Form MV-1S "School Bus/School Vehicle Use Application" - Pennsylvania

What Is Form MV-1S?

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.

Form Details:

  • Released on July 1, 2019;
  • The latest edition provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
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MV-1S (7-19)
SCHOOL BUS/SCHOOL VEHICLE
www dmv pa gov
USE APPLICATION
For Department Use Only
Bureau of Motor Vehicles • P.O. Box 68289 • Harrisburg, PA 17106-8289
This application must be used with Form MV-1 or Form MV-4ST.
School Bus
School Vehicle
New - Complete Sections A, B, C, D (if applicable) and E.
New - Complete Sections A, B, C and E.
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Transfer of Registration Plate - Complete Sections A, B, C and E.
Transfer of Registration Plate - Complete Sections A, B, C and E.
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NOTE: Applicants for School Bus or School Vehicle registration plates owned by private contractors must submit a copy of their current
school contract or letter of acceptance with a qualified school.
A
If vehicle is part of a Pennsylvania fleet, please provide the following:
Equipment Number
Fleet Account Number
Fleet Number
B
C
School Bus - (Seating capacity of 11 or more including the driver.) List the number of passengers, including the driver: _______.
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School Vehicle - (Seating capacity is no more than 10 passengers, including the driver.) List the number of passengers, including
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the driver:_______.
List the number of wheel chair accommodations: ________. NOTE: Each wheelchair accommodation is regarded as four designated
seating positions. School Vehicles cannot have more than 2 wheelchair designated seats. Example: 2 wheelchair positions + 1 passenger
+ 1 driver = 10 total seating capacity.
D
CONTRACT INFORMATION - NOTE: Contract term may include multiple school years but must include the current school year.
Name of School Contract Transportation Service:
Name of Person or Business Contracted to Transport School Students:
Contract Effective Date:
Contract Expiration Date:
OPTIONAL PERSONALIZATION OF SCHOOL VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE - NOTE: Additional $108 fee required.
Personalized School Vehicle registration plate choices may contain up to FIVE letters or numbers in combination. Only one hyphen or space is
permitted as part of the available spaces for personalization. No other special characters are available. Please use capital letters and print clearly.
NOTE: The shaded boxes with a pre-printed letter configuration of "SV" are specific to this registration plate and cannot be changed. These letters will
appear on your personalized registration plate. NOTE: School Bus registration plates may not be personalized.
FIRST CHOICE
SECOND CHOICE
THIRD CHOICE
S
V
S
V
S
V
NOTE: When requesting a numeric character of zero, please show as "Ø" instead of the alpha character "O." Since this is an electronically fillable form,
after printing the form, please be sure any zero is marked with a "/."
F
CERTIFICATION
The signature below hereby certifies under penalty of law that the information contained herein is TRUE and CORRECT. WARNING: Falsification to
authorities is a misdemeanor of the third degree punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and/or imprisonment up to 1 year (18 Pa.C.S. Section 4904[b]).
___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________
Signature
Date
MV-1S (7-19)
SCHOOL BUS/SCHOOL VEHICLE
www dmv pa gov
USE APPLICATION
For Department Use Only
Bureau of Motor Vehicles • P.O. Box 68289 • Harrisburg, PA 17106-8289
This application must be used with Form MV-1 or Form MV-4ST.
School Bus
School Vehicle
New - Complete Sections A, B, C, D (if applicable) and E.
New - Complete Sections A, B, C and E.
r
r
Transfer of Registration Plate - Complete Sections A, B, C and E.
Transfer of Registration Plate - Complete Sections A, B, C and E.
r
r
NOTE: Applicants for School Bus or School Vehicle registration plates owned by private contractors must submit a copy of their current
school contract or letter of acceptance with a qualified school.
A
If vehicle is part of a Pennsylvania fleet, please provide the following:
Equipment Number
Fleet Account Number
Fleet Number
B
C
School Bus - (Seating capacity of 11 or more including the driver.) List the number of passengers, including the driver: _______.
r
School Vehicle - (Seating capacity is no more than 10 passengers, including the driver.) List the number of passengers, including
r
the driver:_______.
List the number of wheel chair accommodations: ________. NOTE: Each wheelchair accommodation is regarded as four designated
seating positions. School Vehicles cannot have more than 2 wheelchair designated seats. Example: 2 wheelchair positions + 1 passenger
+ 1 driver = 10 total seating capacity.
D
CONTRACT INFORMATION - NOTE: Contract term may include multiple school years but must include the current school year.
Name of School Contract Transportation Service:
Name of Person or Business Contracted to Transport School Students:
Contract Effective Date:
Contract Expiration Date:
OPTIONAL PERSONALIZATION OF SCHOOL VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE - NOTE: Additional $108 fee required.
Personalized School Vehicle registration plate choices may contain up to FIVE letters or numbers in combination. Only one hyphen or space is
permitted as part of the available spaces for personalization. No other special characters are available. Please use capital letters and print clearly.
NOTE: The shaded boxes with a pre-printed letter configuration of "SV" are specific to this registration plate and cannot be changed. These letters will
appear on your personalized registration plate. NOTE: School Bus registration plates may not be personalized.
FIRST CHOICE
SECOND CHOICE
THIRD CHOICE
S
V
S
V
S
V
NOTE: When requesting a numeric character of zero, please show as "Ø" instead of the alpha character "O." Since this is an electronically fillable form,
after printing the form, please be sure any zero is marked with a "/."
F
CERTIFICATION
The signature below hereby certifies under penalty of law that the information contained herein is TRUE and CORRECT. WARNING: Falsification to
authorities is a misdemeanor of the third degree punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and/or imprisonment up to 1 year (18 Pa.C.S. Section 4904[b]).
___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________
Signature
Date
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Check the appropriate block that indicates if this is for a School Bus or a School Vehicle and if this is a new application or a transfer of
registration plate application. Complete the designated section for the type of vehicle/application you indicate.
2. Section A: Applicant Information - Provide the vehicle title number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and the name the vehicle is or will be
titled in. NOTE: If vehicle is part of a Pennsylvania fleet, please provide the fleet account number, fleet number and the equipment number.
3. Section B: Vehicle Use - Check the appropriate answer to each of the questions listed.
4. Section C: Seating Capacity - List the seating capacity for the appropriate type of vehicle where indicated. NOTE: The seating capacity is
based on the vehicle’s original design. The removal of seats does NOT alter the original seating capacity design.
5. Section F: Signature - Please sign and date where indicated.
INFORMATION
Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicle: A motor vehicle with motive power, except a low-speed vehicle or trailer, designed to carry 10 persons or
less which is constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operation.
School Bus: A motor vehicle which is designed to carry 11 passengers or more, including the driver; and is used for the transportation of
preprimary, primary or secondary school students to or from public, private or parochial schools or events related to such schools or school-
related activities. This term does not include a motor vehicle used to transport preprimary, primary or secondary school students to or from
public, private or parochial schools or events related to such schools or school-related activities, which is designed to carry 11 to 15 passengers,
including the driver, and which is registered in this commonwealth as a bus prior to March 1, 1993, or a motor vehicle which is designed to carry
11 to 15 passengers, including the driver, which was titled to any public, private or parochial school on or before March 1, 1993, and which is
registered to that public, private or parochial school in this commonwealth as a bus prior to September 15, 1993.
School Vehicle: A motor vehicle, except a motorcycle, designed for carrying no more than ten passengers, including the driver, and used for the
transportation of preprimary, primary or secondary school students while registered by or under contract to a school district or private or
parochial school. The term includes vehicles having chartered, group and party rights under the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and
used exclusively for the transportation of school children.
NOTE: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency charged with enforcing school bus safety laws, has
issued numerous warnings against the use of 11-15 passenger vans. NHTSA has reported at least 71 non-collision van rollovers causing
approximately 126 fatalities. Those accidents included passenger and cargo vans.
Federal regulations do not prohibit the use of vans by schools, but require any van (originally designed to seat more than 10 passengers) sold or
leased for use as a school bus to meet the safety standards applicable to school buses. A dealer selling a new 11-15 passenger van to be used
for school transportation must ensure that the van is certified as meeting all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses.
IF PERSONALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION PLATE
Personalized School Vehicle registration plates may contain up to FIVE letters and numbers in combination. NOTE: A preprinted letter
configuration of “SV” will precede your personalized configuration on your registration plate and cannot be changed.
If a hyphen or space is used as part of the registration configuration, it counts as one of the available spaces for personalization. Only one
hyphen or space is permitted, but not both. NOTE: No additional special characters are available.
Please use capital letters and print clearly. When requesting a numeric character of zero, please show as "Ø" instead of the alpha character
"O." Since this is an electronically fillable form, after printing the form, please be sure any zero is marked with a "/."
PennDOT reserves the right to limit or reject certain requests.
The fee to personalize your School Vehicle registration plate is an additional $108, and the registration on your vehicle must be current in
order for PennDOT to process your request. The additional $108 fee covers the cost of your personalized registration plate order only
and will not renew your vehicle's registration. If your registration has expired or expires in the next three months, please include your
completed renewal application, Form MV-105, "Pennsylvania Registration Renewal Application," or Form MV-140, “Request for Registration,”
or your PA Fleet Invoice and a separate check or money order in the amount of your registration renewal fee or the grand total listed
on your PA Fleet Invoice. Payment is to be made by check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PLEASE DO
NOT SEND CASH.
To check personalized registration plate availability, visit PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov, and select Plate
Availability from the list of services under the Online Services heading. Personalized registration plates will not be reserved until PennDOT
receives payment and a completed application, and approves your requested registration plate configuration [number(s) and/or letter(s)].
Please note that registration plate requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Although a requested registration plate
configuration may show as being available on the website, it is possible that a request for the same registration plate configuration may
have already been submitted by another customer and may not be available when making application.
Allow eight to 10 weeks for delivery.
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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