Leslie S. Richards, Acting Secretary, Department of Transportation
About This Site
Welcome to Pennsylvania's Driver and Vehicle Services website.
This site serves as a virtual service center that enables customers
to complete e-Government services, fill out and print forms, download
fact sheets, find service locations, learn about special programs,
and contact PennDOT with driver and vehicle related questions and
Yet, this is just the beginning! PennDOT plans to continue adding
e-Government services, forms, information, and educational materials
over the next several years.
Since May of 2001, Pennsylvania's citizens have had the opportunity
to renew their driver's licenses, photo IDs, and vehicle registrations
via the Internet. These online services are being offered as one more
way for customers to quickly and efficiently complete driver and
vehicle services. We also refer to these online services as
During the coming months, PennDOT will be adding to the list of
e-Government services that customers may complete online. New
services are chosen based on potential customer impact and customer
feedback. Customer satisfaction continues to be our highest priority
so please let us know what you think about these services. e-Government
services are a way to make life a little easier for the citizens of
The shopping cart is a common part of many online business sites.
A shopping cart allows a customer to keep one or more items in a
temporary storage area ("the shopping cart") until the
customer has finished adding transactions. After all items have
been added to the shopping cart, the customer will be required to
enter credit card information before leaving the site ("checkout").
If a customer leaves the site before the checkout process is completed,
all of the transactions in the shopping cart will be lost, and no
updates will be made to the customer’s driver or vehicle record.
Certain areas of the Driver and Vehicle Services site use non-persistent
cookies. Non-persistent cookies (also called per-session cookies)
are temporary and are automatically discarded when the customer
closes the browser.
The Driver and Vehicle Services website conforms to W3C's "Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0", available at http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505,
level A. Compatibility with these guidelines affords the use of
computer technology to those people with disabilities. We have designed
this site with the interests of a universal audience, to assist
those with disabilities. Our adherence to these guidelines enables
a larger majority of the Commonwealth’s citizens to benefit from
the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s new, online e-Government
This site has been tested with Bobby. Bobby is a tool developed
by CAST (the Center for Applied Special Technology) that analyzes
the accessibility of websites to people with disabilities.
To ensure security, it is recommended that your browser have Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) capability. SSL is technology that creates a
secure environment for the information transferred between your
browser and PennDOT. SSL encrypts all information that you input
before that information is sent to PennDOT. If you do not use an
SSL compatible browser, PennDOT will not be able to process your
request. You must configure your browser to cache SSL pages or you
will not be able to print the credit card receipt.