WHEN CAN I GET MY DRIVER'S LICENSE BACK?
Before you Pennsylvania license can be returned to you: 1. Your suspension period must be completed 2. Your entire ACT 122 requirements must be completed and paid in full.
*NOTE: Due to new Statewide Criminal Case Management Payment System, the Adult Probation Office collects and receipts payments but the Clerk of Courts disperses the payments. Therefore, when a payment is made, it cannot be directed as to where you would like it applied. This in turn requires that all monies owed are required to be paid in full to receive a completion in your ACT 122 requirements and the return of your PA driver's license.
WHAT ARE THE ACT 122 REQUIREMENTS? ACT 122 of 1991 as passed by legislature, requires that the following requirements must be completed before your Pennsylvania driver's license can be returned to you: Court costs and fines must be paid in full Any restitution owed must be paid in full Any required schooling (Alcohol Highway Safety School) must completed and the costs thereof paid in full Any required treatment (Drug & Alcohol) must be completed and the costs thereof paid in full Once your requirements are completed, contact your Probation Officer to file your ACT 122.
HOW LONG AFTER MY ACT 122 IS FILED DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY DRIVER'S LICENSE BACK?
Once your Probation Officer files your ACT 122, it is then filed in the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts Office who then files it with PENNDOT. There is no exact time frame of this process, however, the courthouse staff strive to file these as quickly as possible. Be aware, the ACT 122 must be filed through 3 separate offices therefore delays are possible.
If it is imperative that you receive your driver's license back on time after your suspension period, be sure to get your ACT 122 requirements met a few weeks before your suspension is complete.
Also be advised that PENNDOT requires a restoration fee to be paid to receive your PA driver's license back. This can be sent in with your driver's license to avoid another delay.