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Drivers in Pennsylvania are required to apply for drivers license in order to legally operate a motor vehicle on the public roads and highways within the state. Before beginning with the drivers license application process, you need to get a copy of the Pennsylvania Driver's Manual and go through a physical examination. You will also need to fulfill several other requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
A Pennsylvania Driver’s License can be renewed either by mail or online.
==WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE==
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.
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).
==REASONS FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS==
There are a variety of reasons why your Pennsylvania driver’s license might be suspended.
You can apply for a motorcycle permit and license at any [[/pa/pennsylvania/dot-location-hours|DOT office]] in Pennsylvania.
==HOW TO RENEW YOUR MOTORCYCLE LICENSE==
A Pennsylvania Motorcycle License can be renewed [http://www.dmv.com/redirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dot4.state.pa.us%2Fdriver_services%2Fdllogin.jsp online], by mail or in person at any [[/pa/pennsylvania/dot-location-hours|DOT office]] in the State.
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.
If your Pennsylvania commercial driver’s license (CDL) is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement license.
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]].
==PROCEDURES FOR RENEWING YOUR COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE==
# A renewal notice will be sent to you three months before your CDL expires, indicating when your current CDL will expire.
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.
==REPORTING A CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO THE DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION==
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.
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.
There are various veterans benefits in the state of Pennsylvania.