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Cabinet

This designation is no longer in use.  Historically numbers 3 to 23 were reserved for cabinet level positions.   This designation appears to no longer be the case; however, numbers below 10 are still considered to be under the control of the Governor.

 

Commonwealth Court (1999)

FORMAT 1: 

C
C

 0

Commonwealth Coat of Arms riveted to plate.

from Tom Perri


from Tom Perri


 

   

No

 

FORMAT 2: 

C
C

 J 00

Commonwealth Coat of Arms riveted to plate.

from Tom Perri

     

 

Governor

Plate type not in use.  The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania no longer use plates # 1 and 2 as was done some years ago; however, it is likely that these numbers are kept in reserve.

 

Lt. Governor

Plate not in use.  The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania no longer use plates # 1 and 2 as was done some years ago; however, it is likely that these numbers are kept in reserve.

 

Retired Legislator

LEGISLATOR (RET.)

FORMAT: 

P
A

 000

Earliest plate sighting (9/2004) by Ned Flynn was P/A 098.  The numbers appear to correspond to legislative districts.

 

from Eric Conner


from Bruce Bufalini


from Eric Conner



from Colin M.


from Jordan Irazabal

 

Fax rendering


Fax rendering

No

 

Retired Senator

The PA over-50 Senatorial plates were for retired senators. This was before the actual Retired Senator plates came out in early in 2009.

FORMAT 1:

PA

51 -

PA

 99

PA within a keystone, on www passenger base, no embossed tag legend.  These may have been issued prior to, or concurrently with plates with the embossed SENATOR plate legend.

from Tom Perri

    No

 

FORMAT 2:

PA

51 -

PA

 99

PA within a keystone, on www passenger base, with the embossed SENATOR legend.  These may have been issued concurrently with or after plates with the state website legend.

from Nick Tsilakis

     

FORMAT 3:

51

PA  -

99

 PA

Number 51 to 99 followed by PA within a keystone, on www passenger base with the embossed SENATOR legend.  These may have been issued concurrently with or after plates with the state website legend.

from Eric Conner

     

FORMAT 4

 000

R
S

On visitPA base keystone within a keystone with Retired Senator along the bottom.  Type added 6/11/2009

from Bill Ceravola


from Tom Perri

& Jordan Irazabal

   

 

State Officials and Dignitaries

 

FORMAT:  24 - 999; A0 - Z9; 0A - 9Z This historical designation is no longer in use.     No

 

State Representative

Plate History Link

FORMAT 1:

HR

1 -

HR

 203

Plate number corresponds to legislative district from 1 to 203.  Prefix and suffix placement of the HR allows for two vehicles to be registered.



 

 

  No

FORMAT 2:

HR

1 -

HR

 203

Wide REPRESENTATIVE font.  Some plates were produced with this variation.

from Tom Perri


from Nick Tsilakis

     

FORMAT 3:

 1

HR

 - 203

HR

It is unknown if the wide tag legend font seen in Format 2 above is used with the HR designator in the suffix position.

1-digit Format 3

image needed



 

     

FORMAT 4:

HR

1 -

HR

 203

On visitPA base with narrow REPRESENTATIVE font.

from Tom Perri


from Tom Perri

     

FORMAT 5:

 1

HR

 - 203

HR

On visitPA base with narrow REPRESENTATIVE font.

1 & 2 digit Format 5 image needed


from Colin M.

     

 

State Senator

Plate History Link

FORMAT 1:

PA

1 -

PA

 50

Plate number corresponds to senatorial district from 1 to 50.  Prefix and suffix placement allows for two vehicles to be registered.


from Jake Vincent


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image added 4/15

  No

FORMAT 2:

PA

1 -

PA

 50

with wide spacing between PA and the number.


from Nick Tsilakis

 

   

FORMAT 3:

 1

PA

 - 50

PA

Reversed format


 

 

 

 

FORMAT 4:

 1

PA

 - 50

PA

With wide spacing between the number and PA.

from Eric Conner

 

 

 

FORMAT 5:

PA

1 -

PA

 50

On visitPA base. 

from Eric Conner


from Tom Perri


2-digit Format 5

image needed

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 6:

 1

PA

 - 50

PA

On the visitPA base is likely to exist as well.

 

Images needed

 

 

 

 

Superior Court

Plate History Link

This plate type has an interesting history; it is unknown when the plate type was first issued, but I saw one in 1997 unfortunately no picture.  That plate was yellow on blue and had SUPR as a prefix followed by a one or two-digit number like 4 or 04.  Then in September of 1999 the plates were reissued on the www base.  Plate were reissued on a number for number basis using the same format as the previous issue.  Then in February 2002 the plates were redesigned and reissued in the current format.  It is unknown how many of these plates are in use, but the series is reserved from S/C01 to S/C30.

FORMAT 1:

S
C

 00 


from Ned Flynn


from Tom Perri


from Tom Perri

   

No

 

FORMAT 2:

S
C

PJ1

President Judge

from Ned Flynn

edited by Jim Moini

     

 

Supreme Court

Plate History Link

FORMAT 1: SCJ1 - SCJ25

Pennsylvania on top, Supreme Court embossed on bottom.

 

anonymous contributor

    No
FORMAT 2: 1SCJ - 25SCJ

No Format 2 plates are believed to be in use.

 

     

 

U.S. Congress

Plate History Link

FORMAT 1:

U

S

C

   1 -   

U

S

C

   19

from Tom Perri

& Jordan Irazabal


Fax rendering


from Bill Ceravola

 

  No

FORMAT 1A: same as above without spacing between prefix and number.

Image(s) needed

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 2:

1    

U

S

C

 19    

U

S

C

Number corresponds to congressional district.  Prefix and suffix placement allows for two vehicles to be registered.

from Tom Perri

& Jordan Irazabal


Fax rendering

 

 

 

FORMAT 2A: same as above without spacing between number and suffix.

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senate

Plate History Link

FORMAT 1:

U

S

S

 1 -   

U

S

S

 2

No U.S. Senator plates are currently in use.

Fax rendering

 

 

No

FORMAT 2:

1

U

S

 S

 -  2

U

S

S

Prefix and suffix placement allows for two vehicles to be registered.

Fax rendering

 

   

 

 

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