Stender to Host License Plate Replacement Event on April 25
HARRISBURG – Rep. Michael Stender (R-Northumberland/Montour) today reminded vehicle owners that if their license plate is difficult to read, a replacement plate is available for free. To help facilitate the process to turn in the illegible plate for a new one, Stender is hosting an event on Thursday, April 25. 

The event will be held at the former Sunbury Community Hospital parking lot, Merle Phillips entrance, from 1-3 p.m. Registration is required. To register, call 570-286-5885 or visit

“It’s normal for license plates to wear out over time from weather and age,” said Stender. “While PennDOT offers free replacements for these worn-out plates, the process can be burdensome. This event is all about simplifying the process for vehicle owners.”

If the plate is determined to be illegible, paperwork will be completed for no fee. A new standard replacement plate should arrive in a few weeks at the vehicle owner’s home address. 

According to PennDOT, 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. 

Representative Michael Stender
108th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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