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67 Pa. Code § 47.4. Validating stickers.

§ 47.4. Validating stickers.

 (Editor’s Note: The act of November 25, 2013 (P. L. 974, No. 89) amended 75 Pa.C.S. §  1332(d) (relating to display of registration plate) as follows: ‘‘Validating registration stickers shall not be issued or required to be displayed.’’ The amendment is effective December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, this section is rendered null and void and the Department will promulgate a regulation to formally rescind §  47.4).

 (a)  Issuance. The Department of Transportation will issue validating stickers upon renewal of a vehicle registration or, if the vehicle registered had a temporary registration, to indicate that registration has been completed and the temporary registration status terminated.

 (b)  Validating window sticker. For specific geographic areas, the Secretary of the Department (Secretary) may require or permit the display of a Department-issued validating window sticker as an alternative to the standard validating sticker. The Secretary will publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin notice of the geographic areas where a validating window sticker is required or permitted. See 30 Pa.B. 5496 (October 21, 2000).

 (c)  Display. Validating stickers shall be displayed as follows:

   (1)  Location of validating stickers. Unless otherwise allowed by this chapter, a validating sticker shall be affixed to the registration plate of the vehicle for which it was issued in the space or indentation provided on the registration plate.

   (2)  Validating window sticker. Where a validating window sticker is permitted or required by the Secretary, the sticker shall be affixed to the inside of the driver’s side bottom corner of the rear window. The printing on a validating window sticker shall be clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle.

 (d)  Validity. A renewed registration may not be considered validated for the new registration period until the appropriate sticker is attached as provided by subsection (c). A temporary registration may not be considered validated for a succeeding registration period until the appropriate validating sticker has been attached as provided in subsection (c).

 (e)  Exceptions. In geographic areas where a validating window sticker is permitted or required, the Secretary, by notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, may provide an alternate location for display of a validating sticker on specific types or classes of vehicles for which rear window display is impractical or impossible.


   The provisions of this §  47.4 issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  1331—1344 and 6103; amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. §  1332.


   The provisions of this §  47.4 adopted April 2, 1982, effective April 3, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1097; amended December 21, 1984, effective December 22, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4598; readopted September 8, 1989, effective September 9, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 3828; amended October 20, 2000, effective October 21, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 5448; amended December 12, 2014, effective December 13, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7725. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (270694) to (270695).

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