PennDOT Introduces Online Service to Check Availability of Personalized Plates

Jan 15, 2010, 11:21 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drivers can now go online to check the availability of personalized license plates before submitting an application to PennDOT.

"Pennsylvanians have requested that the option to check personalized license plate availability be added to our increasing list of online driver and vehicle services," said Kurt J. Myers, PennDOT's deputy secretary for safety administration. "We are listening to our customers and are pleased to add this online service."

To check availability, visit, select the "Online Driver and Vehicle Services" link on the left-hand navigation bar. Then, choose "Personalized Vanity Plate Availability."

Individuals may apply for a personalized license plate by completing Form MV-904, "Application for Special Registration Plate." There is a one-time application fee of $20.

There are approximately 276,000 personalized plates in use across Pennsylvania.

PennDOT's online driver and vehicle services are always available and include driver's license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewal; driver-history services; change of address; and exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

Media contact: Danielle E. Klinger, 717-787-0485

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation