Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: Who needs to be present to complete a title transfer?

 

ANSWER: Anyone whose name is currently on the title and anyone who wants their name to be on the title. All parties need to have identification.  The identification has to be non expired and must be one of the following 5 items; PA License with or without a photo, PA Identification Card with or without a photo, or a US Armed Forces Common Access Card.

 

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QUESTION: I lost my title but now I want to sell my vehicle. What do I do?

 

ANSWER: You need to apply for a Duplicate Title. We have the application form here at the office. We will need a copy of your ID to put with the application. You need to wait until you receive a duplicate title before proceeding with the vehicle sale. There is not another way to do this.

 

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QUESTION: What would happen if I want to sell my car but someone is named on the title who is now deceased?

 

ANSWER: You will need to bring in a death certificate for the person and whomever is named as the informant on the death certificate can sign the title on behalf of the decedent during the transaction. The informant will need to be present at the transaction with ID.

 

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NEW PA RESIDENTS: FACTS TO KNOW WHEN PURCHASING A CAR OR APPLYING FOR PA TITLES-

 

1) GET A PA DRIVERS LICENSE http://dmv.state.pa.us/new_residents/driver_license.shtml

 

2) GET PA INSURANCE

 

3) BRING ALL TITLES TO CARS INTO THE OFFICE,  ALONG WITH PA LICENSE AND INSURANCE

 *WHAT IF YOU HAVE A LIEN ON YOUR CAR?

        WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A LETTER TO SEND TO YOUR LIEN HOLDER. THEY WILL THEN FORWARD THE TITLE TO US, SO THAT WE MAY ISSUE YOU A PENNSYLVANIA TAG AS WELL AS RE-RECORD THE LIEN. IT TAKES ABOUT 4 WEEKS FOR US TO RECEIVE THE TITLE.

 

4) YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY SALES TAX IF YOU ARE ESTABLISHING A NEW PA RESIDENCE

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