How to Transfer a Pennsylvania Title to a New York Residentby Andrea Lynn
A vehicle title is a document that proves ownership of a vehicle. On each title is the Vehicle Identification Number or VIN of the vehicle, the year of the vehicle, the make and model of the vehicle, the name of the current owner and their address. Each state has their own titles and registering laws and rules.
Pennsylvania Title Holder
Create sales receipt and odometer statement or damage disclosure statement, if necessary for the purchase of the vehicle.
Assign the title to the New York resident by filling in their name and address, as well as the current vehicle mileage and the date of sale.
Sign and print your name on the seller line.
New York Resident Purchasing the Vehicle
Sign all sales documents related to the purchase of the vehicle.
Sign and print your name on the Pennsylvania title as buyer.
Bring the vehicle title, proof of ownership, proof of of New York State sales tax, exemption, or purchase price and proof of New York State liability auto insurance to a local New York DMV office.
Fill out the New York State form MV-82 -- the license and registration form. Have ready proof of identity and the new owner's date of birth.
Go to the DMV counter to file the documents you brought for a new vehicle purchase. Provide payment for fees to the New York state DMV.
Purchase new license plates or pay to transfer your old license plates to the new vehicle.
Pay state sales tax on your vehicle purchase.
Take your vehicle to a New York state inspection facility and get your vehicle inspected.
Things You'll Need
- Proof of Ownership
- Proof of New York State sales tax, exemption, or purchase price
- Proof of New York State liability auto insurance
- New York State form MV-82 (the license and registration form)
- Proof of identity and date of birth of the new owner
- Payment for sales taxes and all fees
Andrea Lynn is a professional writer whose areas of expertise include relationships, parenting, mental health, home and garden, and photography. She studied psychology at Southern Illinois University.