§ 255.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Bureau—The Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the Department of Transportation.

   Decentralized service agent—A messenger service which is also authorized to issue on behalf of the Department to qualified applicants temporary learner’s permits, vehicle registration renewals, driver’s license renewals, and the like.

   Documents—Certificates of title, motor vehicle registrations or renewals, learners’ permits, drivers’ licenses or renewals, vehicle sales and use tax returns, duplicates of certificates of title, motor vehicle registrations or drivers’ licenses, inspection stickers, changes of address and applications and supporting documents, such as birth and death certificates, court orders, and the like.

   Messenger service—A person who, for a fee, advertises, offers or provides to the public the service of delivering and obtaining documents to and from the Department. A dealer or employe who delivers and obtains documents only for purchasers of vehicles from the dealer is not a messenger service. This exclusion does not apply to a person who handles documents for more than one dealer.

   Person—Includes a corporation, partnership and association, as well as a natural person.

   Place of business—The place occupied either continuously or at regular periods by a messenger service where the books and records are kept and where a messenger service which offers personal counter service to customers transacts a large share of its business.


   The provisions of this §  255.2 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  6103 and 7501(a).


   The provisions of this §  255.2 adopted September 9, 1977, effective September 10, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2608; readopted May 26, 1989, effective immediately and applies retroactively to May 5, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 2253; amended May 4, 1984, effective May 21, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1561. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (127691) to (127692).

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