Form DL-20 "Probationary License (Pl) Petition" - Pennsylvania

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DL-20 (7-21)
PROBATIONARY LICENSE (PL) PETITION
Please review all the following pages for instructions completing this petition.
Bureau of Driver Licensing • P.O. Box 68689 • Harrisburg, PA 17106-8689
DRIVER INFORMATION
(Please Type or Print All Information)
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
JR., ETC.
MIDDLE NAME
A
DATE OF BIRTH (must be listed)
LICENSE NUMBER
TELEPHONE NUMBER (BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Day
Year
Month
HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR NAME? LIST THE NAME(S) YOU HAVE USED IN THE PAST.
REASON FOR NAME CHANGE:
MARRIAGE
DIVORCE
OTHER (see Instructions)
A Post Office Box number may be used in addition to the actual residence address, but cannot be used as the only address.
ADDRESS CHANGE:
STATE
ZIP CODE
NEW STREET ADDRESS
CITY
B
If you are a registered voter in PA, would you like us to notify your county voter registration office of this change?
YES
NO
If you are not a registered voter, you may contact your county voter registration office.
OUT-OF-STATE ADDRESS CHANGE. Driver license products cannot be issued to an out-of-state address, except in the case of an employee
of federal or state government, armed forces personnel, or their families, whose workplace is located outside of Pennsylvania. If this exception
applies to you, please check the appropriate box and include documentation of your status with this application.
I certify that my workplace is located out- of-state and I am employed by, or am the immediate family of a person employed by:
US Armed Forces
Federal Government
PA State Employment
Relationship to person meeting exemption (check one):
Spouse
Dependent Child
Hours Requested Outside of Standard (6AM to 7PM): _____:_____ to _____:_____
Note: please provide a letter from your employer and or school administrator with information regarding the needed hours. Be sure to indicate AM
and PM times.
VEHICLE INFORMATION (maximum of five vehicles)
Year
Make
Model
License Plate Number
State
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
C
VEHICLE INSURANCE INFORMATION
Insurance Company Name
Policy Number
Effective Date
Expiration Date
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
NOTE: All vehicles you will drive must have a valid registration and insurance. Proof of Insurance must be sent for all vehicles listed above.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
For Veterans wishing to add the Veterans Designation to their Driver's License or ID Card: I certify under penalty of law that I am a
qualified applicant and hereby request it be added to my product. I understand that misrepresentation will result in the cancellation of my
driver's license.
I acknowledge that receiving a Pennsylvania Permit, License or ID card will cancel or invalidate any Permit, License or ID card from
another state. I certify under penalty of law that all information given on this Petition is true and correct. I understand that the $38.00 Petition fee is
non-refundable. I confirm that I have received notice of the provisions of Section 3709 of the Vehicle Code.
I used a Messenger Service to assist me in completing this form. I authorize the Department to give this Messenger Service my
D
driving record information.
I wish to voluntarily contribute $3.00 to the Organ Donation Awareness Trust Fund (see instructions).
I wish to contribute $3.00 to the Veterans' Trust Fund (see instructions).
DATE
APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE IN INK
*Note: This petition must be mailed to the address listed on this form and will not be accepted or processed at any PennDOT Driver Licensing Center.
WARNING: Misstatement of fact is a misdemeanor of the third degree punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and/or imprisonment up to one year (18 PA C.S., Section 4904[b]).
DL-20 (7-21)
PROBATIONARY LICENSE (PL) PETITION
Please review all the following pages for instructions completing this petition.
Bureau of Driver Licensing • P.O. Box 68689 • Harrisburg, PA 17106-8689
DRIVER INFORMATION
(Please Type or Print All Information)
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
JR., ETC.
MIDDLE NAME
A
DATE OF BIRTH (must be listed)
LICENSE NUMBER
TELEPHONE NUMBER (BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Day
Year
Month
HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR NAME? LIST THE NAME(S) YOU HAVE USED IN THE PAST.
REASON FOR NAME CHANGE:
MARRIAGE
DIVORCE
OTHER (see Instructions)
A Post Office Box number may be used in addition to the actual residence address, but cannot be used as the only address.
ADDRESS CHANGE:
STATE
ZIP CODE
NEW STREET ADDRESS
CITY
B
If you are a registered voter in PA, would you like us to notify your county voter registration office of this change?
YES
NO
If you are not a registered voter, you may contact your county voter registration office.
OUT-OF-STATE ADDRESS CHANGE. Driver license products cannot be issued to an out-of-state address, except in the case of an employee
of federal or state government, armed forces personnel, or their families, whose workplace is located outside of Pennsylvania. If this exception
applies to you, please check the appropriate box and include documentation of your status with this application.
I certify that my workplace is located out- of-state and I am employed by, or am the immediate family of a person employed by:
US Armed Forces
Federal Government
PA State Employment
Relationship to person meeting exemption (check one):
Spouse
Dependent Child
Hours Requested Outside of Standard (6AM to 7PM): _____:_____ to _____:_____
Note: please provide a letter from your employer and or school administrator with information regarding the needed hours. Be sure to indicate AM
and PM times.
VEHICLE INFORMATION (maximum of five vehicles)
Year
Make
Model
License Plate Number
State
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
C
VEHICLE INSURANCE INFORMATION
Insurance Company Name
Policy Number
Effective Date
Expiration Date
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
NOTE: All vehicles you will drive must have a valid registration and insurance. Proof of Insurance must be sent for all vehicles listed above.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
For Veterans wishing to add the Veterans Designation to their Driver's License or ID Card: I certify under penalty of law that I am a
qualified applicant and hereby request it be added to my product. I understand that misrepresentation will result in the cancellation of my
driver's license.
I acknowledge that receiving a Pennsylvania Permit, License or ID card will cancel or invalidate any Permit, License or ID card from
another state. I certify under penalty of law that all information given on this Petition is true and correct. I understand that the $38.00 Petition fee is
non-refundable. I confirm that I have received notice of the provisions of Section 3709 of the Vehicle Code.
I used a Messenger Service to assist me in completing this form. I authorize the Department to give this Messenger Service my
D
driving record information.
I wish to voluntarily contribute $3.00 to the Organ Donation Awareness Trust Fund (see instructions).
I wish to contribute $3.00 to the Veterans' Trust Fund (see instructions).
DATE
APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE IN INK
*Note: This petition must be mailed to the address listed on this form and will not be accepted or processed at any PennDOT Driver Licensing Center.
WARNING: Misstatement of fact is a misdemeanor of the third degree punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and/or imprisonment up to one year (18 PA C.S., Section 4904[b]).
DL-20 (7-21)
PROBATIONARY LICENSE INSTRUCTIONS AND PETITION
WHAT IS A PROBATIONARY LICENSE?
A Probationary License (PL) is a Class C (Non-Commercial) driver's license issued to an individual whose Pennsylvania
driving privilege has been suspended or revoked for five or more years. A PL authorizes driving a non-commercial
vehicle between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The Department will consider additional hours upon request. Under no
circumstances will a PL be given to drive a commercial vehicle, motorcycle or moped.
To assist potential applicants a Probationary License Fact Sheet can be used and you may obtain a copy from
our website (http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Fact%20Sheets/fs-PL.pdf). Certain
violations and offenses make you ineligible for an PL and are outlined on the PL Fact Sheet. Once you decide to
apply you must follow the instructions on this form ensure its proper completion.
If you are not licensed to drive in this or any other state, you must apply for a class C Probationary learner’s
permit. Thirty days after the issuance of the learner’s permit you will be eligible to test for a driver’s license. Upon
successfully passing all exams, the Department will issue a PL. All restoration requirements must be completed.
If your driving privilege is revoked, you will be required to take a driver road test before the Probationary License can be issued.
If your driving record requires an Ignition Interlock certification, then you will be required to have the device installed
in your vehicle for the first year that you hold a PL.
In order for the Department to evaluate whether or not you are eligible for a PL. You must complete the Probationary
License Petition (DL-20) and send it with your check or money order, proof of insurance(s), and any other required
documentation by certified mail to the address listed on the form.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE PETITION
Carefully read and follow the instructions below to complete the attached Probationary License Petition. The
Petition must be complete and accurate for your request to be considered. Attach additional sheets of paper if needed.
Once completed, you must send your petition by certified mail.
1. SECTION A - Fill in all blocks. If you do not know your license number or expiration date, please leave those
blocks blank. Provide a daytime telephone number (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday)
where the Department can reach you, if necessary, to get additional information to process your Petition.
2. SECTION B - Name Change - If you desire to use your birth name, you must present your state issued birth
certificate with a raised seal. If your name changed by permission of court, you must present a Certified Copy
of the Court Order. If you desire to use your spouse's surname, you must present your marriage certificate. If
you desire to use another name, you must present your Social Security Card, together with two other sources
issued in the desired name such as: Tax Records, Selective Service Card, Voter Registration Card, Passport,
any form of Photo I.D. issued by a governmental agency, banking records, or baptismal certificate.
To report errors on your driver’s license relating to name, date of birth or social security number, please
contact PennDOT’s Customer Care Center at 717-412-5300.
If you are required to present supporting documentation to correct your record, all documents must be
originals and presented in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center.
· For NAME corrections, you must present your state issued birth certificate with a raised seal, a Certified
Copy of the Court Order or your marriage certificate.
· For DATE OF BIRTH corrections, you must present state issued birth certificate with raised seal.
· For SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER corrections, you must present your Social Security Card.
*Note: All name changes must be made in person at a Driver License Center. All documents must be original.
3. SECTION C - List all vehicles (including rental vehicles) that you will drive. You can only list five (5) vehicles.
For each vehicle that you list, give the year/make/model of the vehicle, the license plate number and state, the
vehicle insurance company name, policy number, and the policy's effective and expiration dates. You must also
send a copy (not the original) of one of the following documents, for each vehicle listed, as proof of financial
responsibility/insurance along with the Petition:
(1) A financial responsibility/insurance identification card
(2) A copy of the declaration page from the insurance policy
(3) A copy of an application for insurance to the Pennsylvania Automobile Insurance Plan signed by a licensed
insurance agent or broker
(4) A certificate of self-insurance issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
(5) A valid binder of insurance issued by an insurance agent or company licensed to sell motor vehicle liability
insurance in Pennsylvania
If you drive more than one company-owned vehicle, you only need to send one copy of the company's financial
responsibility/insurance identification card.
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4. SECTION D - Read this section before signing. Once you have read and understand the information, sign your
name in ink on the line provided. Your Petition will be rejected if it does not include your signature. If you used a
Messenger Service, such as an automobile club or notary public, to help you complete this form, place a check in
the box provided.
Veterans Designation: You have the opportunity to add the veterans designation to your driver's license, which
clearly indicates you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. To qualify, you must have served in the
United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard, and have been discharged or
released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable. If you are requesting to add the veterans
designation to your license, make sure you check the box at the top in Section C.
Organ Donation Awareness Trust Fund (ODTF): You have the opportunity to contribute $3.00 to the Fund.
The additional $3.00 contribution must be added to your payment. You must also check the block provided to
ensure proper handling of your contribution. The ODTF provides for the development and implementation of donor
awareness programs and funds shall be appropriated subject to the approval of the Governor.
Veterans' Trust Fund (VTF): You have the opportunity to make a tax deductible contribution to the VTF. Your
contribution will help support programs and projects for Pennsylvania veterans and their families. Since this
additional $3.00 is not part of the fee, please add the donated amount to your payment. Also, please check the
proper block on the form to make sure your contribution is handled properly.
5. Once you have completed the Petition, review the Checklist at the end of form to calculate the total dollar amount
you must send. Before a Probationary License can be issued all fines, court costs and restoration fees must be
paid.
The Department will inform you in writing within 30 days of receiving your Petition whether or not you qualify for a
Probationary License. If we determine that you meet the initial criteria for a Probationary License, you will be scheduled
for a Departmental Review Session. Applicants may request additional hours at this session. Documentation to
support the need for additional hours should be presented at this time. Following the interview and the completion of
any required testing, the Department will make a recommendation regarding issuance of your Probationary License.
If you have any questions, please write to the PA Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing, OLL/PL
Unit, P.O. Box 68689, Harrisburg Pa 17106-8689. In order to provide an immediate response, please include your
daytime telephone number.
PROVISIONS OF SECTION 3709 OF THE VEHICLE CODE
Section 3709 provides for a fine of up to $300 for dropping, throwing or depositing, upon any highway, or upon any other public or private property without
the consent of the owner thereof or into or on the waters of this Commonwealth, from a vehicle, any waste paper, sweepings, ashes, household waste,
glass, metal, refuse or rubbish or any dangerous or detrimental substance, or permitting any of the preceding without immediately removing such items
or causing their removal.
For any violation of Section 3709, I may be subject to a fine of up to $300 upon conviction, including any violation resulting from the conduct of any other
persons present within any vehicle of which I am the driver.
CHECKLIST
SEND BY CERTIFIED MAIL TO:
Did you remember to include the following fees on your check or money order?
PA Department of Transportation
Restoration Fee (Required)
1.
Bureau of Driver Licensing
$136.75 Application Fee (Required) includes:
2.
OLL/PL Unit
P.O. Box 68689
$38.00 PL Petition Fee (non-refundable)
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Harrisburg, PA 17106-8689
$84.00 Processing Fee, $5.25 License Fee, and $9.50 Photo Fee
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$3.00 voluntary contribution to the Organ Donation Awareness Trust Fund (optional)
3.
(THIS FORM MUST BE MAILED
$3.00 voluntary contribution to the Veterans' Trust Fund (optional)
4.
IN, DO NOT BRING TO DRIVER
Submit Proof of Insurance for all vehicles listed on this Petition (Required)
5.
LICENSE CENTER)
$ __________________ TOTAL AMOUNT DUE WITH PETITION
6.
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