Illegible License Plate Event to be Held at Sen. Hutchinson’s Warren Office June 12

One of the peeling license plates that was brought to AAA Warren for a legibility event on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

WARREN, Pa. – State Sen. Scott Hutchinson will hold an illegible license plate event on June 12 at his Warren office on Route 6 in Starbrick.

The free event will take place from 4 – 6 p.m. at 22045 Route 6 (the Warren County Visitors Bureau office) and will be held in partnership with local police. Motorists whose license plates are peeling can have the plate inspected and the proper forms filled out to get a free replacement.

In the years following PennDOT’s decision to stop issuing registration renewal stickers, the agency had a run of plates that have been susceptible to peeling and other issues that make the plate illegible.

According to PennDOT, “A registration plate is deemed illegible when one or more numbers or letters cannot be recognized from 50 feet or if the registration plate shows any blistering, peeling, discoloration or loss of reflectivity.”