nayls142 t1_j9goo5g wrote

I don't think there's any legal problem with you keeping a plate from your old car.

I don't think the linked document applies to your case. PennDot will allow you to return old plates so they can't be used fraudulently, but there's not many cases where plate return is required. I believed it was only for revocation of registration, or if you choose to cancel car insurance.

Other states are neurotic about returning plates. Don't let stories from outside the commonwealth spook you.


nayls142 t1_j7n9b8h wrote

This is how New Jersey got an income tax. After the Abbott decision in 1973, the state was ordered to find funding other than property taxes for poor school districts. Hence, a brand new income tax in 1976. And nobody's ever complained about public schools in Camden, Trenton or Newark now that those cities are showered in money.