To expedite agent orders, Form MV-351, “Application for Temporary Registration Plates by Motor Vehicle Dealers and Full Agents” has been revised to allow for pick-up of temporary tag plate orders at PennDOT’s Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg.
PennDOT issued the following statement on Tuesday, June 9, 2020:
“If you have deals that were made between March 4 and March 19 (the window) that were not able to be processed due to the COVID-19 mitigation closures, these deals can now be processed. The department is temporarily waiving the 15-day processing rule for this window only. Deals made outside the window and processed beyond the 15-day limit will be subject to audit and possible sanctioning.
Any work you have that falls within the window must be processed within 10-days of receipt of this notice or within 10 days of your county moving from the red phase to yellow phase of the phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania. Dealers licensed by the Department of State and performing internet sales have 10-days to process deals from the window from receipt of this notice.”
According to Reg Evans, executive director, MidAtlantic IADA, CVR has made the adjustment to the system as advised by PennDOT. Starting Tuesday, June 9, 2020, agents on CVR will have 10 days to process the work as prescribed in PennDOT’s statement above. If you use PIADA to process your title work and you have any deals from when you sold the vehicle between March 4-March 19, please mail them into PIADA immediately so they can get processed right away and avoid them having to be sent to PennDOT.
Starting today (May 29, 2020), PennDOT’s Riverfront Office Center, 1101 South Front Street, Harrisburg, is open for motor vehicle services only.
PennDOT sent Driver and Vehicle Services Update Bulletin 20-11 to all business partners. Read the bulletin here: [Read more…] about Messengers/Dealers/Agents Work in Yellow Phase Counties
Delaware County passed an ordinance to implement the $5 Fee for Local Use, effective June 1, 2020.
PennDOT maintains a list of participating counties on the fact sheet, “Fee for Local Use – Participating Counties,” available on the Driver and Vehicle Services website.
Agents must check the fact sheet each time they complete Forms MV-1, MV-4ST, MV-120, or MV-140 for a customer requesting issuance or renewal of registration for any vehicle to verify if the customer’s county of residence is participating in the “Fee for Local Use.”
If the county is participating, the agent must enter the $5 county fee in the appropriate section of the form.
Effective May 12, 2020, expiration dates for vehicle registrations, safety and emission inspections and Persons with Disability parking placards will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.