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Renew Your Driver's License

A Pennsylvania driver's license is valid for four years, expiring on the day after the driver's birthday. PennDOT sends an Invitation to Renew (DL60A/DL60R) to each driver three months prior to license expiration. Individuals age 65 or older have the option of renewing their license every two years, instead of standard four years.  

NOTE: Non-commercial drivers have the option to renew online, providing there are no corrections or changes other than a change of address.

*If you have not reconciled an outstanding sanction(s) in another state(s), PennDOT is unable to issue you any driver's license product. For more information, please see the National Driver Register Fact Sheet (PDF).

Process:

Step 1:
Receive an Invitation to Renew (DL60A/DL60R) or obtain Form DL-143 (PDF).

Step 2:
Return completed application with a check or money order made payable to PennDOT in the amount indicated on the form. Cash or credit/debit cards cannot be accepted.

Step 3: 

Individuals who renew their driver's license or ID beginning May 10, 2020 will receive a new product using the current photo of that individual that exist in our system. No camera cards will be issued to these individuals.  

Product will be mailed within 15 days. The renewal process is complete when customers receive their final product in the mail. 

NOTE: Individuals who renewed their license or ID on or before May 10 will receive a camera card in the mail. These individuals will still need to visit a PennDOT Photo License Center or Driver License Center upon reopening to obtain an updated photo.  

If you received a camera card, take it along with appropriate identification to any Photo Center to receive new digitized driver's license. You may be asked to verify the last four digits of your social security number. 

This change in the renewal process is a mitigation effort to reduce the spread COVID-19 and keep both our customers and our employees safe as PennDOT reopens driver license and photo license centers. This measure will assist social distancing at all centers by reducing the number of individuals who need to visit a center. 

PennDOT uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology when an individual has their photo taken for their driver's license/identification card renewal. 

Customer demand for photo services is greatest the first and last 2 days of each month. Customer wait times are shorter on all other days. 

Acceptable forms of signature identification include: 

  • Pennsylvania Driver's License or Photo ID Card 
  • Documents: Passport, Citizenship or Naturalization or Weapons Permit 
  • Photographic ID: Military, Bank, Employee, School or Out-of-State License; or 
  • Non-Photo: We may be able to serve you when providing a Voter's Registration, Medicare Card, PA Learner's Permit or Temporary Driver's License or Vehicle Registration.