Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration

Registering your car in the state of Pennsylvania is a fairly simple process. Typically, dealerships handle car registration for you, but if you purchase a car from a private seller or are gifted a car in any other way, you must register your car with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). Whether you need to apply for a new car registration, renew or replace an existing one, or change your address or name on your car registration, we're here to help. Read more about each service below:

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance services in Pennsylvania can facilitate the processes involved in many DOT related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new PA vehicle registration, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official Pennsylvania forms and publications, as well as other useful PA resources.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DVS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DVS.

3: Via a DVS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DVS office. Varying DVS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DVS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DVS allows you to make a personal appointment.




New Car Registration

Registering your car in the state of Pennsylvania is a fairly simple process. In Pennsylvania, you must register your car as soon as possible. Read more to get started on registering your car in the state of Pennsylvania.

Renew Car Registration

Is it time to renew your Pennsylvania car registration? We've compiled information and links to help you with renewing your car registration in the state of Pennsylvania. Read more to get started on renewing your car registration.

Replace Car Registration

Should your Pennsylvania car registration get lost, stolen or destroyed, you must replace it as soon as possible. Luckily, we've compiled information and links to speed up this process. Read more to get started on replacing your car registration in the state of Pennsylvania.

Change of Address

If you move to a new residence in Pennsylvania, it's critical that you change the address on your car registration. The process is rather simple. Read more to see how to complete a change of address on your Pennsylvania car registration.

Change of Name

If you change your legal name in the state of Pennsylvania, you must update your name on your car registration. It's important to get started on this as soon as the legal name change is completed. Read more about how to get started with this process in the state of Pennsylvania.

Smog & Emissions Testing

Air pollution is a huge safety issue not only in Pennsylvania but in the United States as a whole. Read more about the legal limits for smog and emissions testing in the state of Pennsylvania by clicking below.