How to Transfer Your Car Title in Pennsylvania

How to Complete an Auto Title Transfer in Pennsylvania
  • The buyer and seller will go together to a DMV title office to fill out the back of the title.
  • The buyer will submit the title, an application, ID, and proof of insurance.
  • The buyer will pay the applicable title transfer fees, sales tax, and registration fees.
  • Continue reading for details about car title transfers in Pennsylvania.

Buying and Selling a Vehicle

NOTE: When you buy a vehicle from a Pennsylvania motor vehicle dealer, they will usually handle your car title transfer and registration paperwork for you. Make sure you have PA car insurance, which is required for registration.

In a
private vehicle sale, both the buyer and seller are responsible for completing a DMV title transfer through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

seller AND buyer must go to

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Motor vehicle registration transfer


You can now transfer registration for a motor vehicle online, 24/7 or by calling 13 22 81.

You do not need to visit an Access Canberra Service Centre.

You may also be eligible for a rebate if you are transferring registration of a motor vehicle due to the recent hail storm.

Make sure you have all the documents you need for your activity and do it online today.

We process your transaction within 5 business days. You do not need to call us to check progress.


You are or have:

  • acquired a vehicle, trailer or caravan
  • inherited a vehicle, trailer or caravan
  • adding a second person as the operator of a vehicle, trailer or caravan
  • registering a vehicle, trailer or caravan for an organisation (company or charity).

What you need

What you may also need

  • Your concession details.
  • Your proof of purchase receipt as a photo image or
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Transfer vehicle ownership

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As well as handing over the keys, the buyer and the seller of a vehicle need to take these steps to transfer its ownership.

Steps for the seller

Steps for the seller

  1. Pick up a Transfer/Tax Form (APV9T) from any Autoplan broker. Due to COVID-19, the Transfer/Tax Form (APV9T) is temporarily available for download; please note that original signatures are still required.
  2. Remove your licence plates from the vehicle you’re selling.
  3. Remove your insurance and registration. The
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