2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 75 - VEHICLES
Chapter 13 - Registration of Vehicles
1302 - Vehicles exempt from registration.

     § 1302.  Vehicles exempt from registration.
        The following types of vehicles are exempt from registration:
            (1)  Any vehicle used in conformance with the provisions
        of this chapter relating to dealers, persons registered under
        any of the miscellaneous motor vehicle business classes or
        nonresidents.
            (2)  Any implement of husbandry, trailer or semitrailer
        determined by the department to be used exclusively for
        agricultural operations and only infrequently operated upon
        highways. Vehicles exempt from registration under this
        paragraph shall be used exclusively upon a farm or farms
        owned or operated by the owner of the vehicle or upon
        highways between:
                (i)  Parts of one such farm.
                (ii)  Such farms located not more than 25 miles
            apart.
                (iii)  Such farm or farms and a place of business
            located within a radius of 25 miles from such farm or
            farms for the purpose of buying or selling agricultural
            commodities or supplies or for delivery, repair or
            servicing of the vehicle.
            (3)  Any self-propelled golf cart used for the
        transportation of persons engaged in the game of golf while
        crossing any public highway during any game of golf.
            (4)  Any vehicle moved by special permit as provided for
        in sections 4965 (relating to single permits for multiple
        highway crossings), 4966 (relating to permit for movement of
        quarry equipment), and 4970(a) (relating to permit for
        movement of construction equipment).
            (5)  Any vehicle registered and displaying plates issued
        in a foreign country by the armed forces of the United States
        for a period of 45 days from the date of the return of the
        owner to the United States.
            (6)  Any vehicle owned by a resident legally required to
        be registered in another state based and used principally
        outside of this Commonwealth.
            (7)  Any vehicle moved solely by human or animal power.
            (8)  (Deleted by amendment).
            (9)  Any mobile home or modular housing unit.
            (10)  Any farm vehicle used exclusively upon a farm or
        farms owned or operated by the owner of the vehicle.
                (i)  Type I--Such a farm vehicle which does not
            qualify as a motor carrier vehicle may be driven upon
            highways only from sunrise to sunset. However, a farm
            vehicle which qualifies as a motor carrier vehicle and
            displays a currently valid certificate of inspection may
            be driven upon highways without any restriction as to
            time. Such a farm vehicle may only be driven on highways
            between:
                    (A)  Parts of one such farm.
                    (B)  Such farms located not more than 25 miles
                apart.
                    (C)  Such farm or farms and a place of business
                located within a radius of 25 miles from such farm or
                farms for the purpose of buying or selling
                agricultural commodities or supplies.
                    (D)  Such farm or farms and a place of business
                located within a radius of 50 miles from such farm or
                farms for the purpose of repair or servicing of the
                farm vehicle.
                (ii)  Type II--Such a farm vehicle which does qualify
            as a motor carrier vehicle and which does not display a
            currently valid certificate of inspection may be driven
            upon highways only from sunrise to sunset and between:
                    (A)  Parts of one such farm.
                    (B)  Such farms located not more than ten miles
                apart.
                    (C)  Such farm or farms and a place of business
                located within a radius of ten miles from such farm
                or farms for the purpose of buying or selling
                agricultural commodities or supplies.
                    (D)  Such farm or farms and a place of business
                located within a radius of 25 miles from such farm or
                farms for the purpose of repair or servicing of the
                farm vehicle.
                (iii)  A biennial certificate of exemption shall be
            required for such a farm vehicle.
                (iv)  The owner of the farm vehicle shall maintain
            such minimum levels of liability insurance coverage on
            the vehicle as are required to be maintained under
            Chapter 17 (relating to financial responsibility) by
            owners of registered motor vehicles. The owner shall
            satisfy the requirements of this subparagraph if the
            minimum amounts of liability insurance coverage for the
            farm vehicle have been provided under farm liability
            insurance coverage maintained generally by the owner.
            Coverage prescribed in Subchapter B of Chapter 17 shall
            not be required to be maintained or provided for the farm
            vehicle.
            (11)  Any trailer or semitrailer, including but not
        limited to non-self-propelled special mobile equipment, to be
        used primarily for off highway use and only operated
        incidentally upon the highway.
            (12)  Any military vehicle used for training by a
        private, nonprofit, tax exempt military educational
        institution when such vehicle does not travel on public roads
        in excess of one mile and the property on both sides of the
        public road is owned by the institution.
            (13)  Any oversized or overweight vehicle which may be
        moved or operated only under a permit and without a load
        pursuant to section 4961(a) (relating to authority to issue
        permits) and 4962(f) (relating to when loads permitted).
            (14)  Any vehicle used for golf course or resort
        maintenance when such vehicle does not travel on public roads
        in excess of one mile and the property on both sides of the
        public road is owned by said golf course or resort.
            (15)  Any motor vehicle being towed.
            (16)  Any trailer registered in another state towed by a
        motor vehicle registered in this Commonwealth provided:
                (i)  the owner has as many trailers registered in
            this Commonwealth as combinations so registered; or
                (ii)  the towing vehicle is being operated under a
            permanent lease to a person meeting the requirements of
            subparagraph (i).
            (17)  Any multipurpose agricultural vehicle. Vehicles
        exempt from registration under this paragraph shall be used
        exclusively upon a farm or farms owned or operated by the
        owner of the vehicles or upon highways between:
                (i)  Parts of one such farm.
                (ii)  Such farms located not more than two miles
            apart.
            (18)  Any farm and garden vehicle under 20 horsepower
        driven incidentally upon a highway, as determined by the
        department.
            (19)  A tow dolly.
            (20)  An electric personal assistive mobility device.
            (21)  Special mobile equipment engaged in construction
        activities within one mile of an active construction site
        where the vehicle is being used. Unregistered vehicles used
        under this paragraph shall be required to meet lighting and
        other requirements of special mobile equipment. This
        exemption shall not apply to tracked vehicles.
     (July 20, 1979, P.L.168, No.55, eff. imd.; Feb. 15, 1980,
     P.L.12, No.8, eff. imd.; July 11, 1980, P.L.550, No.113, eff. 60
     days; Oct. 10, 1980, P.L.791, No.147, eff. imd.; Mar. 7, 1982,
     P.L.152, No.49, eff. imd.; June 23, 1982, P.L.605, No.171, eff.
     imd.; July 10, 1984, P.L.679, No.146, eff. 60 days; July 11,
     1985, P.L.204, No.52, eff. 90 days; July 11, 1985, P.L.220,
     No.56, eff. 60 days; Dec. 12, 1986, P.L.1562, No.170, eff. 60
     days; Aug. 5, 1991, P.L.238, No.26, eff. imd.; Dec. 18, 1992,
     P.L.1411, No.174, eff. 60 days; May 20, 1993, P.L.30, No.10,
     eff. 60 days; Dec. 7, 1994, P.L.820, No.115, eff. 60 days; July
     6, 1995, P.L.246, No.30, eff. imd.; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1126,
     No.151, eff. 60 days; July 4, 2002, P.L.692, No.105, eff. 60
     days; Dec. 1, 2004, P.L.1767, No.228, eff. 60 days)

        2004 Amendment.  Act 228 added par. (21).
        2002 Amendment.  Act 105 added par. (20).
        1998 Amendment.   Act 151 deleted par. (8) and amended par.
     (18).
        1995 Amendment.  Act 30 amended par. (10). See section 5 of
     Act 30 in the appendix to this title for special provisions
     relating to equipment standards and inspection criteria.
        Cross References.  Section 1302 is referred to in section
     2105 of this title.

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