How to Transfer a Car Title in Pennsylvania

To introduce a car title in the state of Pennsylvania, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information. Note that Pennsylvania titles must be notarized. This can be done at a PennDOT office. Don’t fill out the title until you get to the office, and bring photo identification with you. If you don’t, the notary cannot notarize your signature.

Turn to the back of your Pennsylvania car title and look near the top.

  1. On the left side of the page, fill in the vehicle’s mileage in the appropriate location.
  2. The right-hand column contains all the remaining places where the buyer and seller need to write information. Where it says “Purchaser or full business name,” fill in the buyer’s name (last name, first name, and middle initial).
  3. If a second person owns the vehicle, write that person’s name on the next line (last name, first name, and middle initial).
  4. On the next line, write in the buyer’s street address. Write their city, state, and zip code on the corresponding lines under that. Next to the zip code, you should write in the vehicle’s purchase price.
  5. The person buying the car should sign their name on the next line. If a second person buys the car, they should sign their name on the line underneath.
  6. Where it says, “Purchaser and/or co-purchaser must handprint name here,” the buyer(s) should print their name(s).
  7. On the next line, the seller should sign their name. On the following line, the second seller can sign their name.
  8. Where it says, “Seller and/or co-seller must handprint name here,” the seller(s) should print their name(s).

For more information about transferring a car title in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Transportation website.