Obtaining a divorce requires splitting assets obtained during marriage, such as a home or an automobile. In Pennsylvania, a court order is required if you are awarded a vehicle in a divorce and want to remove your ex-spouse from the title. Since the vehicle is already registered in Pennsylvania, the only fee required is the fee for issuing a new title.
Get the original Pennsylvania car title. Use the title to complete the form required to remove an ex-spouse's name from the title. Also, obtain a copy of the court order granting your divorce and the rights to the vehicle.
Visit your local Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) office. Go to the motor vehicle title department.
Give the clerk a copy of your current Pennsylvania car title. Explain that you are removing your ex-spouse's name from the car title and have a court order.
Complete the MV-1 form supplied by the Pennsylvania DOT. This is the "Application for Certificate of Title." This is the required form since a new title must be issued in your name.
Provide a copy of your photo identification. Pennsylvania requires a current driver's license or photo identification card issued by the state, or a U.S. Armed Forces Common Access Card as proof of ID.
Give the clerk your completed application, a copy of your court order or divorce decree, and a check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the $22.50 title fee required. This fee was accurate as of October 2010.
Keep a copy of the title application for your records.
If you have not received your title within six weeks, contact the DOT.
Things You'll Need
Check or money order