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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

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.

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Bruce Bufalini

from Eric Conner

 

 

from Colin M.

from Jordan Irazabal

 

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

Vehicle Code Reference

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

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.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

1 & 2 digit Format 5

image needed

 

from Colin M.

 

 

 

State Senator

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.

 

 

 

 

No

FORMAT 2:

PA

1 -

PA

 50

with wide spacing between PA and the number.

 

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

FORMAT 3:

 1

PA

 - 50

PA

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

Images needed

 

 

 

Superior Court

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

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

FORMAT 1:

U

S

C

   1 -   

U

S

C

   19

from Tom Perri & Jordan Irazabal

Fax rendering above

from Bill Ceravola

 

 

No

 

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

 

 

 

 

   

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.

Vehicle Code Reference

from Tom Perri & Jordan Irazabal

Fax rendering above

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senate

FORMAT 1:

U

S

S

 1 -   

U

S

S

 2

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

Fax rendering above

 

 

No

FORMAT 2:

1

U

S

 S

 -  2

U

S

S

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

Vehicle Code Reference

Fax rendering above

 

 

 

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