Monday, July 15, 2013

Pennsylvania Mulls Eliminating Registration Stickers

A recent article on CBS Philly entitled "Pennsylvania Mulls Eliminating Registration Stickers" adds an interesting perspective to the trend to make vehicle documentation services (titles and registration) electronic.

PennDOT is working with the state legislature and law enforcement to eliminate the need for physical registration stickers on PA license plates. This would cut down on mailing and printing costs for the state. The last line of the article makes the key point:
[Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch] says if PennDOT doesn't have to mail out stickers, motorists would be able to renew registrations entirely online.
Electronic services such as Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) programs and online (paperless) vehicle registration improve efficiencies for the state, lenders, dealers, and vehicle owners. For more details on Pennsylvania's ELT program, visit