§ 41.3. Station wagons, vans and multipurpose vehicles criteria.
(a) Optional truck registration. A station wagon or van may be registered as a truck, at the option of the registrant.
(b) Passenger car registration. A station wagon, multipurpose vehicle or van may be registered as a passenger car if:
(1) It has permanently-installed fullsize seats for at least the driver and three passengers. Seats may be convertible to cargo space, for example, by folding, but may not be designed to be readily removed and reinstalled.
(2) It has windows on both sides and in the rear. Windows may not be separated by opaque areas wider than 12 inches.
(3) It is not designed or adapted for use as a mobile dwelling or office.
(4) It is not designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
(5) It is a van having a seating capacity for more than ten persons but no more than 15 persons, including the driver, and is owned by a natural person and used solely for noncommercial purposes, or is used in a ridesharing arrangement.
(c) Motor home registration. A van shall be registered as a motor home if it is designed or adapted for use as a mobile dwelling and contains permanently installed equipment, such as carpeting, beds, stoves, closets, refrigerator, sink, and the like, or as an office, and not designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
(d) Bus registration. A van shall be registered as a bus if it has a seating capacity for more than 16 persons, including the driver, unless it is owned by a natural person and used solely for noncommercial purposes; or is used in a ridesharing arrangement.
(e) Mandatory truck registration. A van that does not qualify for registration as a passenger car, motor home or bus shall be registered as a truck. A multipurpose vehicle that does not qualify for registration as a passenger car shall be registered as a truck.
(f) Registration requirements for a van. To register a van as a passenger car or a motor home, the registrant shall certify on a form furnished by the Department that the vehicle complies with this section.
The provisions of this § 41.3 adopted November 4, 1977, effective November 5, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3272; amended January 18, 1991, effective January 19, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 228. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (127574).
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