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Motor Vehicle Services

Title Transfers


Seller:

  • As the seller, you will need to provide a valid driver’s license or state identification (ID), U.S. passport, or military ID along with the title.
  • You will need to provide an accurate odometer reading.
  • If the name differs from the face of the title, such as a name change from marriage, divorce, and citizenship, we need supporting documents to prove the name change on the title versus the name on the driver’s license (i.e., marriage certificate, court decree, etc.).
  • Signing for a company: we must have company letterhead authorizing the seller to sign for said company. Click here to download the fact sheet.

Buyer:

  • As the purchaser, you must provide a valid Pa. driver’s license, Pa. state ID, or U.S. military ID (common access card). If showing a U.S. military ID, we will also require proof of a Pa. address, such as a utility bill or bank statement.
  • Signing for a company: we need company letterhead authorizing the purchaser to sign for said company.
  • An out-of-state title requires a vehicle identification number (VIN) verification. The vehicle must be present, or a tracing of the VIN plate must be provided, or Form MV-41 must be filled out by a local or state police officer or inspection mechanic.
  • Leased company vehicle: the lease company must provide a Power of Attorney (POA) for the purchaser to sign on behalf of the leasing company, along with Form MV-1L to verify who is to receive the registration.

Title Only:

  • As the seller, you will need to provide a valid driver’s license, state ID, U.S. passport, or military ID along with the title.
  • Purchasers must provide a valid Pa. driver’s license, state ID, or military ID.

Title/New Tag:

  • Purchasers must provide a valid Pa. driver’s license, state ID, or military ID along with proof of insurance. It is acceptable to use a previous proof of valid insurance.
  • If purchasing a motorcycle, motor home, or RV, the insurance card must be for that type of vehicle. Acceptable proof of insurance includes an ID card, declaration page, or binder.

Title/Transfer Tag:

  • The purchasers must provide a valid PA driver’s license, state ID, or military ID and proof of insurance.
  • We will also need the registration card or some type of vehicle identification information (e.g., plate #) from the vehicle the tag is coming from.
  • For a truck or trailer, if an out of state title and no weights are listed on the title, the vehicle must be weighed and the weights must be verified by an inspection mechanic. Form MV-41 is meant for this purpose. If a trailer or vehicle was not required to be titled from a previous state, the purchaser must bring in a notarized bill of sale and a transferrable registration card.

Title Transfer (Death):

Upon the death of the owner of a vehicle:

  • Joint Owners with Right of Survivorship means that upon the death of a co-owner, vehicle ownership is automatically passed to the surviving owner(s), and a new title may be applied for by the person(s) whose name(s) is (are) also on the title.
  • Tenants in Common means that upon the death of a co-owner, the deceased owner’s interest in the vehicle passes to his/her surviving heirs or estate. No special endorsement appears on such a certificate of title.
  • Ownership by husband and wife is a special type of joint ownership with the right of survivorship called Tenancy by the Entireties. All procedures for joint tenants with right of survivorship also apply to titles in the name of a husband and wife (except that if a final divorce decree was entered prior to the death of the deceased spouse, the surviving spouse will be treated as a tenant in common – unless the divorce decree provided otherwise).