FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2020
Services Available at Additional PennDOT Driver License and Photo License
Centers in Yellow Phase Counties
Also Offering Designated Hours
for Customers 60 and Older
Ė The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today
that beginning May 9, 2020, additional Driver License and Photo License
Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen, adhering to restrictions on
work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania
Department of Health.
These re-openings are in
addition to those previously announced
on May 7, 2020.
Beginning Saturday, May 9, the
following Driver License Centers will reopen with limited services:
Driver and Photo License Center, 68 Chestnut St, Bradford;
Driver and Photo License Center, Clearfield Mall, 1800 Daisy Street.
Unit 380, Clearfield;
Driver and Photo License Center, 16942 Patricia Drive, Meadville;
Driver and Photo License Center, 519B Greenville Road, Mercer;
Driver and Photo License Center, 60 Chiola Lane, Suite 101, Towanda;
Castle Driver and Photo License Center, 973 Old Youngstown Road, New
Driver and Photo License Center, 547 West Mahoning Street,
Driver and Photo License Center, 812 West College Avenue, Pleasant
Hours of operation at the above locations
will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM and Wednesday
and Thursday between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM will be designated times for
customers 60 years or older.
As the Driver License Centers
open, they will offer limited services. Customers will be able to obtain
the following services as they plan their visit to one of these centers:
Driver License (CDL) transactions, including renewals, replacements,
Medical Examinerís Certificates (MECs), date of proof transactions, Hazardous
Material Recertifications, and related transactions;
issuance transactions, including out-of-state transfers, ID card
issuance, and related transactions;
license restoration services that cannot be completed online or via
citizen transaction processing.
The following Photo License
Centers will open on starting May 9:
308 Railroad Street, Danville, PA 17821, Fridays and Saturdays
from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM;
Main Street, Laporte, PA 18626; Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 AM to
130 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837; Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30
AM to 4:15 PM;
1 Outlet Lane, Suite 312, Lock Haven, PA 17745; Wednesday and Saturday
from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM; and
668 Elm Street, Tionesta, PA 16353; Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 AM
to 4:15 PM.
The following Photo License
Center will open on Monday, May 11:
1203 East Dubois Avenue, Suite 2, Dubois, PA 15801; Monday through
Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Photo License Centers process
photos only, and individuals must have a camera card for this service.
For a list of driver license and
photo license centers that will be open during the yellow phase, as well as
their hours of operation, please visit www.dmv.pa.gov.
Customers seeking renewal of
their non-commercial license or ID should renew online or by mail to avoid
an unnecessary visit to the Driver License Center.
In an effort to support social
distancing and reduce initial volume and demand at driver license centers,
the following customer services will not be initially available:
ID applications and transactions, however, pre-verified customers can
apply for REAL ID online; and
or services that can be completed online at www.dmv.pa.gov.
In all reopened driver license
centers, the following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place:
will be prescreened and asked brief questions regarding any potential
symptoms of COVID-19;
will be required to wear masks while in the facility, but must remove
them for any photo services;
will be reduced at all Driver License Centers to make social
distancing easier to maintain six feet distances between each
number of customers will be limited to correspond with available
counter stations and available seating in the customer waiting area
to the facility will be limited to only the customer requiring
service, unless assistance is needed by an accompanying person;
sneeze guards have been installed at each counter to protect customers
protocols have been enhanced to sanitize facilities on an ongoing
on floors have been added to assist with social distancing along with
signage to communicate special instructions to customers.
As PennDOT reopens Driver
License and Photo License Centers, services will be in high demand, and
customers should expect longer than normal waits. PennDOT staff will work
with each customer when they arrive to plan their visit, with additional
staff serving as greeters to screen documents and provide information for a
smooth and safe transaction as possible. PennDOT apologizes for this
inconvenience and appreciates customersí understanding during this
Customers may continue to
complete various transactions and access multiple resources online at www.dmv.pa.gov.
Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days
a week and include driver's license, photo ID and vehicle registration
renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and
vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or
vehicle insurance restoration fee; and driver license and photo ID
duplicates. There are no additional fees for using online services.
PennDOT will continue to evaluate
these processes and will continue to reopen other locations as soon as
safely possible. We will continue to communicate any reopening and changes
with the public.
More COVID-19 information is
available at www.health.pa.gov.
For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov
Diego Sandino, 717-645-8296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EDITORíS NOTE: Media
are encouraged to honor the following guidelines to protect PennDOTís
Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers customers and employees.
refrain from entering a driver license center or photo center to
photograph, record or interview PennDOT staff or customers. Please use
the media contact information above if you should have additional
questions or requests.
social distancing guidelines, remaining at least six feet away from
any other individual.
the wishes of PennDOT customers who do not want to be photographed,
recorded, or approached outside our locations.
all questions to the Media Contact or PennDOT Press Office, as Driver
License Center staff will be focused on assisting customers.
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