More license centers open in newly “yellow phased” counties of Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — PennDOT announced today that beginning May 15, 2020, additional Driver License and Photo License Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen for limited services.

The re-openings will adhere to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

These re-openings are in addition to those previously announced on May 8, 2020.  

The following driver license centers will reopen with limited services beginning Friday, May 15:

  • Bridgeville Driver and Photo License Center, 1025 Washington Pike, Route 50 Bridgeville;
  • Penn Hills Driver and Photo License Center, 11620 Keleket Drive, Penn Hills;
  • Uniontown Driver and Photo License Center, 855 N Gallatin Avenue
  • Uniontown;
  • Greensburg Driver and Photo License Center, 770 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg;
  • New Kensington Driver and Photo License Center, 1600 Greensburg Road, New Kensington; and
  • Altoona Driver and Photo License Center, 1738 A 9th Avenue, Altoona.

The following driver license centers will reopen with limited services beginning Saturday, May 16:

  • Washington Driver and Photo License Center, 250 Oak Spring Road, Washington;
  • Allison Park Driver and Photo License Center, 1701 Duncan Avenue, Allison Park;
  • Johnstown Driver and Photo License Center, 563 Walters Avenue, Johnstown;
  • Butler Driver and Photo License Center, 356 Point Plaza, Butler; and
  • Somerset Driver and Photo License Center, 5593 Glades Pike, Somerset.

Hours of operation at the above locations will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Wednesday and Thursday between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM will be designated times for customers 60 years or older.

The following driver license center will reopen beginning Monday, May 18:

  • Pittsburgh Driver and Photo License Center, 708 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh.

Hours of operation for the downtown Pittsburgh location will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Wednesday and Thursday between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM will be designated times for customers 60 years or older.

As the Driver License Centers open, they will offer limited services. Customers will be able to obtain the following services as they plan their visit to one of these centers:

  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) transactions, including renewals, replacements, Medical Examiner’s Certificates (MECs), date of proof transactions, Hazardous Material Recertifications, and related transactions;
  • Initial issuance transactions, including out-of-state transfers, ID card issuance, and related transactions;
  • Photo license services;
  • Driver license restoration services that cannot be completed online or via mail;
  • Medical-related testing; and
  • Non-U.S. citizen transaction processing.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Friday May 15:

  • McConnellsburg, 665 Lincoln Way E, McConnellsburg; hours of operation will be Friday and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Tuesday May 19:

  • East Liberty, 5900 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh; hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM,  Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM;
  • Monroeville, 2725 Mosside Boulevard, Monroeville; hours of operation will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; and
  • Clairton Boulevard, 9 Clairton Boulevard, Pittsburgh; hours of operation will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Photo License Centers process photos only, and individuals must have a camera card for this service. 

For a list of driver license and photo license centers that will be open during the yellow phase, as well as their hours of operation, please visit www.dmv.pa.gov.

Customers seeking renewal of their non-commercial license or ID should renew online or by mail to avoid an unnecessary visit to the Driver License Center.

In an effort to support social distancing and reduce initial volume and demand at driver license centers, the following customer services will not be initially available:

  • Non-commercial road testing;
  • REAL ID applications and transactions, however, pre-verified customers can apply for REAL ID online; and
  • Transactions or services that can be completed online at www.dmv.pa.gov

In all reopened driver license centers, the following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place: 

  • Customers will be prescreened and asked brief questions regarding any potential symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Customers will be required to wear masks while in the facility;
  • Seating will be reduced at all Driver License Centers to make social distancing easier to maintain six feet distances between each seat; 
  • The number of customers will be limited to correspond with available counter stations and available seating in the customer waiting area only;
  • Admittance to the facility will be limited to only the customer requiring service, unless assistance is needed by an accompanying person;
  • Plexiglass sneeze guards have been installed at each counter to protect customers and employees;
  • Cleaning protocols have been enhanced to sanitize facilities on an ongoing basis; and
  • Markings on floors have been added to assist with social distancing along with signage to communicate special instructions to customers.

As PennDOT reopens driver license and photo license centers, services will be in high demand, and customers should expect longer than normal waits. PennDOT staff will work with each customer when they arrive to plan their visit, with additional staff serving as greeters to screen documents and provide information for a smooth and safe transaction as possible. PennDOT apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates customers’ understanding during this transition.

Customers may continue to complete various transactions and access multiple resources online at 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; and driver license and photo ID duplicates. There are no additional fees for using online services.

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