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The letters I, O, Q, and U are not used on current passenger plates, and the letters A and E are not used in the second position. The letter Q has not been used on non-vanity plates since the "Suburban" station wagon plates on the 1960-64 base.

Stickers
11 - white on red
12 - green on white
13 - white on black
14 - red on white
15 - white on blue
16 - black on white
17 - white on green
18 - blue on white
Type Plate Notes Reporter
Passenger JPV-4470 The current base began in September, 1999. All previous bases were replaced by the end of 2002.
FKA-FKZ was not used. Bruce Bufalini notes that vowels (A and E are the only ones used in general issue plates) have not been used in the second position on plates in the Exx series, nor was E used in the second position of the Fxx series, but A was used in the second position of the Fxx series. No repeating first and second letters been used in the Exx or Fxx series, but they were in the Gxx series. This has been a departure from the Dxx series since DAA-DAZ and DDA-DDZ plates were issued. The I series was skipped, so the issue advanced from HZZ to JBA since the letter A is not used in the second position on regular issue plates.

Base low: DAA-0000 Nick Tsilakis

Issuance of the updated visitPA design started on 22 DEC 04. FYC-9994 is the current high in the series before the change, which began at GBA. The current series advanced from GZZ to HBA since the letter A is not used in the second position on regular issue plates.
Ed Angiolillo reports JBP-0441 on 2008-07-18. It was probably a vanity that was made in error with the keystone instead of a hyphen. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that permits vanities to be issued in the normal sequence, but they should appear with a hyphen where the keystone would normally be placed between the letters and numbers, to differentiate them from the normal series.
Colin MG
Non-passenger Plates
Antique 6JB2 This is a new series (Antique Vehicle) that replaces the Antique Historic Car plate. Antique Historic Car plates were produced as high as 00ZW in that format, but it is not known if they went all the way to 99ZZ before the change was made.
Note: The first letter is the series letter.
After reaching Z99Z, the series changed to 0AA0.
Colin MG
Antique Motorcycle Y4C After reaching 99Z, the format changed to AA0. After reaching ZZ9, the format changed to A0A.
John McDevitt
Apportioned AG-20216 Now on visitPA base, starting at AF-50000. Colin MG
Bus BA-72533 No dash on the newer plates, at least as high as BA57627, which was reported by Eric Butler. Now Bus plates are appearing with it again, and they are now on the VisitPA.com base. Bird Man reports BA-59591 with the dash.
Apportioned Bus high: BN-02580 2013-10-08 Ben Maltz
Still on www base.
Colin MG
Classic Car C29668 Original series was 5 digit numeric with New Jersey dies (except for the 20000-21000 range) with room for only 5 digits.
On VisitPA base.
At C29000, dies changed to the regular PA type from the old style that were formerly used on Antique and Classic Car plates.
Bill Stephens
Classic Motorcycle
C
L
0566
purple on white Heather Embee
Collectible Vehicle CV1476 Yellow on black base. These plates are not dated and carry no stickers. Steve Ondik observes that these plates appear mainly on modified (such as drag type) vehicles mostly 20 years old and older. Clayton Moore
Dealer K17-191K From Colin MG: Pennsylvania has used this number pattern for dealer plates since 1971 (xnn-nnn[same x]). Research I've done shows that the Bnn-nnnB series was used first (1971), then Cnn-nnnC (1973), then in 1975 or so, the Ann-nnnA series debuted. I've seen examples of the Ann-nnnA series on the blue-on-yellow base from the late seventies, as well as the bicentennial base. The Dnn-nnnD series has been seen with an 89 sticker. To my knowledge, the Enn-nnnE series was not issued. The Fnn-nnnF series covered the blue "Keystone State" bases, and I don't see any evidence that the Gnn-nnnG series was issued. Hnn-nnnH was used on state.pa.us plates, and Jnn-nnnJ was on both state.pa.us and visitPA. Knn-nnnk, current as of the start of 2014, is obviously on visitPA. Inn-nnnI could not have been issued as Pennsylvania doesn't allow I's to be put onto non-vanities. Colin MG
Dealer - Multi Purpose MP4381D Still on www base. John McDevitt
Emergency Vehicle EV-69001 Plates issued to Fire Departments and EMS services. Descendent of the Fire Dept. Plate, which was retired in the early 70s.
After being white on red since the 80s, this plate is now on the visitpa.com base with red embossed lettering. Earlier plates in the red on white format have been replaced by the new version, which also serves as a replacement for the former Fire Department plate.
The new style seems to have started at EV-50000. The high on the previous type was only around EV-30011, however, EV-31053 was reported on the new format. The lower series is reserved for non-fire department apparatus, such as private ambulance companies. The higher series is for municipal departments.
Jay Hughes
Farm Truck FM-7502C Still on www base. Heather Embee
Fire Department FD-29401 Fire Department plates have been recalled by PennDOT and have been replaced by the newer style Emergency Vehicle plates. John McDevitt
Limousine LM-28177 Now on visitPA base Jay Hughes
Mass Transit
M
T
45031
Now on the visitPA base. Changeover happened at M/T 40000. Also this marks the return of the stacked MT prefix which was absent in the series between MT-36000 and MT-39999. Creighton Rabs
Moped BX828 The series on www base started at BA000, switched to visitPA base at BN000. Heather Embee
Motor Home HH-42839 Now on visitPA base with keystone separator in place of dash separator.
Colin MG
Motorcycle P8748 After ZZZ99, 0000A.
John McDevitt reports PennDOT released a redesigned regular motorcycle series to promote safety with the wording "LiveFreeRideAlive.com" along the bottom. It appears to have started at 8000L. Many of the original style plates are yet to be issued, and they will be issued until they run out.
As of April 2012, Bill Stephens reports that the latest issues no longer have "LiveFreeRideAlive.com" on bottom - back to plain "MC" on bottom. The first of this type reported to us is 8356V.
David R. Wilson
Motorcycle - Dealer 932C MCD at bottom
The alpha character is the last to advance, i.e., 000A-999A, 000B-999B, etc.
Chris Scott
Municipal MG-1963H Issued to police cars and municipal vehicles.
Bill Jester advises that the series progressed from MG-00000 to MG-0000A. The 00000-MG series is for municipal trucks and trailers only. Both types are issued as singles.
Heather Embee
Municipal - Motorcycle MG81B These plates are usually found on police motorcycles. Bruce Bufalini
Official 35261-PA "Official Use" is the legend on the plate.
Used on vehicles owned by the Commonwealth.
Pickup trucks, like cars, also use the nnnnn-PA series and also are issued in pairs.
Commercial trucks and trailers use the PA-nnnnX series and are issued singles.
Truck/Trailer series: PA-7509A 2014-02-11 Colin MG
Heather Embee
Omnibus OB-78984 On the new visitPA base. John McDevitt speculates a changeover at OB-69000.
Mike Demes
Penn State (Official Use) A42-81P Official Plate issued to Penn State University owned vehicles. Plate looks similar to standard PA Official plates with a dark blue base and white characters. These plates are issued in pairs. Penn State official plates use the large "outline" keystone separator that was used on the 1977 passenger base. Bill Stephens
Permanent Trailer PT-3039Y Changed to the visitPA base at PT-0000L.
PT-1953A reported as a low by Jordan Irazabal.
Creighton Rabs
Person with Disability
48350
P
D
NEW
Now on the visitPA base. Before all of the P/D nnnnZ series were issued, the format changed to the reversed numeric series with the P/D suffix for a short time (Nick Tsilakis reports 00022 P/D from the short period when a few of these were first seen), but the P/D prefix in the Z series returned until it was used up.
Bruce Bufalini reports a low of P/D 0045A.
Disabled Person Motorcycle - PD-P71D

We observed a jump between sightings of 32068 P/D and 39211 P/D in less than one month.
Jay Hughes
Press Photographer PP799 Press Photographer license plates are issued to full-time newspaper, newsreel and television photographers. "PP" appears in small letters inside a "Keystone" to the left of the numbers. Still on the www base. Front and rear plates issued for this type. Colin MG
Repair Towing RT-62897 Issued to mechanics and towing companies. On the visitPA.com base.
Heather Embee
Repossessor RE-06206 Heather Embee
Salvage Yard WL-25687 Now on the VisitPA base, probably starting at WL-23000. Colin MG
School Bus SC-66996 Now on the VisitPA base Creighton Rabs
School Vehicle SV-21259 Now on the VisitPA base
The Keystone separator was not used earlier, but it is back. SV19468 did not have it, but since about SV-19750 does have it.
School Vehicle plate issued to private school bus companies for use on small passenger vehicles (like vans, etc.) for the use of transporting school children. Public school districts put municipal tags on vehicles they own that meet this criteria.
Bill Stephens
Special Mobile A125-SME Not yet on the VisitPA base.
Used mainly for heavy construction equipment that doesn't fall in the "Truck" category.
Original series was SME-123A.
Heather Embee
Taxi TX-48816 Now on the VisitPA base. Change suspected at TX-46000. Jay Hughes
Temple University
(Official Use)
T0246U Official Plate issued to Temple University owned vehicles. Plate has a dark red base with white characters. Eric Butler
Temporary 2478-619 Colin MG
Trailer XHW-2194 Upon reaching XZ-99999, a new series began at XBA-0000. The XA- series will not be used. Bill Stephens reports that the VisitPA base on trailer plates started at XCA-0000. Following the practice of not using vowels in the center position, the XE- series was skipped. Bill Stephens
Transporter DT-30917 Plate used for transporting vehicles between dealers and customers and other dealers. Now on VisitPA base. Jay Embee
Truck ZGB-0781 As of March 2011, Pennsylvania has finally run out of the Yxx-nnnn truck series after nearly 12 years. The traditional format for Truck plates in PA would have been to reverse to nnnn-YAA, but the series instead advanced to ZBB-nnnn. True to PennDOT practice, the middle "A" was skipped.
ZE- series skipped.
Colin MG
University of Pittsburgh (Official Use) U1251P Bruce Bufalini
Specialty Plates
Blue Lodge
M
B
12537
Now on visitPA base. Bruce Bufalini spotted the lowest, M/B 00001. Heather Embee
Breast Cancer
B
C
04281
Pa Breast Cancer Coalition
Colin MG
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
C
M
00381
C/M 00002 is the low seen by Kit. Bruce Bufalini
Choose Life
01224
C
L
Michael Buglak
Civil Air Patrol
00019
C
P
Heather Embee
Coast Guard Auxiliary
00220
A
X
Ed Angiolillo
D.A.R.E.
D
A
0J33
The format 0A00 series follows the 00A0 through 99Z9 series. The current high is the new style for this type. Jay Hughes
Donate Life
D
N
02082
Heather Embee
Drexel University
D
U
41634
www base Jordan Irazabal
Ducks Unlimited
D
U
01800
www base Steve Ondik
Duquesne University
D
U
22103
Number series probably started at 20000 on the www base Tom Perri
Elizabethtown College
E
C
01105
Heather Embee
Emergency Medical Services
E
M
07540
E/M 00003 reported as a low by Tom Perri. Ed Angiolillo
Fire Fighter ff 38572 "FF" prefix is inside a Maltese cross. FF 35976 is the highest reported on the www base. The change to visitPA came at FF 360nn.
FF 00032 reported as a low by Jordan Irazabal.
Eric Butler
Flagship Niagara
F
N
958V
Progression: 0000 - 9999, 000A - 999A,
000B - 999B, etc. Plate was discontinued in 2/97 due to visibility issues.
John McDevitt
Flyers' Wives Charities
F
L
01541
Colin MG
Franklin and Marshall College
00120
F
M
On the newest base Steve Ondik
Fraternal Order of Police
F
P
20069
Now on the visitpa.com base
There is also a FOP Survivor plate that is separate from the regular FOP series. This is for surviving spouses or children. F/P is at the end on there.
High: 00011F/P 2014-05-09 Heather Embee
Colin MG
Friends of Valley Forge Park
00027
V
F
Specialty tag to support Valley Forge National Park.
Low - 00001 V/F
Ed Angiolillo
Gold Star Family
G
S
F
0466
These plates are issued to desiring families of those killed in combat.
Jordan Irazabal
Hearing Impaired HE-03061 Seen on PAPL8S.com Heather Embee
Korean War Veteran
K
V
02715
Heather Embee
LaSalle University
L
U
00445
LaSalle University and Lehigh University (listed below) both use L/U, but LaSalle has it in the prefix position, while Lehigh has it in the suffix position. Tom Perri
Lebanon Valley College
L
V
01171
Series started at L/V 00000. Still on www base.
L/V 00002 remade onto the visitPA.com base
Remakes from the www base to the visitPA.com base are available on older numbers.
Tom Perri
Legislator (RET)
P
A
186
Heather Embee
Lehigh University
02194
L
U
On VisitPA base. Jordan Irazabal
Lions International
L
I
00817
Colin MG
Mansfield University
M
U
40232
Now on the VisitPA base
Numbers appeared to begin at 40000 on the current base.
Jordan Irazabal
National Greyhound Adopt. Prog.
G
H
01641
Eric Butler reported the first plate of this type, G/H 00000. Jordan Irazabal
National Guard
N
G
3762
Heather Embee
Notre Dame Alumni Association
02466
N
D
Jordan Irazabal
Order of Elks
O
E
20320
Heather Embee
Otter
R
C
5M34
Progression for DARE, Otter, and Railroad plates: 0000 - 9999, 000A - 999A, 000B - 999B, etc. and up to 999Z, then 00A0 - 999A9, 00B0 - 99B9, etc. and up to 99Z9, after which the format will be 0A00. Bill Stephens
Owl
W
R
7188R
Progression: 00000 - 99999, 0000A - 9999A, 0000B - 9999B, etc. and now up to the R suffix. O suffix was not used. Owl plates are no longer being issued, but they are still being renewed.
Jordan Irazabal reports W/R 00016 as a low.
Bob Brawley
PA State Nurses Association
R
N
00107
Jordan Irazabal
Pearl Harbor Survivor
P
H
S0339
Embossed
White background with "DECEMBER 7, 1941" in red at top, state name at red at bottom, "PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR" in three stacked horizontal lines at the left in blue, and the stacked "P/H" followed by a small vertically centered "S" and then the registration number in blue.
Bill Stephens
Penn State Alumni
P
S
28670
PSU Alumni Assoc. plates changed to visitpa.com base around PS250nn; new plates have Penn State shield in blue. Heather Embee
Penn State University
10362
P
S
Started at 10000 P/S.
The bottom reads PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, and has the Nittany Lion logo. Not to be confused with the PENN STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION plate which has the Penn State shield logo, this one directly benefits the university. The one-time fee is $179, compared to a standard special-fund plate at $35 one-time or a vanity at $20 one-time.
Steve Ondik
Philadelphia Eagles
00431
E
P
Jordan Irazabal
Prisoner Of War POW-T80 The POW plate is another type that uses the large 1977 "outline" keystone separator.
Steve Ondik
Professional Firefighter
P
F
05592
Current base
There are two different blocks of numbers for these plates. The lower block of numbers has the legend "INTL ASSN FIRE FIGHTERS" in the yellow bar across the bottom, and the IAFF logo in red with black letters to the left of the P/F serial.
The second block of numbers, apparently starting at P/F 20000, is similar in design, but the legend across the bottom is "PHILA FIRE FIGHTERS' UNION" with a similar logo to the other plate in the same position, but with "22" (for Local 22) in the center, and "LOCAL, PHILA, IAFF, and FIRE" appearing in the Maltese Cross logo.
The stacked P/F on both types is screened, but the numbers are embossed. Our thanks to Bill Stephens for this information.
Local 22 series high - P/F 23097
Steve Ondik
Purdue University
00090
P
C
Newest base Tom Perri
Purple Heart
P
H
09050
Jordan Irazabal
Railroad
R
R
4D91
Steve Noll
Seton Hall University
S
H
00060
Heather Embee
Shriners
S
P
00311
Jordan Irazabal reports S/P00003 as a low. Jay Embee
St. Joseph's University
S
J
01585
www base
Ed Angiolillo reports seeing S/J00267 with the full-color school logo screened on and no longer on the www base. Reissue?
Steve Ondik
Steel Worker
S
W
05485
Heather Embee
Street Rod
6379
S
R
Bruce Bufalini
Temple University
T
U
40621
Now on the VisitPA base Colin MG
Tiger
P
Z
Z811A
Progression: 0000 - 9999, 000A - 999Z, 00A0 - 99Z9, 0A00 - 9Z99, A000A - A999Z, B000A - B999Z, etc.

Very rare O used on this plate (was not mistaken for a 0 being that PA dies have the letters slightly smaller than numbers)

Low - PZ0002 spotted by Tom Perri
Bill Stephens
U.S. Armed Forces Retired
D
D
04053
Tom Perri
Univ Mich Alumni
U
M
00291
Tom Perri
University of Delaware
U
D
00533
Tom Perri
University of Pennsylvania
U
P
04323
Issued to Penn alumni as a special-fund plate. Bill Stephens
University of Pittsburgh
U
P
04750
Newest base Colin MG
Veteran
01998
U
S
New plate series on visitpa.com base; full color US Flag to left of plate, with "US" stacked to the right of the numbers. Colin MG
Veteran - Disabled DV-35766 Both types of Disabled Veteran plates have gone through several changes, so tracking them is difficult.

Bluish purple on white. DV is unstacked. No wheelchair symbol.

From John McDevitt:

FORMAT 1: DV-0000 to DV-9999
PENNSYLVANIA on top; DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, condensed legend font, 2 sticker wells on top left and right.

FORMAT 2: DV-10000 to a point between DV-18999 and DV-21999, PENNSYLVANIA on top; DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, condensed legend font, 2 sticker wells on top left and right.

FORMAT 3: From a point between DV-19000 and DV22000 to DV-24999, PENNSYLVANIA on top; DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, condensed legend font, sticker well bottom left.

FORMAT 4: From DV-25000 to DV-27999, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom; DISABLED VETERAN on top, condensed legend font, sticker well bottom left.

FORMAT 5: D/V28000 to D/V28999, Stacked prefix, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom; DISABLED VETERAN on top, wide legend font, sticker well bottom left.

FORMAT 6: DV-29000 to current high
PENNSYLVANIA on bottom DISABLED VETERAN on top, wide legend font, sticker well bottom left.
Jordan Irazabal
Veteran - Severely Disabled
D
V
92789
Both types of Disabled Veteran plates have gone through several changes, so tracking them is difficult.

Bluish purple on white. This type is for severe disability, and has the D/V stacked, as well as a handicapped symbol. The D/V before the numbers and DISABLED VETERAN at the bottom of the plate are screened.

From John McDevitt:

D/V80000 - D/V86999 has the state name in blue at the top, and DISABLED VETERAN in red at the bottom.
D/V87000 - current has DISABLED VETERAN in red at the top, and the state name in blue on the bottom.
Some older plates without the handicapped symbol exist in the unstacked format with numbers in the 40000 range, but not much is known about them.

From Creighton Rabs: It appears as though Pennsylvania is in the new base in blue on top in the current issue in a dark blue background.. the D/V is screened while the numbers are standard PA issue, both in the same dark blue as the state name. Not sure when this particular changeover took place.
Bill Stephens
Veterans of Foreign Wars
F
W
05158
Jordan Irazabal
Vietnam Veterans of America
V
N
06889
Newest base Steve Ondik
Vietnam War Veteran
V
W
08202
Heather Embee
Villanova University
00330
V
U
Jordan Irazabal
Virginia Tech
00274
V
T
00001 V/T reported as a low. Brendan S.
We The People
U
S
04616
Special issue from 1987 commemorating the bicentennial of the US Constitution. Carl
West Chester University
W
C
20346
Appears number series started at 20000, on visitPA base
Tom Perri
West Point Alumni
W
P
1075
Heather Embee
World War II Vet
W
W
03015
Jordan Irazabal
WVU Alumni Association
W
V
01562
West Virginia University Alumni Association, on visitPA base Jordan Irazabal
York College
01117
Y
C
Heather Embee
Inactive Series
Passenger - 7-digit blue CEG-3865 Bruce Bufalini
Passenger - You've Got A Friend RWP-255 Jeff Ellis