Form MV-39 "Notification of Assignment/Correction of Vehicle Title Upon Death of Owner" - Pennsylvania

What Is Form MV-39?

This is a legal form that was released by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation - a government authority operating within Pennsylvania. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on April 1, 2018;
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MV-39 (4-18)
NOTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENT/CORRECTION
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OF VEHICLE TITLE UPON DEATH OF OWNER
For Department Use Only
Bureau of Motor Vehicles • 1101 South Front Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104
Please read ALL information on reverse side before completing form.
A
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Title Number
Make of Vehicle
Vehicle Identification Number
Registration Plate Number
B
INFORMANT
Last Name (or Full Business Name)
First Name
Middle Name
PA DL/Photo ID#
Date of Birth
or Bus. ID#
Street Address
City
Zip
State
C
CHECK APPLICABLE BLOCK
o
o
1.
Ownership is being transferred to or by
4.
Ownership is being titled in the estate.
Surviving Spouse - who is co-owner
o
5.
Ownership is being transferred to or by all heirs. List all heirs in Section D.
o
2.
Ownership is being transferred to or by
o
6.
Ownership is being transferred to or by Surviving Spouse or adult
a Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship.
child(ren) to whom vehicle is given by decedent’s will which is not
o
3.
Ownership is being transferred to or by
to be probated.
Surviving Spouse - who is not co-owner.
D HEIRS -
List name, signature (Part II only), address, relationship and age of all heirs. (In conjunction with Assignment of Title)
I
NAME(S) List heirs signing attached title
ADDRESS
RELATIONSHIP
AGE
I/We certify that I/we, together with the above person(s) who have executed the assignment block on the title constitute all of the heirs of the
decedent and hereby join in the transfer of ownership of the above described vehicle to the person(s) indicated in the assignment block on the title.
II
ADDRESS
NAME(S) Heirs not signing attached title
SIGNATURE
RELATIONSHIP
AGE
X
X
X
X
E NOTARIZATION
F AFFIDAVIT OF PAYMENT DEBTS
-
Required if Section D and/or F is completed.
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN
TO BEFORE ME:
MONTH
DAY
YEAR
I hereby state under oath that all debts of the
decedent have been paid.
SIGNATURE OF PERSON ADMINISTERING OATH
S
T
DO NOT NOTARIZE UNLESS
________________________________________________________
A
SIGNED IN PRESENCE OF NOTARY
Signature of Surviving Spouse or Adult Heir
M
P
G PROOF OF DEATH - (Check one)
Original Death Certificate need not be attached if No. 3 below is completed by attending physician or funeral director.
o
o
1.
Original Certificate of Death (must be attached)
2.
Original Certificate of Death from Department of Defense (must be attached)
o
3.
I certify that _____________________________________________________________________ died on __________________________
Name of Decedent
Date
______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
Printed Name of Attending Physician or Funeral Director
Signature of Attending Physician or Funeral Director
H VEHICLE INSURANCE INFORMATION -
If vehicle is to be registered.
Insurance Company Name
Policy Effective Date
Policy Number
Policy Expiration Date
I
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I/We state that I/we have read and signed this form after its completion, and I/we swear or affirm that the statements made herein are TRUE and CORRECT, and that any
statement made on or pursuant to this form is subject to the penalties of 18 Pa.C.S. Section 4903(a)(2)(relating to false swearing), which shall include punishment of a fine
not exceeding $5,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than two years, or both.
In addition, if vehicle is to be registered, I/we acknowledge that I/we may lose my/our operating privilege or vehicle registration for failure to maintain financial responsibility
on the currently registered vehicle for the period of registration.
(
)
Informant Signature __________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number ___________________
MV-39 (4-18)
NOTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENT/CORRECTION
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OF VEHICLE TITLE UPON DEATH OF OWNER
For Department Use Only
Bureau of Motor Vehicles • 1101 South Front Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104
Please read ALL information on reverse side before completing form.
A
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Title Number
Make of Vehicle
Vehicle Identification Number
Registration Plate Number
B
INFORMANT
Last Name (or Full Business Name)
First Name
Middle Name
PA DL/Photo ID#
Date of Birth
or Bus. ID#
Street Address
City
Zip
State
C
CHECK APPLICABLE BLOCK
o
o
1.
Ownership is being transferred to or by
4.
Ownership is being titled in the estate.
Surviving Spouse - who is co-owner
o
5.
Ownership is being transferred to or by all heirs. List all heirs in Section D.
o
2.
Ownership is being transferred to or by
o
6.
Ownership is being transferred to or by Surviving Spouse or adult
a Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship.
child(ren) to whom vehicle is given by decedent’s will which is not
o
3.
Ownership is being transferred to or by
to be probated.
Surviving Spouse - who is not co-owner.
D HEIRS -
List name, signature (Part II only), address, relationship and age of all heirs. (In conjunction with Assignment of Title)
I
NAME(S) List heirs signing attached title
ADDRESS
RELATIONSHIP
AGE
I/We certify that I/we, together with the above person(s) who have executed the assignment block on the title constitute all of the heirs of the
decedent and hereby join in the transfer of ownership of the above described vehicle to the person(s) indicated in the assignment block on the title.
II
ADDRESS
NAME(S) Heirs not signing attached title
SIGNATURE
RELATIONSHIP
AGE
X
X
X
X
E NOTARIZATION
F AFFIDAVIT OF PAYMENT DEBTS
-
Required if Section D and/or F is completed.
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN
TO BEFORE ME:
MONTH
DAY
YEAR
I hereby state under oath that all debts of the
decedent have been paid.
SIGNATURE OF PERSON ADMINISTERING OATH
S
T
DO NOT NOTARIZE UNLESS
________________________________________________________
A
SIGNED IN PRESENCE OF NOTARY
Signature of Surviving Spouse or Adult Heir
M
P
G PROOF OF DEATH - (Check one)
Original Death Certificate need not be attached if No. 3 below is completed by attending physician or funeral director.
o
o
1.
Original Certificate of Death (must be attached)
2.
Original Certificate of Death from Department of Defense (must be attached)
o
3.
I certify that _____________________________________________________________________ died on __________________________
Name of Decedent
Date
______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
Printed Name of Attending Physician or Funeral Director
Signature of Attending Physician or Funeral Director
H VEHICLE INSURANCE INFORMATION -
If vehicle is to be registered.
Insurance Company Name
Policy Effective Date
Policy Number
Policy Expiration Date
I
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND CERTIFICATION
I/We state that I/we have read and signed this form after its completion, and I/we swear or affirm that the statements made herein are TRUE and CORRECT, and that any
statement made on or pursuant to this form is subject to the penalties of 18 Pa.C.S. Section 4903(a)(2)(relating to false swearing), which shall include punishment of a fine
not exceeding $5,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than two years, or both.
In addition, if vehicle is to be registered, I/we acknowledge that I/we may lose my/our operating privilege or vehicle registration for failure to maintain financial responsibility
on the currently registered vehicle for the period of registration.
(
)
Informant Signature __________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number ___________________
GENERAL INFORMATION
• A person authorized to complete this form (Informant) would be a Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship, a surviving spouse, or if there is no spouse,
an adult child of the decedent or if there are no such children, a parent, or the executor or administrator of the estate. The informant whose name
appears in Section B must always sign in Section I. In addition, if vehicle is to be registered, Section H must also be completed.
• If an executor or administrator has been appointed or if a court order is issued under family exemption or small estate procedure, THIS FORM IS
NOT REQUIRED unless the vehicle is to be titled in the name of the estate. Otherwise, attach a Short Form Certificate to assigned title. (A Short
Form Certificate is issued by the Register of Wills when an executor or administrator is appointed.)
• Informant must sign as name(s) appears and list driver’s license number and telephone number in spaces provided.
• If the vehicle is in the name of a company/corporation, the signature of an authorized representative is required; however, the authorized
representative is not required to list his/her driver’s license number.
• Telephone number will be used only if there is problem with your application.
• Mail completed application to: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 1101 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.
• If this application is processed, and requested title, registration (or both) are not received due to loss in the mail, you may apply for free duplicate
title on Form MV-38O, and free replacement of registration on Form MV-44 within 90 days of the date or original issuance.
INSTRUCTIONS
(TITLE MUST BE ATTACHED)
Block 1 or Block 2 (Section C) - Surviving spouse who is co-owner or Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship
• Complete Sections A, B, C, G, H (if the vehicle will be registered) and I.
• Title must be assigned only if vehicle is being transferred by surviving spouse (or joint tenant) to another person.
** Form MV-4ST is required if title is assigned.
• Title fee is required except when transfer is to a surviving spouse.
• Registration transfer fee is not required if title is to be issued in surviving co-owner’s name. Current registration will automatically be placed in the
name of surviving owner. Vehicle insurance information (insurance company name, policy number, policy effective date and policy expiration date)
is required, if the vehicle will be registered.
Block 3 (Section C) - No Will - Surviving spouse who is not co-owner
• Complete Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and I.
• Surviving spouse and all adult children must assign title [along with surviving co-owner(s), if any]. All heirs must enter their names, address,
relationship and age in Section D. When more than two (2) persons must assign title, use Section D (Part II) for additional signatures.
* All signatures in Section D and F must be notarized.
** Form MV-4ST is required.
• Title fee is required except when transfer is to a surviving spouse.
• Registration transfer fee and all other applicable fees are required. Registration plate is transferable only as provided under Section 1314 of the
Vehicle Code. Decedent’s registration card should be attached. Vehicle insurance information must be listed on Form MV-4ST, Section F.
Block 4 (Section C) - Vehicle to be titled in name of Estate
• Complete Sections A, B, C, G, H (if the vehicle will be registered) and I.
• Registration may be renewed once by the executor or administrator; or without limit by the spouse, parent, or child who was a member of the
decedent’s household pending court approval of the final account, if any.
• Title fee is required. Assignment of title not required.
• Registration transfer fee is not required. Current registration will automatically be placed in the name of the estate.
• Vehicle insurance information is required, if the vehicle will be registered.
Block 5 (Section C) - No Will - No Surviving Spouse
• Complete Sections A, B, C, D, E, G, and I.
• All heirs, including guardians of minor heirs, must assign title and enter their name, address, relationship and age in Section D. When more than
two (2) persons must assign the title use Section D (Part II) for additional signature(s). *All Signatures must be notarized.
** Form MV-4ST is required.
• Title fee is required.
• Applicable registration fees required. If transferring registration in accordance with Section 1314 of the Vehicle Code, decedent’s registration card
should be attached. Vehicle insurance information must be listed on Form MV-4ST, Section F, if the vehicle will be registered.
Block 6 (Section C)
• Complete Sections A, B, C, G, and I.
• Copy of the decedent’s will must be attached.
** Title must be assigned and Form MV-4ST is required.
• Title fee is required except when transfer is to a surviving spouse.
• Registration transfer fee and all other applicable fees are required. Registration plate is transferable only as provided under Section 1314 of the
Vehicle Code. Decedent’s registration card should be attached. Vehicle insurance information must be listed on Form MV-4ST, Section F.
NOTE: * If all heirs cannot appear before same Notary or attesting officer, attach additional notarized statement(s) listing vehicle information as it
appears in Section A, name(s) of person(s) to whom vehicle is being transferred, and signature(s) of heir(s).
** Complete Form MV-1 if vehicle is not currently titled in Pennsylvania.
Visit us at www.dmv.pa.gov or call us at 717-412-5300. TTY callers — please dial 711 to reach us.
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