According to PennDOT’s fact sheet on defaced titles, any one or a combination of the following items will require the vehicle owner or lienholder to apply for a duplicate certificate of title…
PennDOT defines a miscellaneous motor vehicle business (MMVB) as a vehicle salvage dealer, transporter, financier-collector/repossessor, or a person who maintains an established place of business and who is engaged in the business of repair, service or towing of motor vehicles including but not limited to passenger cars, trucks, implements of husbandry and special mobile equipment.
Thanks to industry lobbying efforts, the Pennsylvania General Assembly amended the Board of Vehicles Act of 1983 to increase the fee dealers are permitted to charge for the service of titling and registering vehicles. Senate Bill 1424, signed by Gov. Ed Rendell on July 9, establishes a licensing cost that will be adjusted annually after 2009 according to the federal Consumer Price Index.
Act 50 of 2005 amended the Vehicle Code to enable the Philadelphia Parking Authority to work cooperatively with PennDOT to suspend the registrations of vehicle owners who have accrued six or more parking tickets.
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Anita M. Wasko and Chief of the Vehicle Inspection Division John P. Munafo published the following information in Safety Inspection Bulletin BI08-2, dated May 2008.