Apr. 19, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Butler/Lawrence) is reminding residents that his upcoming event, which will help drivers replace illegible and damaged license plates, will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Wurtemburg-Perry Volunteer Fire Department, 425 Portersville Road, Ellwood City.

“I am hosting this event to help make the license plate replacement process as quick and convenient as possible,” said Bernstine. “A law enforcement official will be on hand to inspect plates and determine the need for replacement.”

A registration plate is deemed illegible when one or more numbers or letters cannot be recognized from 50 feet or if the registration plate shows any blistering, peeling, discoloration or loss of reflectivity.

Drivers must bring along their unexpired Pennsylvania driver’s license and current vehicle registration card. Specialty plates such as those for veterans, PA zoos, college alumni, etc. cannot be processed at these events.

Once submitted to PennDOT, the new replacement plates should arrive in approximately two weeks. There is no fee for the plate replacement or this service.

Bernstine tells residents who are unable to attend, he will be hosting another Hard-to-Read License Plate Event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Prospect Boro/Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, located at 373 Main St., Prospect.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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