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Notary Notes

Driver & Vehicle Services Update

by PAN

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) issued Driver and Vehicle Services Update Bulletins 23-23 and 23-24.

Bulletin No. 23-23, November 2023
Acceptable Proof of Identity for Processing Motor Vehicle Applications

This memo is to inform you of a change in the acceptable forms of identification for titling and registering vehicles in Pennsylvania.

The Department of Defense has transitioned from its legacy paper-based Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card to a more secure, next-generation USID card. The Next Generation USID card incorporates an updated design and security features to deter counterfeiting and fraud and is printed on a plastic cardstock. Initial issuance of the Next Generation USID card began on July 31, 2020. USID cards are issued to retired and reserve members, dependent family members or uniformed Service members, and other eligible individuals with DoD policy. Legacy USID (DD Form 1173) cards remain valid through their expiration date. To view a sample of the ID card may be found on the Department of Defense website by clicking here.

Effective immediately, authorized agents may accept the new style of Uniformed Services Identification Card for the purposes of titling and registering a vehicle.

Additionally, agents may still accept one of the following credentials for identification purposes to issue title and registration documents:

1. A valid Pennsylvania Photo Driver's License;
2. A valid Pennsylvania Photo Identification Card;
3. A valid Pennsylvania Photo Exempt Driver's License;
4. A valid Pennsylvania Photo Exempt Identification Card;
5. A valid Pennsylvania 15-day temporary internet driver's license or identification card renewal credential and expired DL/ID;
6. A valid Pennsylvania Camera Card and Pennsylvania Expired Identification Credential (as listed above); or
7. A valid U.S. Armed Forces Common Access Card?
  • Dependents of Armed Forces personnel must provide a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173)
.Each of the identification documents listed above must be in the same name as the name listed on the motor vehicle application. Please distribute this information to the appropriate members of your staff.

Bulletin No. 23-24, November 2023
Stolen and Missing Georgia Title Stock

In September 2007, the Georgia Department of Revenue reported that 12,000 blank Georgia title certificates were stolen and missing. The serial numbers for these blank title certificates are listed below and are printed on the bottom of the Georgia title certificate. These blank titles are an older style of Georgia titles that are smaller than the current title stock. The stolen title stock dimensions are 8.5” x 7”. Beginning in late 2018, Georgia changed to a full-size title certificate with dimensions 8.5” x 11”.

These blank stolen Georgia title certificates continue to be presented to motor vehicle agencies with vehicle information complete in an attempt to transfer the title to a new title. Many times, these title certificates contain accurate title numbers and other vehicle information that matches NMVTIS records. Please advise all title issuance staff to check the serial numbers of any smaller-size Georgia title certificate against the list of stolen title certificates. Also, if the title issuance date of a smaller-size Georgia title certificate is dated 2019 or newer, it should be considered suspicious and further investigated.

These stolen and missing Georgia title certificates are normally used in an attempt to obtain title for a stolen vehicle. If one of these Georgia title certificates is discovered, title issuance should be stopped, and the application investigated following your agencies procedures for possible title fraud. Be advised the customer may or may not be aware of the stolen title status. Also, it is likely the VIN displayed on the stolen title certificate will not reflect a stolen vehicle status when conducting an NMVTIS check.

Stolen and Missing Georgia Title Certificates Serial Numbers
22756001 – 22760000
22792001 – 22796000
22828001 – 22832000

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