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Office hours and availability vary by location and/or day. Customer service representatives are available by phone 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Harrisburg Driver & Vehicle Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to noon. Driver License Centers are open Tuesday through Saturday with hours generally 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Directions to each site and their hours may be verified by going to Locate a Service Center. Messenger Services are open extended hours determined by each site.
The renewal may be mailed to:
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Legal transfer of vehicle ownership occurs when both the seller and purchaser, sign the Pennsylvania title in front of a notary public. You will need to disclose purchase price information and mileage (excluding trailers) (Form MV-4ST) at the time of transfer. The purchaser is required to submit the title transfer documentation to PennDOT within 20 days of the notarization.
If the Police do not investigate an accident and someone has died or been injured, or if a vehicle must be towed, send a Driver's Accident Report (Form AA-600) within 5 days to:
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Individuals who possess a valid foreign driver's license from their country are authorized to drive in Pennsylvania for up to one year from their date of entry into the United States, or upon expiration of their foreign license, whichever comes first. International driving permits are strongly recommended, but not required.
The Department of Transportation maintains a driving record for every licensed driver in Pennsylvania. Points are added to a driving record when a driver is found guilty of certain driving (moving) violations. The purpose of the point system is to help improve driving habits and to ensure safe driving. The Department begins to take corrective actions when a driving record reaches 6 or more points. 'The Pennsylvania Point System' brochure (Pub 472) is now available for downloading on this website.
Download the Social Security Number Fact Sheet for more information.
Please reference Pennsylvania’s Young Driver Law Fact Sheet, where you can learn more about such issues a young driver laws and some basics of safe driving.
For information about Pennsylvania’s motor vehicle insurance requirements, download the Insurance Law Fact Sheet.
For more information about DLC, download the DLC Fact Sheet.
The PennDOT publication, United States Armed Forces Personnel Rights and Privileges (Pub176), is now available for downloading on this website.
You will need the name of your insurance company, your policy number, the policy effective date, and the policy expiration date. This information is located on your insurance card.
Every insurance company licensed to conduct business in Pennsylvania has been issued a National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) number. This number appears on most, but not all insurance cards. If you are not sure where the code is on your insurance card, you should contact your insurance agent for additional information. Please note that you do not need your NAIC code to renew your vehicle registration online.
Yes. You are asked during the renewal process if you wish to donate $1.00.
The ODTF is the Organ Donation Awareness Trust Fund. Your $1.00 contribution will help support educational programs throughout the state to heighten understanding about organ, tissue, and corneal donation.
For further information on the ODTF please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.
Yes. You are asked during the renewal process if you wish to donate $3.00.
VTF is the Veterans' Trust Fund. Your $3.00 contribution will help to provide care and aid for Pennsylvania's Veterans.