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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Drivers License & Professional License issues in Pennsylvania.

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PA Homeless Identification Card Fact Sheet

Act 131 of 2020 makes it possible for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness to be issued a free initial photo ID or renewal. Individuals will be required to apply in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center and must meet identification and other requirements. This fact sheet provides information on the requirements and procedure to follow.

PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services

Links to online services available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Gender Designation Options on PennDOT Driver's Licenses and Photo ID Cards

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on the process and requirements to change the gender designation on PennDOT driver's licenses and photo ID Cards. Links are provided to the form needed to complete the process and other related information. Current gender designation options on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are “M” (male), “F” (female) or “X” (non-binary).

Driving Under the Influence

Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the law about driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Traffic Violations and Summary Offenses

Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF]

What To Do If You Are Arrested

Information concerning what to do when arrested.

PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services

Links to online services available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

REAL ID

Beginning May 3, 2023, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation. This guide will help you decide if you need a REAL ID, and provide information on what documents you will need and steps you can take to get an optional REAL ID.

Gender Designation Options on PennDOT Driver's Licenses and Photo ID Cards

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on the process and requirements to change the gender designation on PennDOT driver's licenses and photo ID Cards. Links are provided to the form needed to complete the process and other related information. Current gender designation options on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are “M” (male), “F” (female) or “X” (non-binary).

PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts.

PA Homeless Identification Card Fact Sheet

Act 131 of 2020 makes it possible for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness to be issued a free initial photo ID or renewal. Individuals will be required to apply in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center and must meet identification and other requirements. This fact sheet provides information on the requirements and procedure to follow.

Warren and Forest Counties: Download Forms

Forms for use in the 37th Judicial District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Warren and Forest Counties.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Philadelphia County: Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (IFP)

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Forms Center

Forms available from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Warren and Forest Counties: Download Forms

Forms for use in the 37th Judicial District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Warren and Forest Counties.

Westmoreland County: Forms

A variety of forms for use in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas may be downloaded at this link.

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