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Authorized Agents/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 tilting 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. 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 
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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.
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  • Card Agent  - 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 Customer

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  • 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.

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