Corman Announces New Veterans Designation on PA Driver’s Licenses

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania veterans can now apply for a special designation on their driver’s license to honor their service as one of the Commonwealth’s 950,000 military veterans, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34)

The veterans’ mark of honor will include an American flag graphic with the word “veteran” printed underneath.

“The veteran community has asked for this designation for years, so I am very happy that the new license can is available as a way to honor their service,” said Corman.  “Veterans often ask how they can provide proof of military service without having to carry around their formal discharge papers.  They can now use the licenses when they apply for programs, benefits and services, and even store discounts.”

Veterans holding a non-commercial driver’s license or identification card can immediately apply for the designation by visiting and clicking on the American Flag/Veterans Designation icon.

To renew a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and add the Veterans Designation, applicants must complete and mail in a DL-143CD form and applicable fees. To obtain a duplicate CDL with the Veterans Designation, applicants must complete and mail in a DL-80CD form and applicable fees.

The licenses will not carry any additional costs other than the existing replacement price charged by PennDOT.   A veteran can elect to replace his or her current license or wait until that license is due to be replaced.


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