Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation
Specialty Plate Program
The Specialty Plate Program allows approved organizations to advocate their interests, charge
a fee above the $20.00 PennDOT fee and provides for a distinctive license plate.
Specialty Plates are manufactured in our standard plate colors - blue, white, and yellow. The organization's name appears across the
bottom of the plate and "Pennsylvania" is printed across the top of the plate. The 3" x 3" canvas area on the left side of the plate displays
the organization's emblem or logo using graphic printing that offers color and intricacy of detail.
Specialty Plates are currently available for passenger cars, motor homes and trucks with a registered gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less.
Specialty Plates are not available for motorcycles and trailers.
To qualify for the Specialty Plate Program, an organization must meet the following criteria:
Be a Non-profit organization;
Have as one of its primary purposes, services to the community, which results in a contribution to the welfare of others;
Be based, headquartered, have a chapter or licensed in Pennsylvania;
Not be offensive in purpose, nature, activity or name, as determined by the Department;
Guaranteed a minimum of applications (negotiable) before any plate will be produced.
If your organization would like to be a part of the Specialty Plate program please contact Dorinda Zimmer, Specialty Plate Program Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete program packet.