If you desire to change your name due to marriage and intend to use your spouse's surname please bring your current PA Driver License or current PA State ID along with your Marriage Certificate and Vehicle Registration Card or Title. If you desire to change your name due to divorce please bring your current PA Driver's License or Current PA State ID, your Vehicle Registration Card or Title and a Certified copy of the Court Order to Re-take your last name. To obtain this document please contact your local County Court House where you filed for divorce. If you desire to use another name (ie, using your maiden name as your middle name) you must provide your current PA Driver's License or current PA state ID, Vehicle Registration Card or Title and your Social Security Card along with two other sources issued in the desired name such as: Tax Records, Selective Service Card, Voter Registration Card, Passport, any form of Photo ID issued by a governmental agency, or banking records. All of these examples must reflect the new name exactly as you would want it issued.
If your name changed by permission of court you must provide a Certified Copy of the Court Order and your current PA Driver's License or current PA State ID and Vehicle Registration Card or Title. (ie; becoming a US Citizen, Adoption)
- When changing the Vehicle Title you will automatically receive a corrected Registration Card reflecting the new name.
- Note - all above paperwork will be submitted to PennDot via Messenger and take approximately 7-10 days for processing. State and Service Fees will apply.
Special Fund Plates available: DARE, Otter, Tiger, Train Motorcycles and persons with disabilities are not eligible for Special Fund Plates. Special Fund Plates are not able to be personalized. Please see attached for descriptions. Please bring a valid PA drivers license or state ID along with a valid insurance ID card specifically for that vehicle.
Bring a valid PA drivers license or state ID to apply for a personalized plate. There is a one time fee for the plate (followed by a yearly registration renewal like normal). We do not have the capability to check for what is available. The application allows for up to three choices. The turnaround time to receive your personalized plate is 4-6 weeks.
We'll need your registration card (current/prior) or title number, along with a valid PA drivers license or Photo ID. Boat, ATV & snowmobile registrations renew for a period of two years each. Boat Renewal.
Please bring your Hull ID or PA registration number along with a valid PA drivers license or Photo ID. We will need to know how many gallons of fuel you used in the prior period. Registration fees are based on the length of the boat. We will issue a new registration card & sticker instantly at our Harrisburg Pike office. In our other offices, we'll issue a temporary and the new registration card and sticker will be mailed to you within the week. ATV & Snowmobile Registrations.
Please bring your registration, title or license plate number and a valid PA drivers license or Photo ID. Upon renewal, you'll receive a new registration sticker instantly.
Antique and classic registration plates are permanent and are issued for the life of the vehicle while it is owned by the present owner. You will need four color photographs (front, back & both sides) of the vehicle with the windows up. In addition, you will need to bring the title for the vehicle along with a valid PA drivers license or Photo ID, along with proof of insurance on the specific vehicle.Motor Vehicle
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformance with manufacturer specifications. This type of registration is not for general daily use.
Classic Motor Vehicle
A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured at least 15 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance.