Drivers can turn in illegible plates at Clarion event

From staff reports

Motorists who are finding their vehicle license plates difficult to read can take steps to get a replacement plate during an event set for 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at state Rep. Donna Oberlander’s district office.

Oberlander and Clarion County Sheriff Shawn Zerfoss are teaming up for the free event.

Drivers can take their vehicles to the parking lot at Oberlander’s office along South Second Avenue to begin the replacement process.

While there, personnel from the sheriff’s office will determine if the plate is illegible. If it is, Oberlander’s staff will help drivers fill out the appropriate paperwork.

A notary will be on site to assist.

Once submitted to PennDOT, the new replacement plates should arrive from Oberlander’s office in about two weeks, she said.

PennDOT says a registration plate is deemed illegible when one or more numbers or letters cannot be recognized from 50 feet or if the registration plate shows any blistering, peeling, discoloration, or loss of reflectivity.

License plates that are not in use may be taken to Oberlander’s office during regular business hours.