All new residents must obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s license within 60 days of establishing residency. For additional information visit the web site at www.dmv.state.pa.us.
TO GET A DRIVER’S LICENSE
You must apply in person at the Driver’s Exam Center, 820 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, complete the necessary forms and take a vision screening test. You may schedule your driving test online.
If you are 18 or older and a U.S. citizen you will need to show a Social Security card and one of the following: a birth certificate, certificate of U.S. citizenship or of naturalization, or valid U.S. passport. You also must have two documents providing proof of residency. Payment must be made by check or money order.
Identification requirements for non-U.S. citizens are different. Visit the web site for details.
If you are new to the state, you must also present a valid driver’s license or photo ID from your previous state.
TO REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE
Bring a valid title for the vehicle issued in your name, from the state you left; proof of Pennsylvania insurance; form MV-1; a form of identification; and a tracing of the vehicle identification number or the verification of the VIN by an inspection mechanic or notary at a dealership or agent. You also will need to provide photo identification.
A registration fee will be charged and can be paid at the Driver’s Exam Center in Pleasant Gap.