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All About: Your Drivers License and ID

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The “All About” section by is here to provide you with a comprehensive look at a specific topic – In this case, Your Drivers License and ID. The following is an extensive list of articles covering all the different aspects of your driver licensing.

List of Driving Schools in Pennsylvania

This page provides a list of on-site driving schools available in Pennsylvania as well as information about available online driving school alternatives.

Pennsylvania DMV Practice Permit Tests offers Pennsylvania specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the pa DMV and a number of practice test options.

How to Renew a Driver's License in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania Driver’s License can be renewed either by mail or online.
Your Pennsylvania driver’s license normally has a validity of four years (two years if you are over 65 years of age) and needs to be renewed before its date of expiration based on when the [[/pa/pennsylvania/drivers-license|license was issued]] or renewed.

Suspended License Information for Pennsylvania

While some motorists regard driving as a basic right, the fact is that operating a motor vehicle is a privilege that must be earned and maintained by demonstrating safe and lawful driving. Under certain circumstances, an individual’s Pennsylvania driver’s license may be suspended or revoked for a specific length of time, depending on the person’s [[/pa/pennsylvania/driving-record|driving record]] or history, and the particular violation(s).


There are a variety of reasons why your Pennsylvania driver’s license might be suspended.

Senior Drivers in Pennsylvania

Information for Senior Drivers in Pennsylvania

In addition to being a convenience and an enjoyable activity for many people, driving is also a symbol of one’s independence. As we age, there are a numerous factors that can affect our driving skills, and hinder our ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

How to Renew/Replace a Motorcycle License in Pennsylvania


A Pennsylvania Motorcycle License can be renewed [ online], by mail or in person at any [[/pa/pennsylvania/dot-location-hours|DOT office]] in the State.

How to Apply for a Pennsylvania Identification Card

The Pennsylvania Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don’t have a valid ID card, driver license or instruction permit from the State or any other jurisdiction. The ID card can be used to prove identity, age, and residence in various situations.

How to Renew a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Pennsylvania

Renewing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Pennsylvania is a relatively simple process compared to [[/pa/pennsylvania/cdl-commercial-drivers-license-application|applying for a new CDL]].


# A renewal notice will be sent to you three months before your CDL expires, indicating when your current CDL will expire.

How to Handle a Change of Address in Pennsylvania

If you are a Pennsylvania resident and have changed addresses or plan to do so in the near future, you must have the address information updated on your license, vehicle registration and title certificate. You are also required to notify your insurance provider of your new address.


You must notify the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) of a change of address within 15 days of moving to a new residence. The process is simple, and can be done by mail or online.

Beginner Drivers in Pennsylvania

A guide for new drivers looking to receive their PA drivers license and start driving. DMV exam info, licensing levels and more

Getting behind the wheel of a car or other motor vehicle is a privilege, and requires a clear understanding of the rules of the road, along with the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Information for Disabled Drivers in Pennsylvania

Information for Disabled Drivers in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, drivers certified by licensed health personnel to have impaired mobility or a condition which substantially interferes with mobility may qualify for “Disabled” status.

You are also considered a disabled driver if you
* Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping or if you need the support of a brace, cane, crutch, wheelchair or another person.
* Do not have full use of an arm or both arms.
* Have restricted walking due to arthritis, neurological or orthopedic conditions.
* Suffer from lung disease such an extent that the per

Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Pennsylvania Driver's License or ID Card

If your Pennsylvania driver’s license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Driver License Center.

===Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated Pennsylvania driver’s license or identification card:===

You can apply for a duplicate license or identification card by mail or in person. To apply by mail follow the same instructions as given for out-of-state residents.