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Notary Blog

motor vehicle

Online Registration Program Reconstructed-Flood Vehicle Processing Guide

by PAN
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

by PAN
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

by PAN
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

by PAN
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 Luzerne County has since repealed the ordinance.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

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

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