A Pennsylvania driver's license is valid for four years expiring on the day after the driverís birth date. PennDOT automatically sends an ďInvitation to RenewĒ (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.
*If you have not reconciled an outstanding sanction(s) in another state(s), PennDOT is unable to issue you any driverís license product. For more information, please see the National Driver Register Fact Sheet.
Step 1: Receive an Invitation to Renew (DL60A/DL60R) or obtain Form DL-143.
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: A camera card will be mailed, and you should receive it within seven to ten working days after form is processed.
Step 4: Once you receive your 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.
PennDOT uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology when an individual has their photo taken for their driver's license/identification card renewal.
Please note that 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: Driverís License or Photo ID Card;
- Documents: Passport, Citizenship or Naturalization or Weaponís 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 Voterís Registration, Medicare Card, PA Learnerís Permit or Temporary Driverís License or Vehicle Registration.