To combat the increasing instances of deed fraud in Philadelphia, City Records Commissioner James Leonard began indexing notaries’ information on all documents recorded from summer 2019 onward and created a searchable notary database. [Read more…] about Feature Allows Document Search by Notary in Philly
Pennsylvanians can celebrate the 250th birthday of the United States of America with a new USA Semiquincentennial registration plate.
Act 48 of 2020 directs the Department of Transportation to design the special plate in honor of the anniversary, in 2026, of the establishment of the United States in 1776. The plate will include the phrase “Let Freedom Ring – 250 Years” and feature the Liberty Bell.
A plate fee of $50 is payable in addition to the registration fee for a motorcycle, a passenger car or a truck with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds, or a motor home.
The plate will be available for a limited time: Act 48 takes effect Oct. 28 and expires Dec. 31, 2026.
A bill signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on July 23 exempts limited powers of attorney (POAs) used to sell, purchase or transfer manufactured homes from expiring in 90 days.
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
The Department of State plans to begin appointing notaries again on May 15, 2020.
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.