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Motor Vehicle

PennDOT Phases in Newly-Designed Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

by PAN
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, as part of ongoing security enhancements, PennDOT is updating the design and enhancing the security features of its driver license and identification card products. Read more

The $1.00 Purchase Price Dilemma

by PAN
When a vehicle owner declares the purchase price of a vehicle was $1.00, most likely the vehicle owner will receive a letter from the PA Department of Revenue, Bureau of Enforcement Planning Analysis & Discovery Unit. Read more

Online Registration Program Reconstructed-Flood Vehicle Processing Guide

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PennDOT has recently published PUB 880, Online Registration Program Reconstructed/Flood Vehicle Processing Guide. The publication is a new training that can be accessed on PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. Read more

Verification of Identity by PennDOT Business Partners for Motor Vehicle Transactions

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Currently, PennDOT business partners (Agents) are required to attach a legible photocopy of the front and back of the accepted identification credentials along with any title and/or registration application submitted to PennDOT or processed through PennDOT Online Programs. Read more

PennDOT Announces New Online Service

by PAN
Individuals who have a Person with Disabilities Parking Placard now have the option to renew, receive a replacement, or update their address on their permanent placard online. Read more

Changes to Notarization Requirements for PennDOT Applications

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Act 15, signed into law on April 20, 2020, now allows for the use of an “Unsworn Declaration” to be used in place of notarization on some PennDOT applications. Read more

Lackawanna County Passes Fee for Local Use Ordinance

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Lackawanna County has passed an ordinance to implement the $5 Fee for Local Use that affects April 1, 2022 vehicle registration renewal notices. Read more

Luzerne County Repeals Fee for Local Use Effective January 1, 2022

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In 2018, Luzerne County passed an ordinance under Act 89 to implement a “Fee for Local Use” of $5 for each vehicle registered to an address located in the county. Luzerne County has since repealed the ordinance. The effective date of the repeal is January 1, 2022. Read more

PennDOT Policy Change for Verifying Identification

In a memo to all PennDOT Business Partners dated December 8, 2021, the Director of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced a policy change for verifying identification. Read more

Look Out for Wisconsin Form MV2115 with Title Applications

by PAN
Wisconsin discovered motor vehicle wholesalers are using Wisconsin Form MV2115 to reassign titles and these forms are being accepted by other states. Read more

Acceptable Proof of Identity for Processing Motor Vehicle Applications

by PAN
This Driver and Vehicle Services Update Bulletin No. 21-03 dated February 2021 is to inform you of a change in the acceptable forms of identification for titling and registering vehicles in Pennsylvania. Read more

Personal Delivery Devices

by PAN
Act 106, signed into law on November 1, 2020, has amended the definition of "Pedestrian" in Title 75, The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. The act takes effect January 30, 2021. Read more

Pennsylvanians Experiencing Homelessness Eligible for Free ID Renewal

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Act 131 of 2020 makes it possible for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness to be issued a free initial photo ID or renewal. Read more

Dealers' Documentary Fee Increases for 2021

by PAN
The maximum documentary fee licensed dealers can charge increased from $324 to $328 for processing title work manually. Read more

Odometer Exemption Change Effective January 1, 2021

by PAN
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final ruling to amend the odometer disclosure exemption from 10 years to 20 years. The final rule is effective January 1, 2021. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin on New Registration Plate

by PAN
Act 48, signed into law on July 1, 2020, has added section 1369.4 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin on Act 64 of 2020

by PAN
Act 64, signed into law on July 23, 2020, has amended multiple sections of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Read more

Let Freedom Ring License Plate Available Soon

by PAN
In celebration of the United States' 250th birthday, PennDOT will release a newly designed license plate. Read more

Act 64 Exempts Some Limited POAs

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A bill signed into law exempts limited powers of attorney (POAs) used to sell, purchase or transfer manufactured homes from expiring in 90 days. Read more

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