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Notary Blog

motor vehicle

Dealers Need to Follow Guidance

by PAN
The state has issued guidelines for vehicle sales in Pennsylvania. Read more

Determining Heirs ... Pennsylvania's Order of Succession

by PAN
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) follows an order of succession codified in law to determine who are a deceased individual's heirs. Read more

Motor Vehicle Laws Enacted

by PAN
Summary of motor vehicle bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf in 2018. Read more

Where to Find Motor Vehicle, Driver Licensing Fee Information

by PAN
Links to motor vehicle and driver licensing fee information on PennDOT's website, effective July 1, 2019. Read more

PennDOT Has Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

by PAN
There are 60 categories of questions, with answers, on PennDOT's website. Read more

Driver's License, Motor Vehicle Fraud Reporting

by PAN
PennDOT's Office of Risk Management takes reports from customers who suspect fraud or whose credentials have been misused. Read more

How to Replace Registration Products

by PAN
Form MV-44 is used to order a duplicate registration card or to replace registration items that have been lost, stolen, never received in the mail, or destroyed. Read more

Driver and Vehicle Services Updates - Oct.-Nov. 2018

by PAN
Short summaries of items covered in PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services Update bulletins. Read more

Mobile Home Tax Status Certification Change

by PAN
A tax status certification applies only to Pennsylvania-titled mobile homes, helping to eliminate problems for sellers of mobile homes titled in other states. Read more

Secure POA Form Gets a Makeover

by PAN
The motor vehicle Secure Power of Attorney (SPOA) now has just two parts, a green copy and an orange copy. Read more

Documentary Fee Rises in 2019

by PAN
The maximum dealer doc fee is $120 for processing titlework manually, $144 for performing online transactions with an online provider. Read more

Time to Renew Dealer, Salesperson Licenses

by PAN
Dealer and salesperson licenses expire May 31 of every odd-numbered year. License renewals will be handled through the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS). Read more

Driver and Vehicle Services Updates - Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019

by PAN
Summaries of items in PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services Update bulletins. Read more

What is Floor Planning?

by PAN
Floor planning helps dealers build up inventory through a loan secured by the purchased vehicles. Read more

New RV Law in Pennsylvania

by PAN
Pennsylvania is the twentieth state to enact the RV Industry Association's model franchise law, specific to RV dealers and separate from the Vehicle Code. Read more

How to Become A Temporary Authorization Agent

by PAN
Agents under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) who meet certain requirements may be authorized as Temporary Authorization (TA) agents. Read more

Agent Service Reminders

by PAN
Reminders for agents under contract with the Department of Transportation . Read more

Understanding Customer Payments

Before you complete any motor vehicle transaction that requires a fee, make sure the check or money order your customer gives you is acceptable for deposit. Read more

Verifying Signatures in Lieu of Notarization on Motor Vehicle Forms

by PAN
Verifying a person's signature in lieu of notarization on documents and forms required to apply for a certificate of title. Read more

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