Dealers Need to Follow Guidance
Motor vehicle dealers are strongly encouraged to read and follow the “Guidance for Vehicle Title Transactions During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency to Ensure the Safety and Health of Employees and the Public.”
This guidance was issued by Gov. Tom Wolf along with enactment of Senate Bill 841 enabling remote online notarization (RON) for vehicle sales.
The guidance specifies the eligible vehicle dealers as “Motor vehicle dealers with a valid, current license from the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers, and Salespersons who participate in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Online Registration Program (OLRP).”
Dealers who do not participate in the OLRP program are not permitted to sell vehicles by this process.
Also, OLRP participants who send temporary registration plate orders to PennDOT through the mail can expect the orders to be filled and shipped starting April 21. There is no counter service at the Riverfront Office Center.