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Replacing a Lost Registration in Pennsylvania

Lost or Stolen Registration Cards

Replacing your registration cards in Pennsylvania can be done in person or by mail. You'll need to complete Application for Duplicate Registration Card (Form MV-44). If you apply in person at your local Messenger Service, Notary Public, or Issuing Agent you'll need to present your driver's license or photo ID. If mailing, submit a copy of your license.

The fee for a replacement registration is $6; cards requested at the time of registration, transfer, or renewal are $2 each.

If your registration cards have been stolen, you'll need to report it to local law enforcement before making application for replacements, then submit a copy of that report with your application.

Submit the form by mail to:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    1101 South Front St
    Harrisburg, PA 17104

NOTE: There are no fees for replacement cards if you didn't receive your registration within 90 days of the original application. When you complete the application, you'll need to have your statement of non-receipt notarized.

Lost or Stolen Tags

Replacing lost tags is almost the same process; there's just a different fee. Complete the same Form MV-44, Application for Duplicate Registration Card (Form MV-44). If applying in person at your local Messenger Service, Notary Public, or Issuing Agent present your driver's license or photo ID. If mailing the application, submit a copy of your license.

The fee for a replacement license plate is $11 and to replace just the registration sticker is $6.

If your tag has been stolen, report it to local law enforcement before making application for a replacement, then submit a copy of that report with your application.

Submit the form by mail to:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    1101 South Front St
    Harrisburg, PA 17104

No fees apply if you did not receive your tags within 90 days of the original application. When you complete the application, you'll need to have your statement of non-receipt notarized.

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