Pennsylvania windshield stickers 1984-1989

A new sticker style debuted in 1984, such that the expiration month and year were much more easily visible.  This basic design is still in use today.

The stickers contain two different two-digit years, as well as a month insert that is placed over the year in which the inspection does not expire.  Emissions testing began in mid-1984, in 11 counties in the Pittsburgh (Allegheny, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland Counties), Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties), and Allentown (Lehigh and Northampton Counties) areas.  A separate sticker is used for emissions inspections, which is placed to the left of the safety inspection sticker (the "annual windshield sticker").  In 2003-2004, the total number of counties participating in emissions testing increased to 25.

Aside from a few exceptions in the 1980s, sticker colors change with each pair of years, with new stickers introduced in October of each year in preparation for expirations early in the next calendar year.  A full list of sticker colors since 1984 can be found here.

Expiration year  Images  
1984/1985  1984/1985 annual windshield sticker with no month insert
Unused sticker with no month insert


1984/1985 cycle
 
1986 
1985/1986 cycle


1985/1986 cycle


1986/1987 cycle
 
1987 
1986/1987 cycle


1987/1988 cycle
1987/1988, 1988/1989, and 1989/1990 sticker cycles had the months/years on the left and middle 1/3 of the stickers, and the PennDOT logo on the right 1/3.
1988 
1987/1988 cycle


1988/1989 cycle
 
1989 
1988/1989 cycle


1989/1990 cycle
 

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