THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BLAKE, HUGHES, FONTANA, COSTA, SOLOBAY, BREWSTER, RAFFERTY, SCHWANK, TARTAGLIONE AND EARLL, JANUARY 17, 2012
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, JANUARY 17, 2012
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, providing for transfer of ownership of vehicles
used for human habitation.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 1111.1. Transfer of ownership of vehicles used for human
(a) Tax status certification.--If a house coach, house
trailer, mobile home, motor home, truck camper or similar
vehicle that has been anchored to the ground to facilitate
connections with electricity, water and sewerage, is offered for
sale or transfer, the transferor shall obtain a tax status
certification from the tax collection authority of the
municipality in which the vehicle is situated and the tax claim
bureau or equivalent office of the county in which the vehicle
is situated. The tax status certification shall include the
(1) The parcel number assigned to the vehicle.
(2) The amount of current or delinquent taxes owed from
the parcel number.
(3) The addresses and telephone numbers of the tax
collection authority and tax claim bureau or equivalent
(b) Certification obtained by third party.--The transferor
may request a notary public or other officer empowered to
administer oaths or an issuing agent who is licensed as a
vehicle dealer by the State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers,
Dealers and Salespersons, or its employee, to obtain the tax
status certification on his behalf. The person or entity
obtaining the tax status certification on behalf of the
transferor may collect a nominal fee for each certification.
(c) Taxes due.--If taxes are due from the vehicle, the owner
shall pay the taxes in full or cause the taxes to be paid in
full before the sale shall be completed. Payment shall be made
(1) to the appropriate authority authorized to accept
payments for delinquent taxes; or
(2) by authorizing the appropriate authority to attach
proceeds of the sale of the vehicle.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.