Renewing Your Pennsylvania Driver License
Drivers may renew drivers license information when they receive an Invitation to Renew from the PA Department of Motor Vehicles (PennDOT).
Renewing Pennsylvania drivers license credentials is an important task for motorists in the state ...
who wish to maintain their driving privileges. Drivers license renewal applications are taken care of through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT). You can contact the PA Department of Transportation if you have any concerns about the status of your license, such as any restrictions or suspension notices on your license.
When you need to renew drivers license credentials, you will receive a renewal notice titled the “Invitation to Renew” in the mail three months before your driver’s license expiration date from the Pennsylvania DOT. In Pennsylvania, you have the options of renewing online, through mail, or at the DMV. Most renewal methods are accessible to all drivers, although the online transaction requires drivers to have an in-state address listed on the Pennsylvania driving documents and a photo on the driving credentials.
When learning how to renew drivers license documents through the mail, you need complete the Non-Commercial Driver's License Application For Renewal and return it to the address listed on the form with a money order or check made out to PennDOT. In order to renew drivers license online, you must make sure the information listed with the DOT is current, and you cannot have a license that is out of date by six months or more. An online DMV license renewal requires your current PA license to have a photo on it. If you meet these requirements for the online transaction, you must have you your driver’s license number, date of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security Number and a credit or debit card for the renewal fee on hand.
Your license is only valid for four years, so you must make sure to renew it by your date of birth during the year of expiration. To avoid driving with an expired drivers license, you make sure that you renew before the expiration date. If you are 65 years of age or older, you can complete this transaction every two years instead of every four years. If you need to complete an address change during your renewal, you can do this online, by mail or at a participating DoT location. Which over method you choose for renewal, you must make sure to pay the driving license renewal fee with an accepted method of payment.
In the event that your driver’s license is lost and you know it will be expiring soon, it is best to go ahead and renew your drivers license instead of replacing your license with a new one. To find out if you need to apply for a duplicate license, you can contact your local PA DOT office. Read More