DMV: Learnerís Permit - 16-and 17-Year-Olds

DMVís Easy Answers to Obtain a Learnerís Permit
for 16-and 17-Year-Olds

Holiday Closing:  On Friday, October 5, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. to observe the Columbus Day holiday.  Offices will remain closed on Saturday, October 6, and will reopen on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:45 a.m. 

TEENS:  Looking for a rewarding experience to boost your college or scholarship resume?  Join the DMV Teen Advisor Group! Meetings start in late July at DMV.  If you're interested, please email:
NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV or AAA office.   It will arrive through the mail.  You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance.

All 16-and 17-year-olds must obtain a learnerís permit before a driverís license.

DRIVE ONLY APPLICANTS: If you would like to apply for a Drive Only License (for undocumented individuals), please follow these instructions.

Learner's permit testing is offered by appointment only at the following DMV offices: Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, Hamden, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Waterbury, Wethersfield and Willimantic. Make your appointment here.

What to do:
What it will cost:
  • $40 for testing fee Ė covers vision, knowledge and road tests.
  • $19 for learnerís permit.
Once you obtain a learner's permit:

Content Last Modified on 7/13/2018 5:52:57 PM