Pennsylvania Vehicle, Insurance, Inspection and Emissions
Vehicles registered in the State of Pennsylvania must be renewed
every year. You must provide the Department of Transportation with
valid and current insurance information to receive this registration.
You should receive a new vehicle registration form in the mail approximately
2 months before the current registration expires. After you have
mailed a check to PENNDOT and provided the proper insurance information,
you will receive a sticker to attach to your license plate, along
with a new owner’s card that must be kept with the vehicle
at all times. You will be required to provide this registration
card at the time you receive a ticket or you have a motor vehicle
accident. To get further information on the vehicle registration
process, or to register your vehicle on line, go to https://www.dot3.state.pa.us/motor_vehicle/index.shtml
To receive a valid vehicle registration in the State of Pennsylvania,
you must provide proof of insurance. You may provide at the time
of a vehicle purchase an original or faxed copy of a valid insurance
card. This insurance card contains the name of the vehicle owner,
the insurance policy number, and the effective dates of the insurance
YOU MUST HAVE INSURANCE TO DRIVE IN THE
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.
For more information on the insurance regulations, go to http://www.ins.state.pa.us/ins/cwp/view.asp?a=1282&q=525003.
Vehicles in the State of Pennsylvania require a vehicle and emissions
inspection once a year. Service stations in your area can provide
this service. The fees for this service vary from station to station,
so price shop to get the best deal. All of the requirements and
regulations can be found at http://www.drivecleanpa.state.pa.us/drivecleanpa/archive/brochure.pdf.