In a recent move to limit potentially dangerous contact resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will now be allowing drivers to renew their licenses online or through the mail.
Usually when someone needs to renew his or her license, they have to go to the DMV to take a new identification picture. However, because coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spread primarily through person-to-person contact, many businesses and agencies are taking steps to decrease unnecessary contact. To keep the number of cases as low as possible throughout the state, the DMV will now use a customer’s existing photo instead of requiring them to get a new one.
The DMV has a few rules when it comes to renewing your license online or through the mail. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to avoid a trip to the DMV. Individuals who renewed their licenses on or before May 10th as well as non-citizens still have to go to their local DMV center. Here are some of the other guidelines:
If you have to go to your local DMV center, you can visit this link to find out which ones are currently open: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx. It is unclear how long the DMV will be employing the updated guidelines, so we will be sure to keep our readers updated in the case of any important changes.
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