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If your vehicle's year sticker is lost, stolen or damaged, you are required to obtain a replacement sticker. To obtain a duplicate registration card and/or renewal sticker, you will have to complete the Application for Duplicate Registration, Replacement of Registration Plate, Renewal Sticker or Weight Class Sticker or Transfer of Registration' (Form MV-44) and pay the appropriate fee, currently $6 for a sticker and $11 for license plates. Submit the application at your local DOT office. You can also mail the application to:

Department of Transportation

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Harrisburg, PA 17104-2516

For any vehicle-related questions about replacement registration card, license plates, or stickers, contact the Pennsylvania DOT at (800) 932-4600 if you are within state or at (717) 412-5300 if you are out of state for assistance. Upon passing a safety inspection most passenger cars and light trucks will receive an inspection sticker valid for one year from the month of inspection or one year from the expiration of the current inspection sticker on the vehicle. Since 2005, Pennsylvania no longer requires that the inspection sticker expiration and vehicle registration expiration coincide for annually inspected vehicles. Vehicle owners can request that their inspection and registration expirations match, but this may result in a shortened inspection cycle initially. This chart for annually inspected vehicles can be used to determine whether requesting a coordination of inspection and registration expirations will result in a short inspection cycle.

Note: A vehicle subject to inspection, which has been outside this Commonwealth continuously for 30 days or more and which, at the time of reentering this Commonwealth, does not bear a currently valid certificate of inspection, is not required to be inspected until 10 days after reentering this Commonwealth.

Submitted by dcanfield7 on 3rd Feb 2016

I received my new

I received my new registration in the mail but I did not get a sticker for my tag. Is that sent in a seperate envelope?

Submitted by cyndie1030 on 25th Feb 2016

Did you ever find out why

Did you ever find out why you didn't get a sticker? I just got my new registration card and it says the sticker is in a window on the back of the envelope but it is just a regular envelope with no pocket or sticker.

Submitted by ytsecondaccount... on 26th Dec 2015

The link for the list of

The link for the list of dates or time frames for registration and inspection to match does not work. I wanted to look for information on obtaining and or filing a report for the vehicle sticker replacement due to theft in which a fee was access for replacement. How can a report be filed and how can the fee be waived or reimbursed?

Submitted by Q on 1st Nov 2015

We were told that the sticker

We were told that the sticker on our plate (which we recieved wih our registration card) did not match our registration. It sounds like something was mistyped in a database. Is there any way to confirm and correct this?

Submitted by lucinda on 28th Oct 2015

Renew online never received

Renew online never received card or tabs, where are they?

Submitted by davidmock on 14th Nov 2015

Never got my owners cards or

Never got my owners cards or registration stickers. My check #876 was cashed by PDOT on 2/19/2015. for $40.00. Harold S.D. Mock II 339 Stoneybrooke Dr. ,Cheswick,PA 15024. For 2008 BMW license # FRN1234.

Submitted by emmyhogue on 6th Jun 2015

My fiancé and I received

My fiancé and I received registration renewal cards and NOT stickers. What is going on?

Submitted by mamagear3 on 18th Jul 2015

The sticker is built into the

The sticker is built into the back of the envelope. Many people do not realize it is there or the post office may rip the envelope during delivery. You have 90 days from the day you paid for a renewal to request a duplicate for free. Go to a Full Service Notary to do the work.

Submitted by mm511 on 30th Jun 2015

I also received no sticker

I also received no sticker with my registration... no one to answer what to do next??

Submitted by sdzw on 7th Mar 2015

Received to new registration

Received to new registration cards for signature along with the new sticker.

As I was signing them I am not sure which new sticker goes to the correct vehicle. How can I tell?

Submitted by sputnick6@veriz... on 7th May 2015

none

none

Submitted by scottlw on 7th Mar 2015

Received to new registration

Received to new registration cards for signature along with the new sticker.

As I was signing them I am not sure which new sticker goes to the correct vehicle. How can I tell?

Submitted by sepiris on 22nd Nov 2014

My car inspection from

My car inspection from another state won't expire until January next year. I moved to PA and did the registration without knowing I had to do another car inspection. I got a ticket for not having the inspection sticker on my windshield and have to pay the fine. After receiving the ticket I went to do the new inspection and sent the proof, receipt, etc. to the DOT but the appeal was not approved. Has anyone had similar situation and what did you do? Any suggestion is appreciated.

Submitted by Seducer on 20th Oct 2014

Is there a way to report

Is there a way to report someone who is living in another state but is driving on severely expired PA tags? Like a year or more expired? Local law can't do anything about it because the law is being broken in your state.

Submitted by UnclearFizzyCyst on 25th Sep 2014

My current stickers are valid

My current stickers are valid until the end of October. I renewed at the beginning of September. My stickers arrived yesterday but are only valid until the end of August next year. This is 2 months (16.7%) less than a full year. Can you please explain why this is so?

Submitted by rippedoff on 17th Nov 2014

I just bought a new truck

I just bought a new truck plate

Valid 11/07/2014 - Expiry September 30,2015 10 months? I thought the plate is good for a Year?

I called PENDOT : after waiting on hold for 15 minutes : I was told that my pink slip date is 10/28/2014. That is when the clock starts. They count the WHOLE Month of October as the first month. So that 12 months is September 30.

If all possible, register Your vehicle in the first few days of a new month.

What a RIPOFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by mickeyp1970 on 8th Jul 2013

Just received my renewed

Just received my renewed registration but no sticker enclosed in the envelope. Who do I call?

Submitted by Setea on 2nd Oct 2014

Same thing just happened to

Same thing just happened to me. Did you find out what to do?

Submitted by justinb731 on 8th Nov 2014

same thing.. got my

same thing.. got my registration card but no sticker, no "window" at all.. im not paying extra for someone's incompetence... who can I call to get this replaced?

Submitted by bmccarron01 on 7th Apr 2015

Same here, registration with

Same here, registration with no sticker. Greaaaat.

Submitted by bduke123 on 16th Feb 2013

My mother claims that she

My mother claims that she sent the renewal in and we can't find it if it came in .

i would like to know if it was renewed ?it's for a 1991 Dodge Dakota 1b7fl26x7ms205486 tag # Antoinette Duke 247 Royal Road, New Salem, PA 15468

Submitted by bjsowers on 8th Jan 2013

I got my PA registration

I got my PA registration sticker and went to place it on my plate. I did all the normal steps (cleaned plate; peeled the backing off; applied). However this time when I went to rub it on, the whole sticker broke apart into 6 or so pieces. Is this a normal defect?

Submitted by nursydeb1 on 24th Oct 2012

What do I do. I do not have

What do I do. I do not have my registration card and do not know the numbers that are requested for renewal. I need it by the end of October.

Submitted by nmohammed on 26th Sep 2012

My registration has not

My registration has not arrived in the mail yet, my VIN # 3N1CB51D92L581545 2002 NISSAN SENTRA GXE, what is happening to our DMV System that is supposed to be so trust-worthy, are we having problems with our systems or our Employees just fail to do their work and send out people mails and records in a timely fashion...?

Submitted by nursydeb1 on 24th Oct 2012

I lost my vehicle

I lost my vehicle registration on my 2004 chevy impala and need to renew it. I did not recieve a renewal notice in the mail.