Pennsylvania counties can pass an ordinance to implement a $5 fee for each vehicle registered or renewed to an address location in the county. The $5 fee is collected by PennDot at the time a vehicle is registered or renewed. The $5 fee is in addition to the registration fee.
Effective February 21, 2019, the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code was amended to make the fee for local use an annual fee.
The fee will be based on the number of years a customer wants to register their vehicle. Customers who register their vehicle for multiple years will pay the annual $5 fee for every year of registration. For example, a customer will pay a fee of $10 for a two-year and $25 for a five-year vehicle registration. The fee is collected by PennDOT at the time the vehicle is initially registered and when the registration is renewed. The annual fee will not be collected at the time a registration is transferred to another vehicle.
PennDOT continues to publish a listing of those counties who are participating and their effective date on the “Fee for Local Use Fact Sheet” available online. To access the fact sheet, visit www.dmv.pa.gov and search “Local Use.”