," must be completed.
PennDOT reserves the right to limit or reject certain requests. Personalized registration plate applicants must have
a valid registration plate and valid sticker first, which the applicant shall retain pending receipt of the requested personalized plate.
Requests for personalized registration plates are restricted to passenger vehicles, motorcycles, or truck/motor home vehicles
with a registered gross weight of not more than 10,000 pounds. Trailers do not qualify for personalized registration plates.
A separate application must be submitted for each personalized registration plate.
The fee is $20. Make check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.
New vehicles must be titled and registered prior to a personalized plate being issued.
Allow eight to 10 weeks for delivery of your plate.