Renew Registration in Pennsylvania

Need to renew your Pennsylvania car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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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.

Renewing Your Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration

Pennsylvania vehicle tag is an easy process, as you are given option of renewing in person, online or via mail.

Pennsylvania allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, make sure to have on hand an emissions inspection certificate (if applicable), license plate number, title number, insurance card and a credit or debit card for the renewal fees.

To renew your registration in person visit here for a list of DVS offices in the state of Pennsylvania. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, an emissions inspection certificate (if applicable) renewal notice and proof of insurance.

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, follow the instructions given on your renewal notice. Be sure to enclose a check or money order for required fees and mail everything to the address listed on the renewal notice.