Replacing a Lost License in Pennsylvania
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1. Start Your Quote:The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) takes the wince out of losing a license by making the replacement process fast and simple. You don't even need to go to a Driver License Center―the whole transaction is handled by mail. You will, however, need to visit a notary when you sign the application form.
- Complete a Noncommercial Driver's License Application for Change/Correction/Replacement in either blue or black ink. Make sure it's notarized.
- Include a check or money order for duplicate license fee (see fee chart at bottom of application). If it is needed, you will be sent a camera card―which will serve as a temporary license―and you'll have 60 days to visit a Photo License Center to have a photo snapped for your new license.
- PA Department of Transportation
- Bureau of Driver Licensing
- P.O. Box 68272
- Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272
Though not mandatory, notifying the police of your lost license is strongly suggested. In the rare chance that it is found and illegally used by some treacherous cad, you can spare yourself some hard questioning by law enforcement officials.
If you lose your driver's license while out of state or out of country, you can get a replacement by completing a Noncommercial Driver's License Application for Change/Correction/Replacement and submitting it, with the appropriate fee, by mail to the address above.
Your new license will be mailed to the address on your current license, so you'll need to have someone forward it to you when it arrives there.
If you are in the military or are an employee of the state or federal government, the Bureau of Driver Licensing will make allowances and mail replacements for you or your dependents to your current mailing address.
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