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Authorized Agents and Messengers

Authorized agents/messengers are private businesses authorized to provide services to
PennDOT customers. Below is a description of the different types of authorized
agents and messengers and the types of services they may provide.

Please Note: Authorized agents are under contract to
PennDOT and may charge a market driven service (delivery) fee.
 These are in
addition to any PennDOT statutory fees for temporary, or in some cases,
permanent motor vehicle registration plates and cards or other related products
and services offered by the agent. The agent’s service (delivery) fees are
market driven, and vary by agent. To compare service (delivery) fees, you are
encouraged to contact the authorized agents in your area for the applicable
service (delivery) fees charged.

Agent Service

An authorized agent of
PennDOT to complete titling and registration applications, as well as issue
temporary registration to Pennsylvania residents or in-transit registration
plates to out of state residents who purchase a vehicle in Pennsylvania. Some
agent services are online with PennDOT. This means they provide title and
registrations services via an online connection with PennDOT. In many cases,
the registration product can be handed immediately over the counter to the
customer. 

In addition, some agent services are online with PennDOT. This means they can provide vehicle title and registrations services via an online connection with PennDOT. In many cases, the product can be handed immediately to the customer. For additional information on services an online agent may provide, please reference the Online Registration Program (OLRP) page.

Find an Agent Service (PDF)

Find an Online Agent Service (PDF)

An agent service, either online or not, may provide the following
list of vehicle titling and registration services:

    •         

      Completion of Vehicle Title
      Applications

    •         

      Issuance of Temporary Registration
      Plates

    •         

      Issuance of In-transit Registration
      Plates

    •         

      Transfer of Vehicle Titles

    •         

      Completion of Duplicate Vehicle 

    •         Title
      Applications 

Online Messenger Service

An authorized online messenger provides limited vehicle title and registrations services as well as some driver licensing services via an online connection with PennDOT. In many cases, the product can be handed immediately to the customer. For additional information on services an online messenger may provide, please reference the Online Messenger page.

Find an Online Messenger (PDF)

Card Agent Service

An authorized agent of PennDOT is able to complete limited titling and registration applications. A card agent may transfer an existing registration plate. however, they do not issue new temporary registration plates. A card agent may provide the following list of vehicle tilting and registration services:

An authorized agent of PennDOT is able to complete limited titling and registration applications. A card agent may transfer an existing registration plate. however, they do not issue new temporary registration plates. A card agent may provide the following list of vehicle tilting and registration services:

    • Completion of vehicle title applications
    • Transfer existing registration plates from one vehicle to another owned by the same customer

Find a Card Agent Service (PDF)

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