Pennsylvania Wants To Work

Pennsylvania residents want to work, and getting caught up in the mess of administrative license suspensions hinders their ability to keep working.

PA Wants to Work Campaign

License suspension for failing to submit paperwork or paying a fee should never cause you to lose your job or not make it to work. This only causes more problems and more missed fees that results in more license suspension. In Pennsylvania we have a great system to keep PA working…the Pennsylvania Work Limited License. This limited license lets drivers continue to drive with a heavily restricted and monitored type of license so they can continue to work and continue to be productive. This restricted license sets the hours you can drive so that only for work, school, or medical purposes are allowed. If you job requires transportation to and from, or if you work a swing shift travelling between multiple locations, the PA work license can be tailored to fit your schedule. You will only be permitted to drive during the hours requested, and for the purposes outlined in your PA work license affidavit.

The biggest problem is that a number of violations disqualify you from being able to continue working with the limited work license. If you are convicted of driving with no automobile insurance (1786) you are automatically disqualified from getting a work license. If you failed to keep current on your child support, you can’t get a work license. If you owe money to a court and did not pay (or stopped paying) and your driver’s license get’s suspended indefinitely, you can’t get a work license.

So at the time when getting to work to clear these problems is most important, the one recourse you may have available is not offered to you. Why not?

It would be easy for the state to justify granting work license applications for the above reasons. It allows the state to monitor a driver closely by keeping limited hours, and double checking for valid auto insurance. This would be a wakeup call to a driver and would help prevent them from falling into the license suspension death spiral by keeping them at work and able to repay their debts. Employers in Pennsylvania would be grateful because they have a more responsible work force who have better transportation options and would generally be more cautious because they can have their limited work license revoked at any time.

Just remember that Pennsylvania wants to work! We need to help facilitate our residents desire to work by trying to keep their job and take care of their family.


PA Work License for Pennsylvania Drivers


Bread and Butter – Work License Types

PA Work License is here to help those suspended drivers in Pennsylvania who need to continue driving for their jobs, families, health, and life! PA Work License staff would like you to take some time to look around and learn a little about what can be done to help those with a suspended license get a Work License, Probationary License, Occupational License, OLL, Bread and Butter License, or what ever you want to call it.

Pennsylvania Work license

This covers all types of limited work license options in Pennsylvania. Typically issued to allow residents a break after a small mistake and losing their PA driving privilege.

Bread and Butter License

A Bread and Butter license is the same thing as a Pennsylvania Work License, some locations use the term Bread and Butter instead. PennDOT uses the term Bread and Butter in one application and Occupational License in another.

Occupational Limited License – OLL

The Occupational License is the term that is used generally for the PA work license. In Pennsylvania this term refers to a license to drive for work, school, and some medical reasons. The Occupational Limited License is shortened to OLL or sometimes just called the Occupational License.

Probationary License

This type of drivers license is different than the rest. It has different requirements and restrictions. In PA this type of license usually requires a longer suspension period and a longer minimum suspension time. This type of license does not require that you have had a valid PA license.

Please recognize that the Probationary License is available to only those individuals who have earned it by demonstrating a minimum period of compliance to their suspension/revocation. In many cases, this license will enable you to rejoin the mainstream of social and employment opportunities and reap the benefits from this “second chance.

Ignition Interlock Work License

If you qualify for a Work License after getting a suspension for a DUI in Pennsylvania then you might be required to have a Ignition Interlock system installed prior to being issued the work License. You should get help with all the the steps required to having the ignition interlock work license issued.