Reminder: PennDOT Apportioned Registration At Farm Show Complex Until June 7


PennDOT has relocated Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex (2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110) for Apportioned Registration in 2024. The registration period began on May 20 and will remain available at the Farm Show Complex until June 7, 2024. PennDOT is operating the Apportioned Renewal service in the Small Arena which is in the rear of the complex.

Apportioned Registration Overview

Pennsylvania is a member of the International Registration Plan (IRP) which is a registration reciprocity agreement among jurisdictions of the United States and Canada. The agreement provides for registration fee payments on the basis of fleet distance operated in various jurisdictions.

The unique feature of this plan is that even though registration fees are paid to various jurisdictions where fleet vehicles are operated, only one registration plate and cab card are issued for each fleet vehicle when registered under the plan

The fundamental principle of the Plan is to promote and encourage the fullest possible use of the highway system by authorizing apportioned registration of fleet vehicles and recognition by each member jurisdiction of the vehicles apportioned by other member jurisdictions, thus contributing to the economic and social development and growth of the member jurisdictions

You must register your vehicle(s) apportionately if the vehicle(s) travels or is intended for travel in two or more of the member jurisdictions and is used for the transportation of persons for hire or is designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property, and:

  • is a power unit having a gross or registered weight in excess of 26,000 pounds, or
  • is a power unit having three or more axles regardless of weight, or
  • is used in combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.

Vehicles or combinations, having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less and two axle vehicles, may be apportioned at the option of the registrant.

Staggered Apportioned Registration (starting in 2024)

Act 90 of 2022 was signed into law on July 11, 2022, amending section 1309.1 of Title 75, the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Apportioned Registration Renewal. The legislation directs the Department to establish a system of staggered apportioned registration renewal in a manner that apportioned registration will expire in no less than four periods throughout the year. To implement and maintain the staggered apportioned registration system, the Department may prorate annual apportioned registration fees. The signing of this bill allows current apportioned registrants with a fleet expiration date in the month of May the option to change their fleet expiration date to a different month of the year.

This option to change your fleet expiration date will become available during the 2024-2025 apportioned registration renewal year. The request to change your fleet expiration month must be indicated on your 2024-2025 apportioned renewal application. Your fleet expiration month will be updated during the processing of your renewal supplement and your new fleet expiration will be indicated on your renewal invoice and your 2024-2025 cab cards.

Please note that this is a one-time option. Once a new expiration month is selected the fleet expiration month cannot be changed thereafter.  Also, this option is only available during the 2024-2025 renewal period. Your fleet expiration month cannot be changed after your renewal supplement has been processed.

Please be advised that changing your fleet expiration month will result in a prorated invoice. Depending on the new fleet expiration month selected your renewal invoice will be prorated between six (6) and seventeen (17) months.  Based on the new expiry month selected you may be required to renew your fleet twice in the initial year of the change, or your prorated invoice may be greater than twelve (12) months resulting in an increased invoice amount. Subsequent renewal periods after the initial change will resume the standard twelve (12) month billing cycle. The following scenarios will help explain how this optional change of renewal expiration month may impact your renewal process.

Scenario #1

A registrant with May 2024 fleet expiration elects November as their new fleet expiration.

  • The registrant shall be billed 6 months registration fees to be paid by May 31, 2024.
  • The fleet registration period will be June 1, 2024 to November 30, 2024 (6 months).
  • The registrant shall receive a renewal notice in August 2024 for the December 1, 2024 to November 30, 2025 renewal cycle.  Payment will be due by December 1, 2024.
  • The fleet will continue this December 1st to November 30th 12-month cycle thereafter.

Scenario #2

A registrant with May 2024 fleet expiration elects March as their new fleet expiration.

  • The registrant shall be billed 10 months registration fees to be paid by May 31, 2024.
  • The fleet registration period will be June 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 (10 months).
  • The registrant shall receive a renewal notice in December 2024 for the April 1, 2025 to March 31, 2026 renewal cycle. Payment will be due by March 31, 2025.
  • The fleet will continue this April 1st to March 31st 12-month cycle thereafter.

Scenario #3

A registrant with May 2024 fleet expiration elects October as their new fleet expiration.

  • The registrant shall be billed 17 months registration fees to be paid by May 31, 2024.
  • The fleet registration period will be June 1, 2024 to October 31, 2025 (17 months).
  • The registrant shall receive a renewal notice in July 2025 for the November 1, 2025 to October 31, 2026 renewal cycle.  Payment will be due by October 31, 2025.
  • The fleet will continue this November 1st to October 31st 12-month cycle thereafter.

The table below lists the prorated billing cycles for the 2024-2025 registration year. Please note the fleet expiration date and the number of months invoiced for each fleet expiration month. It is recommended that you use this table to consider the financial impact when selecting a new fleet expiration month.

Fleet Expiration Month Options # Of Months Invoiced Fleet Renewal Expiration Date # Of Months on next Invoice Due Date
November 6 11/30/2024 12
December 7 12/31/2024 12
January 8 1/31/2025 12
February 9 2/28/2025 12
March 10 3/31/2025 12
April 11 4/30/2025 12
June 13 6/30/2025 12
July 14 7/31/2025 12
August 15 8/31/2025 12
September 16 9/30/2025 12
October 17 10/31/2025 12

PennDOT has an estimator for the registrant to get an estimate of what their cost could be based on your previous inventory. Please use this link to the Staggered Apportioned Registration EstimatorOpens In A New Window. The Staggered Apportioned Registration Fee Estimator is for informational purposes only. The estimated staggered amount is not your actual Apportioned Registration fee. The Fee Estimator’s purpose is to illustrate the financial impact if you choose to change your Apportioned Registration Expiration Date.