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PennDOT extends expiration dates on license, registration

Dates moved back because of COVID-19 closures.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — UPDATE (March 30):  

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Deadlines on the following products will be extended effective March 27, 2020:

  • Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.
  • Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.
  • Persons with Disabilities parking placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.

These extensions are in addition to those announced on March 16.

Additionally, all Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers and the Harrisburg Riverfront Office Center in Pennsylvania are closed for counter service until further notice effective close of business on Monday, March 16

As a reminder, customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, 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; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

More COVID-19 information is available at www.health.pa.gov. For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov or www.PennDOT.gov.

SOURCE: PennDOT

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PREVIOUSLY: FOX43 talked to officials at PennDOT to answer question many viewers have been asking about expiring driver's licenses and car inspection stickers.

PennDOT Press Secretary Alexis Campbell said do not worry.

Under Governor Tom Wolf's order, all expiration dates for licenses, I.D. cards, vehicle registrations, and inspections and emissions stickers, and persons with disabilities parking placards will be extended.

Any of those items that expire between March 17 and March 31 will now expire on April 30.

Campbell said PennDOT will reevaluate the situation if closures of drivers license centers and photo license centers lasts longer than April 30.

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Some renewals and transactions can be completed online via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov..

There's no additional fee.

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; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling.

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