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Title Transfer PA - How the Process Works

How to Transfer a Car Title in PA

When you sell a car in Pennsylvania you must go through a PA car title transfer. However, the state of Pennsylvania requires a notary title transfer, which means when you sign your title a notary must be present. Notarizing a car title in PA should be pretty easy though. All you have to do is make an appointment with a notary which can be found at your local bank or post office. Once you arrive with a valid ID, you pay a small fee and they will notarize the title after you sign it in their presence. 

Now that you know how to notarize a car title in PA, where exactly are you supposed to sign it?

Where Do I Sign a Pennsylvania Title?

The title MUST BE NOTARIZED! Do not sign the title until you are in front of a Notary Public.

Sign the back of the title where it reads “Signature of Seller.”

Print your name on the back of the title where it is marked “Seller and/or Co-Seller Must Hand Print Name Here.”

Can I Sell a Car in Pennsylvania Without a Title?

Pennsylvania requires a title to sell a vehicle. If your title is lost, a duplicate title can be obtained from the BMV.


Last Updated 4/24/2019


How Much is a Title Transfer in PA

Whenever a title transfer happens there is always a required title transfer fee. In PA the title transfer cost is $53 standard. Additional kinds of PA title transfer fees include an auto title transfer with a lien which is $78, and a duplicate title fee which is just the same $53. However, when you sell a car in PA with CarBrain you don't have to pay any fees at all! We cover all title transfer costs and do most of the paperwork for you, so selling your car is as easy as possible. 

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