The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has unveiled a new "Let Freedom Ring" design for license plates and highway "Welcome to Pennsylvania" signs.

The new design comes as the country prepares to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States in 2026 and are meant to "highlight Pennsylvania's place as the birthplace of American democracy and freedom."

"Pennsylvania is the birthplace of our democracy," said Governor Josh Shapiro. "Our new license plates and welcome signs will celebrate the best of what the Commonwealth has to offer and show the country why Pennsylvania is the Great American Getaway and the birthplace of American freedom."

The first 8 welcome signs have been installed in Adams, Bucks, Erie, Fulton, Monroe, Potter, Susquehanna, and Tioga counties. Another 29 signs will be installed across the Commonwealth in the coming months.

The new license plate designs are scheduled to roll out in spring 2025. Pennsylvanians can sign up to receive an email update when the new license plates are ready to order.

When the plates become available, an email will be sent explaining how vehicle owners can request one for their vehicle from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Military, special organization, special fund, and specialty plates without legislatively mandated designs will also be updated with the new design.

Fee information will be included with replacement instructions on PennDOT's website and will vary based on plate type and any optional personalization. The department and its partners will use all existing standard issue license plate inventory before transitioning to the new plate design.