Gov. Shapiro unveils new PA license plate design, ‘Welcome to Pennsylvania’ highway signs

Governor Josh Shapiro unveiled today new Pennsylvania license plates and “Welcome to Pennsylvania” highway signs to celebrate Pennsylvania as the birthplace of America and highlight the state’s leading role in the celebrations of the United States in 2026.

The new designs are part of the “Pennsylvania: The Great American Getaway” brand, Shapiro’s office said.

“Pennsylvania is the birthplace of our democracy, and as Governor, I have been focused on advancing real freedom across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “With all eyes on Pennsylvania as we prepare to host our country’s 250th birthday in 2026, our new license plates and welcome signs will celebrate the best of what the Commonwealth has to offer and show the country why Pennsylvania is the Great American Getaway and the birthplace of American freedom.”

The new welcome signs are installed at state-border entry points. The first eight signs have been installed on U.S. 15 in Adams County; I-295 in Bucks County; I-90/the Ohio line in Erie County; I-70 in Fulton County; I-80 in Monroe County; Route 449 in Potter County; I-81 in Susquehanna County; and Route 1015 in Tioga County. Another 29 signs will be installed in the coming months.

Pennsylvanians can sign up to receive an email update when the new license plates are ready to order in spring 2025. When the plates become available, an email will be sent explaining how vehicle owners can request one for their vehicle from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Militaryspecial organizationspecial fund, and specialty plates without legislatively mandated designs will also be updated with the new design.

To sign up for updates on Pennsylvania’s new license plate, you can click here.

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