New PennDOT Restoration Fee

As of July 2017 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation increased the Restoration Fee from $70 to $73 for a standard driver’s license restoration fee. The Restoration Fee for a suspension resulting from 1786f and the restoration fee for a CDL is more.

PennDOT has the authority to set the Restoration Fee according to § 1960. Reinstatement of operating privilege or vehicle registration to cover the costs of restoring a license and processing the necessary records. This fee must be paid before your driving privilege can be restored. You will be considered “Driving Under Suspension” if stopped and this fee has not been paid.


Section 1960 of Title 75.  Reinstatement of operating privilege…

§ 1960.  Reinstatement of operating privilege or vehicle registration.

The department shall charge a fee of $70 or, if section 1379 (relating to suspension of registration upon sixth unpaid parking violation in cities of the first class), 1380 (relating to suspension of registration upon unpaid tolls) or 1786(d) (relating to required financial responsibility) applies, a fee of $88 to restore a person’s operating privilege or the registration of a vehicle following a suspension or revocation.

(June 18, 1980, P.L.229, No.68, eff. 60 days; Feb. 7, 1990, P.L.11, No.6, eff. July 1, 1990; July 14, 2005, P.L.285, No.50, eff. 60 days; Nov. 25, 2013, P.L.974, No.89, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Nov. 4, 2016, P.L.1277, No.165, eff. 60 days)

2013 Amendment.  See the preamble to Act 89 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to legislative findings and declarations.

Cross References.  Section 1960 is referred to in sections 1379, 1380, 1533, 1786, 6308.1 of this title; section 4355 of Title 23 (Domestic Relations).


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