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District Offices
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9
Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone: (610) 282-0160
Fax: (610) 282-3955

191 Main St., Suite 104
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 965-5830
Fax: (610) 282-3955

56 W. Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Red Hill Borough Building
Red Hill, PA 18076
Phone: (215) 679-3152
Fax: (215) 679-3155
 
Capitol Office
5 East Wing
PO Box 202131
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131
Phone: (717) 783-1673
Fax: (717) 705-7012
REAL ID Update
8/31/2018
The Weekly Roundup
 The latest news from the State Capitol
 
PennDOT Making Plans to Roll Out REAL ID

 

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, eligible Pennsylvania residents who wish to obtain a REAL ID may begin the pre-verification process. Customers who received their first license before September 2003 and want to obtain a REAL ID will need to bring the required documents to a Driver License Center so they can be verified in person. Those documents include: 

  • Proof of identity (original or certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal or valid U.S. Passport). Please contact my office if you need one. Processing times can take several months.

  • Unlaminated Social Security card.

  • Proof of all legal name changes (marriage certificate or court order).

  • Two proofs of current, physical Pennsylvania address (current, unexpired PA license or ID and a no more than 90-day-old bank statement or utility bill with the same name and address).

REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. A federally accepted form of ID must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building on and after Oct. 1, 2020. There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID and PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

 

If you have questions about REAL ID and the process for obtaining one, make plans to attend the REAL ID Informational Seminar I am hosting on Thursday, Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m. at Lower Milford Township Fire Co. No. 1, 1601 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg. A PennDOT official will make a presentation and answer questions from the audience.
                                     

 
PennDOT Driver License Centers Closed for Holiday Weekend

All driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services at www.dmv.pa.gov.
 
 
House Committees Vow to Help Aging Veterans

At a joint hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, members learned more about initiatives to raise awareness of programs and assistance for Pennsylvania’s aging veteran population.

The testimony focused on the need to invest state dollars wisely into programs that will benefit veterans. The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reported that every $1 that the Commonwealth invests in our veterans results in $35 for Pennsylvania in federal funding and saved Medicare costs. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging has a pilot program that provides a budget for veterans to spend how they wish on their care.

Another program outlined is contained in Act 66 of 2007, which directs grant money to assist veterans service organizations with veterans outreach programs, like the one my office hosts monthly. Click here for details. Additionally, the need for partnerships to disseminate important information to veterans was also emphasized. This communication can lead to veterans learning more about programs that can make a real difference in their lives.
 
 
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