Attn: PA mopeders

dooger /
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Has anyone ever tried the following to get a title for a non-titled moped? If so, did it work out and how much did it end up costing you? Thanx!

Transfer ownsership ('sell' your moped on paper) to someone in a state requiring only a notarized receipt to title and/or register a moped, or for that matter, any vehicle old enough to avoid requiring a title. States like Maine, CT, Mass, MI, DE, and NY have allowed this in the past.

Some state DMV's are beginning to require a VIN tracings, photos, or additional inspections (visual or possibly other) of the vehicle. I would suggest verifying this first by contacting an appropriate state's Motor Vehicle or Registration Office (answers to questions are free).

After this person legitimately registers the moped or acquires a new title or transferrable registration card, they can 'sell' the moped back to you, signing off properly as the seller, with a new notarized receipt to you, the purchaser.

PennDOT / PADMV will accept this out-of-state paperwork, as long as it's all notarized properly.

You will also need a VIN tracing, printed VIN photo, or Certified PA Inspection Mechanic's VIN verification on Form MV1.

WARNING! - This will NOT work if there if it conflicts with ANY title or registration history on file for the vehicle within 10 years (I'm told) at PennDOT / PADMV.

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