Pennsylvania DMV

Pennsylvania DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the Pennsylvania DMV office near me.

About DMV Locations

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is the state agency that manages vehicle and driver services. For driver services, visit a PennDOT Driver License Center or a Photo License Center, which are located throughout the state. The services and hours of operation vary by location, so check with your local office before you visit.

To register and title your vehicle in Pennsylvania, you must first complete an application. Most vehicles manufactured after 2008 need to be certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Bring this information to the PennDOT center, along with your driver's license, proof of insurance, and other required documentation, in order to complete the process.

To obtain a new driver's license in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 16 years old. Initially, all new drivers must apply for a learner's permit. Visit a Driver License Center with your completed application and fee, a physical exam form signed by a doctor, proof of identity and residency, and your Social Security card. You will also need to pass the vision and written knowledge tests, and minors will need to have parental consent. Once you have received a learner's permit, drivers over the age of 18 can schedule a road test. Minors must wait at least six months and complete 65 hours of driving, including some at night and in bad weather, before they can apply for a full license.