Renewing a vehicle registration online has several benefits over mail processing, such as immediate renewal and confirmation receipts. Regardless of the method used to renew a vehicle registration, it can take up to 10 days to receive the registration card in the mail.
Before a vehicle registration expires, Pennsylvania residents receive a notification listing the registration renewal fees and due date. Each vehicle must pass an emissions test before a renewal is issued. Registrations can be renewed online, by mail and in person. Renewals processed through postal mail take longer due to the amount of time it takes to transport and process mail.