§ 51.3. Rules.

 (a)  Transfer. A registration plate may be transferred from one vehicle to another vehicle for which that registration plate is valid.

 (b)  Exchange transfer. If the registration plate to be transferred is not valid on the new vehicle, an exchange transfer will take place—that is, a new registration plate will be issued, upon the receipt of which the registrant shall immediately return the old plate to the Department.

 (c)  Expiration date. The expiration date of the registration after transfer or reclassification may be any expiration date for which the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is currently issuing a registration, provided that all of the appropriate fees are paid.

 (d)  Reclassification. In the case of reclassification of a vehicle registration due to a change in type of body or use of the vehicle or registered gross weight, an increase fee shall be due in the manner prescribed in §  51.4 (relating to fees at time of transfer), except that no transfer fee is required unless registration is being transferred from one vehicle to another.


   The provisions of this §  51.3 adopted June 9, 1978, effective June 10, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 1579; amended August 16, 1991, effective August 17, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3706. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (90222) to (90223).

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