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

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


TEENS: Create a video and you can win prizes by entering the DMV-Travelers Teen Safe Driving Video Contest.  See rules and video requirements here.
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 11/7/2017 11:04:09 AM