Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation - Driver License and ID Information
Free INITIAL photo ID or renewal for those experiencing homelessness.

Note: Additional documentation will require fees to be paid.
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Eligibility: See full explanation in link to a PDF flier Click here
OR cut and paste web site in your browser: https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Fact%20Sheets/FS-HomelessID.pdf
The following is a brief explanation.
  • Lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence
    • Primary nighttime residence is a place not ordinarily used for sleeping ie. car, park, abandoned building, etc
    • Living in a supervised, temporary shelter
    • Will lose permanent housing within 14 days or less
    • Is an unaccompanied youth or in a family experiencing homelessness
    • Is fleeing or attempting to flee a domestic violence condition
  • Hours: See local office hours. Hours vary but most sites are open between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Check as not all sites are open Monday through Friday.
    Open Locations: Click here
    OR cut and paste web site in your browser: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Driver-Services/Pages/Open-Locations.aspx
    Phone/FAX Numbers
    • (800) 932-4600 Main
    • (800) 228-0676 TDD
    • (717) 787-2838 Central Office for General Information
    Email Address: info@dmv.state.pa.us
    Intake Requirements: For an initial (first time) request, you must visit a local Driver Licence Center and let the counter staff know. Must bring one acceptable proof of identification:
  • Birth Certificate
    • Passport
    • Social Security Card or a Social Security Administration letter of ineligibility

      Proof of mailing address:
    • W-2 Form
    • Utility Bill (phone bill)
    • Letter from the shelter to verify mailing address
      For more information on acceptable identification: Click here
      OR cut and paste web site in your browser: https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/bdl/bdl%20publications/pub%20195nc.pdf
  • Intake Procedure: Walk in to Licence Center for an FIRST TIME Request. If this is a renewal of an existing licence, use the online system at
    Click here
    OR cut and paste web site in your browser: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/BDL/BDL%20Form/DL-54B.pdf
    Fee Amounts: Free for first time application or renewal. Feels apply for additional documentation once this service is used.
    Services:
    • Driver Licenses
    • Identification Application Assistance
    • Identification Cards
    • Records/Licenses/Permits Fee Payment Assistance
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