How to Get a New Camper Title in Pennsylvania


PennDOT is the agency in Pennsylvania that oversees all aspects of transportation, including camper registrations. If you are in the market or have recently acquired a new recreational vehicle, numerous agents are authorized by PennDOT to assist you in obtaining a title.

  • Contact a PennDOT agent. The dealer from whom you purchased the camper is most likely a PennDOT agent approved to prepare title work for your new camper. However, if this is not the case, a complete directory of PennDOT agents can be found on the PennDOT website.

  • Provide required documents. When you visit the PennDOT agent to obtain the camper title, bring your driver's license or Pennsylvania photo identification, You will also need to present a manufacturer's certificate or statement of origin that is provided by the camper dealership, as well as your insurance identification card.

  • Pay registration fee. Camper title fees are based on the size of the recreational vehicle. For instance, camper vans are $36 for full-time registration. Motor homes that weigh less than 8,000 pounds are $45, while those in excess of this weight are $63 to $81. The fee is lower if you are just using the vehicle seasonally. Registration can be obtained on a monthly basis for seasonal use with rates as low as $3 for camper vans and $6.75 for large motor homes.

  • Obtain the title. When your application has been completed, the agent will submit it to PennDOT, which will prepare a title and mail it to you. Keep this document in a safe place. After you obtain the initial title, you will receive a renewal application each year in the mail.


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