PennDOT Reopens 19 Driver License, Photo License Centers

Max Bennett

PENNSYLVANIA — More PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers in counties in the yellow phase of coronavirus mitigation are open now, the department announced Friday.

All centers will adhere to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, officials said.

The following driver license centers are now open with limited services:

  • Reading Driver License Center, 530 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 5, Shillington;
  • Dublin Driver License Center, 161 North Main Street, Dublin;
  • Bensalem Driver License Center,4201 Neshaminy Boulevard, Suite 131, Bensalem;
  • Malvern Driver License Center, 225 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern;
  • Granite Run Driver License Center, 1097 West Baltimore Pike, Media;
  • Dunmore Driver License Center, 81 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore;
  • Lancaster Regency Square Driver License Center, 131 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster;
  • Lancaster East Driver License Center, 2090 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster;
  • Lehigh Valley Driver License Center, 1710 Hoover Ave, Allentown;
  • Whitehall Driver License Center, 1101 MacArthur Road, Allentown;
  • Huntingdon Valley Driver License Center, 2022 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley;
  • Norristown Driver License Center, 1700 Markley Street, Suite 30, Norristown;
  • King of Prussia Driver License Center, 143 South Gulph Road, King of Prussia;
  • Easton Driver License Center, 2473 Nazareth Road, Easton;
  • Arch Street Driver License Center, 801 Arch Street, Philadelphia;
  • South 70th Street Driver License Center, 2904 South 70th Street, Unit 8, Philadelphia;
  • Whitman Plaza Driver License Center, 330 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia;
  • West Oak Lane Driver License Center, 7121 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia; and
  • Lawndale Driver License Center, 919-B Levick Street, Philadelphia.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Centers will be open for customers 60 years and older from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Limited services will be offered. 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, permit testing, 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.

See here 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

Customers who have driver's skills tests scheduled at these locations will be able to take their tests, which have been modified to mitigate potential exposure of PennDOT staff and customers while maintaining the integrity of the testing process.

Customers whose driver's skills tests were canceled due to the coronavirus will get priority when rescheduling by contacting the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Call Center at 717-412-5300. All other customers will be able to schedule a skills tests in the appointment system beginning June 20.

Customers looking to renew their non-commercial license or ID should do so 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:

  • REAL ID applications and transactions, however, pre-verified customers can apply for REAL ID online; and
  • Transactions or services that can be completed online here.

The following Photo License Centers have reopened:

  • Harleysville, 345 Main Street, Harleysville
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lancaster, 1356 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 101 Lancaster
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lawndale, 919-B Levick Street, Philadelphia
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Oxford, 310 Limestone Road, Oxford
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Pottstown, 978 East High Street, Pottstown
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Upper Chichester, 486 Conchester Highway, Aston
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Wednesday, June 10:

  • South Waverly, 2523 Pennsylvania Avenue, South Waverly
    • Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Thursday, June 11:

  • Ardmore, 30 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Langhorne, 516 N. Oxford Valley Rd., Langhorne
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Blvd, 9475 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Upper Darby, 5233 West Baltimore Avenue, Clifton Heights
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Friday, June 12:

  • Mayfair, 6420 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Monday, June 15:

  • Allentown, 5 a.m. American Parkway, Allentown
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following Photo License Centers will reopen beginning Monday, June 22:

  • Hecktown, 216 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In all reopened 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.

PennDOT said customers should expect longer than normal waits as its centers reopen due to high demand for services.

This article originally appeared on the Across Pennsylvania Patch