Tom Corbett, Governor Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation

Titling and Registering Implements of Husbandry

A certificate of title is not required for an implement of husbandry unless the implement is required to be registered as is explained below.

Implements of husbandry are not required to be registered if they are used for agricultural operations and operated within 50 miles of farms or farms owned or operated by the vehicle owner.

Implements of husbandry not meeting the above criteria are required to be registered to be operated on a highway. The annual fee for an implement of husbandry that does not meet exemption requirements is $18.

In order to register an implement of husbandry, a farmer must bring with him or her:

  • Proof of ownership of the implement of husbandry (see below for acceptable proofs of ownership),
  • A valid Pennsylvania driverís license or Pennsylvania photo identification,
  • Valid proof of insurance for the implement of husbandry, and
  • Applicable fees.

If the implement of husbandry being titled is new or from out-of-state, Form MV-1, "Application for Certificate of Title," must be completed and a Pennsylvania inspection mechanic or an authorized agent, with an "83" dealer identification number or higher, must verify the vehicleís weight and vehicle identification number (VIN). Proof of ownership in the form of a Manufacturer Certificate/Statement of Origin (MCO or MSO), Certificate of Title, Court Order, or Transferable Registration Card for the vehicle, must be provided

If the vehicle was already titled in Pennsylvania, Form MV-4ST, "Pennsylvania Vehicle Sales and Use Tax Return/Application for Registration" must be completed by an authorized agent.

If you must register your implement of husbandry, you must also present proof of insurance for the implement in the form of an insurance card, declaration page or binder of insurance. Form MV-190, "Commercial Implement of Husbandry or Implement of Husbandry Supplemental Application" must also be completed and accompanied by two photos (one rear view and one side view) of the implement of husbandry.

Forms MV-1 and MV-4ST are completed by authorized agents. These authorized agents will be able to complete an application for title and issue you a temporary registration. Some authorized agents are online with PennDOT and are able to issue you a registration plate on the spot. To search for an On-Line Agent in your area, visit PennDOTís Locations Information Center.

Titling and Registering Commercial Implements of Husbandry

A Commercial Implement of Husbandry is an implement of husbandry that:

  • Is a self-propelled vehicle;
  • Is used to perform agricultural production or harvesting activities exclusively on farms other than farms owned or operated by the owner of the implement of husbandry.

Commercial implements of husbandry must be titled and registered in Pennsylvania. The fee for a certificate of title is $50.00. Commercial implements of husbandry must be registered annually. Annual registration fees are $76.50 or one-half the regular fee reflected on Form MV-70S, "Bureau of Motor Vehicles Schedule of Fees," whichever is greater.

In order to register a commercial implement of husbandry, a farmer must bring with him or her:

  • Proof of ownership of the implement of husbandry (see below for acceptable proofs of ownership),
  • A valid Pennsylvania driverís license or photo identification,
  • A valid insurance card for the implement of husbandry, and
  • Applicable fees.

If the commercial implement of husbandry being titled is new or from out-of-state, Form MV-1, "Application for Certificate of Title," must be completed and a Pennsylvania inspection mechanic or an authorized agent, with an "83" dealer identification number or higher, must verify the vehicleís weight and vehicle identification number (VIN). Proof of ownership in the form of a Manufacturer Certificate/Statement of Origin (MCO or MSO), out-of-state certificate of title, Court Order, or Transferable Registration Card for the vehicle, must be provided

If the vehicle was already titled in Pennsylvania, Form MV-4ST, "Pennsylvania Vehicle Sales and Use Tax Return/Application for Registration" must be completed by an authorized agent.

For registration, you must present proof of insurance for the commercial implement of husbandry in the form of an insurance card, declaration page or binder of insurance. Form MV-190, "Commercial Implement of Husbandry or Implement of Husbandry Supplemental Application," must also be completed and accompanied by two photos (one rear view and one side view) of the implement of husbandry.

Forms MV-1 and MV-4ST are completed by authorized agents. These authorized agents will be able to complete an application for title and issue you a temporary registration. Some authorized agents are online with PennDOT and are able to issue you a registration plate on the spot. To search for an On-Line Agent in your area, visit PennDOTís Locations Information Center.

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