Disaster Recovery Centers Help with Motor Vehicle Issues
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because of recent flooding in some parts of the commonwealth, Transportation Secretary, Barry J. Schoch, P.E. today announced that PennDOT will offer flood victims replacement driver license and vehicle products at no charge.
Driver license products include duplicate licenses, learner's permits and photo identification cards. Motor vehicle products include replacement license plates and stickers; registration cards; duplicate titles and person with disability placards.
As part of the Governor's response to flood damaged areas in the commonwealth, effective Sept. 8; PennDOT has authorized an extension of the expiration dates for licenses, identification cards and vehicle inspections/registrations. The expiration date for vehicle registration and inspections scheduled to expire on Sept. 30 has been extended until Oct. 14. The expiration date for driver licenses and identification cards scheduled to expire between Sept. 8 and Oct. 13, has been extended until Oct. 14.
Only those customers in areas identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as having been affected by flooding are eligible for the extension. Please visit the FEMA website for identified areas at www.fema.gov or the Pennsylvania Emergency Management (PEMA) website at www.pema.state.pa.us.
PennDOT services for flood victims are available at Photo License Centers around the state but also, to assist flood victims with their motor vehicle and other disaster-related issues, FEMA and PEMA have established Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). DRCs are currently located in the following counties: Bradford; Columbia; Dauphin; Luzerne; Lycoming; Sullivan and Wyoming.
To apply for a replacement driver license or motor vehicle products, customers need to complete a PennDOT MV-Flood form, available at disaster recovery centers or online at http://www.dmv.state.pa.us. Note that products will not be issued on site at the DRCs. Products will be mailed or made available for pick-up at local Driver Licensing Centers.
Media contact: Jan McKnight (717) 787-0485 or Craig Yetter (717) 705-1092
Editor's Note: A list of current DRC locations is below.
Tunkannock Area School District Administration Office
41 Philadelphia Avenue
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Towanda Fire Department
101 Elm St.
Towanda, PA 18848
Luzerne County Community College
1334 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Harrisburg East Mall
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
740 Fairfield Road
Montoursville, PA 17754
Columbia County Agricultural Center
702 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Sullivan County at Loyalsock State Forest District Office
6735 RT. 220
Dushore, PA 18626
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation