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First and foremost you need to make an appointment with you local Penn DOT office, and here’s how you can do that. To schedule your vision, knowledge and road tests, you can visit the office in person, use the DOT website for online scheduling, or contact the DOT by phone to schedule certain activities in advance. For road test appointments call the DOT at (800) 932-4600 within Pennsylvania or at (717) 412-5300 from out-of-state. Additional info on contacts is provided on this Penn DOT page – http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/contact_us/index.shtml.

About the offices

  • Penn DOT Service Centers handle registrations and titles. You can contact them Monday-Saturday, 8:30 am-4:15 pm.
  • Photo License Centers offer photo services for licenses and non-driver IDs. The centers are open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 am-4:15 pm.
  • Issues like license renewal, registration renewal and address change are handled by Online Messengers (specialized Internet partners of DOT). You have to pay a nominal fee for their service.
  • Road tests for commercial licenses are conducted at the Third Party CDL Test Sites.
  • Vehicle Emission Inspection Stations are available for emissions inspections.
  • Enhanced Vehicle Inspections Stations are in charge of special inspections on previously damaged vehicles.
  • Temporary Authorization Agents issue temporary commercial vehicle registrations authorized by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.

Important: It is strongly recommended to verify the working hours before visiting any of these offices in person. Some of the offices are open on Saturdays too. Also keep in mind the legal holidays.


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