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Notary Blog

PennDOT

Replacement of Illegible Registration Plates

by PAN
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has provided new options for customers to replace illegible registration plates, making the process easier and more convenient. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin 23-21 - Registration Plate Replacement Fees

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Recently, PennDOT revised and created several forms to assist processors and to provide clarity to customers when requesting a replacement registration plate. These changes will help streamline our process, provide clarity when a fee is due with an application and make it easier for our customers to Read more

New Commercial Driver License (CDL) Skills Testing to be Implemented by PennDOT

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the implementation of a modernized commercial driver's license (CDL) skills testing system. This new system is designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of CDL testing for commercial drivers. Read more

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Expands Documents Accepted as Proof of Social Security Number

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is expanding the documents that residents can use to prove their Social Security number when applying for a REAL ID. The new policy will allow residents to use a W-2 form, an SSA-1099 form, a non-SSA-1099 form or pay stub with applicant’s name Read more

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Fee Adjustments Announced

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Act 89, which became law on November 25, 2013, biennially amends many sections of Title 75. Act 89 represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s future: increasing public safety, driving commerce, creating jobs, and providing reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the bill to Read more

DLDV is back in business effective March 28

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Effective Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Integrators will restore the DLDV requirement in their systems and all agents are again required to complete the DLDV check for processes that require identification verification. Read more

Central Registration Plate Reissuance Memo

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PennDOT is now expanding the general reissuance program to include the “G” and “H” series passenger plates. These plate series were manufactured over ten years ago and many are showing their age. Read more

PennDOT announces three new military registration plates for U.S. Armed Forces personnel

by PAN
PennDOT is proud to announce the issuance of three new military registration plates for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Act 112 and 113, signed into law on November 3, 2022, allow for the issuance of these new Pennsylvania Registration plates. The act takes effect on March 3, 2023. Read more

Agents, are you enrolled in PennDOT’s Driver License Data Verification (DLDV) program?

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As of November 30, 2022, all PennDOT agents must be signed up with one of the approved integrators and be using the verification of identity system and process. Read more

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

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

by PAN
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

Help Wanted: Part/Full-Time Notary/Title Agents

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Looking for part/full-time Notary/Title Agent to work in busy notary office located in the New Kensington area. 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

Scam Alert from DOS Licensing Boards

by PAN
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that persons pretending to be from one of the health related boards are contacting licensees by phone and mail about the status of their licenses. 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

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