Matzie to host July 19 license plate replacement event

MONACA, July 8 – State Rep. Rob Matzie will host a license plate replacement event on Friday, July 19 to help motorists learn whether they need a new license plate and, if so, to help them apply for a free replacement.

Matzie, D-Beaver, said the event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 19 in the parking lot of the Community College of Beaver County Dome, located on Campus Drive.

“We’re teaming with local police to help folks address an important but sometimes overlooked issue,” Matzie said. “State law prohibits driving with a license plate that is illegible – meaning that it’s blistered, peeling or discolored; has lost reflectivity; or has at least one number or letter that can’t be recognized from 50 feet away. Plates with any of these problems qualify for free replacement, and our event will make the whole process easier.

“I encourage anyone who suspects their plate might qualify for replacement to stop by.”

Matzie said motorists must bring their unexpired PA driver’s license and current vehicle registration card in order to apply for a replacement plate.

The new plates will not be distributed at the event. Matzie said that after PennDOT has processed the applications, his office will notify motorists that it is time to pick up their new plates and surrender their old ones.

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