• Title Transfers


    The following is needed to complete the transfer:

    For Seller:
    – Original PA title
    – Proof of ID (valid PA driver’s license or PA Photo ID card)

    For Buyer:
    – Proof of ID (valid PA driver’s license or PA Photo ID card)
    – Proof of Insurance (must be current and match driver license address)
    – Purchase price & mileage
    – Registration information if transferring your license plate

    Reminder: If your purchase price is less than 80% of book value, an additional form is required explaining the agreed purchase price and requires two additional notaries.


    Please bring the following to complete your transfer from another state to Pennsylvania:

    – Original title
    – Proof of ID (valid PA driver’s license with current address)
    – Proof of Insurance (must be current and match driver’s license address)
    – Vehicle in order to verify VIN (or a VIN tracing)

    If you are currently making payments on your vehicle, please bring the following information – Name of financial institution, account number, VIN number, fax number for the title department of the financial institution. We will complete a form to request your title. Once we receive your title (approx. 2 weeks), we will call you to complete the transfer. Should the vehicle you are bringing into PA be less than 6 months old, you will need to provide a notarized statement from the dealer indicating sales tax was paid to the previous state. If sales tax paid to previous state is less than 6%, the difference will be added to your to total state fees.

    Gifted out of state vehicle: Gifted out of state vehicle: we require proof that sales tax was paid when the vehicle was purchased by the parent/child of the applicant. Any other relation cannot gift into PA from out of state.

    Business titles: Business titles: when a company is buying/selling a vehicle, we will do an inquiry with the Department of State to verify who is an officer with that company. If anyone other than an officer is before us to complete the title transfer we require a notarized Power of Attorney from the officer in order to complete the title transfer. If there is no officers listed with the DOS we will require either the Certificate of Organization or Articles of Incorporation with a notarized POA from whomever is listed.



    Commonwealth Auto Tags can also process ATV and Snowmobile transfers. Required: Title (if originally issued) or transferable registration AND a notarized bill of sale. If ATV or Snowmobile is coming to PA from out of state and was not registered, we will require a notarized bill of sale and a VIN tracing. Pennsylvania All Terrain Vehicles and Snowmobiles require the title originally issued.


    Boat transfers require a title or a transferable registration card – including name, address, and signatures of seller and buyer. If neither are obtainable you must present a notarized Bill of Sale. The Bill of Sale must state the hull number, length, weight, material the boat is made of, and the number of people it can hold.

  • Driver's License Services


    Renewals are processed immediately online and update your record in PennDOT instantly. Please bring your Pennsylvania driver’s license for renewal. You will walk out with a camera card and are able to present it to the PennDOT Photo License Center to finalize the renewal process. There will not be any additional fees at the photo center.


    In order to assist you obtaining a duplicate driver’s license, please bring some form of government issued identification or a passport for verification of identity. We will process a temporary driver’s license immediately for your use and a new driver’s license (with the photo) will be mailed to you in approximately 5-10 days. CDL drivers: We are unable to print a temporary driver’s license for CDL drivers. Your application will be forwarded for processing (usually 2-4 business days).


    Change of address update cards are processed immediately. This will be an additional document that you will carry in conjunction with your driver’s license. Should you wish to obtain a new laminated driver’s license with your new address, please inform your Customer Service Representative. This option is more costly, but avoids the need to carry two documents.


    Driving records are available immediately online to our customers. You may request your own Driver’s Record or it may be obtained by an employer or attorney with the driver’s signature.

  • Registration Services


    Commonwealth Auto Tags provides instant registration renewal service, immediately giving you a registration card. You will need to bring current proof of insurance and your PA driver’s license and this service includes heavy trucks (over 26,001#). Proof of payment of Heavy Vehicle Tax (Schedule I) is required when your vehicle has a registered gross or combination weight of 55,000 lbs or more.


    Commonwealth Auto Tags can replace lost registration cards and license plates on the spot. You will need to bring your current PA driver’s license and either a license plate number or VIN for the vehicle. Specific to a lost license plate: all individuals who appear on the registration card need to be present with current PA driver’s licenses.


    Moved?? Commonwealth Auto Tags is able to change your address for your registration card(s) immediately. Remember to bring current PA driver’s license.


    Duplicate title requests are processed immediately online and mailed to you in 5-10 business days. All parties on the original title (or current registration card as it is the same) must be present with PA driver’s licenses for processing. Please be sure to bring the VIN number or other identifying information (registration/insurance card).


    Please use this link to retrieve updated images of two special fund plates, as those are outdated. Commonwealth Auto Tags processes the following Special Fund Plates immediately:


  • Notary Services

    Commonwealth Auto Tags provides notary services during our normal business hours – no appointment is necessary. We require valid ID (PA driver’s license, passport, government issued photo ID) for all notary acts.

    Documents written in foreign languages need to be accompanied by a certified translator’s English version of the document before we will notarize. Commonwealth Auto Tags chooses not to notarize Custody Agreements, Wills, general Power of Attorneys, or Living Wills. A notary cannot certify copies of birth certificates, death certificiates, marriage certificates, certificates of naturalization or deeds. A notary is permitted to refuse any customer at their discretion without explanation.