Obtaining a Learner's Permit for 16-and 17-Year-Olds
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Before earning a driver's license, all 16-and 17-year-olds must first obtain a learner's permit to practice driving.
AVOID LINES. SCHEDULE AND PAY ONLINE: Use DMV's online service to schedule the Learner's Permit test and make payment. Customers also have the option of visiting a DMV Hub Office on a walk-in basis for the Learner's Permit knowledge test.
To apply for a Learner's Permit, the applicant must:
Once you have parental or legal-guardian permission, and feel prepared for the knowledge test, please follow these steps:
- Be sure to have the required documents to apply for a learner's permit. For a complete list of required documents, please see acceptable forms of identification.
- Use online service to schedule test appointment and make payment. Customers also have the option to visit a DMV Hub Office on a walk-in basis.
- If going to a DMV Hub Office, be sure to check the walk-in testing hours and be prepared to pay required fees. There is a $40 testing fee and a separate $19 learner's permit fee. If you are paying by check or money order, the permit and test fees must be made in two separate payments.
- If a parent or legal guardian can not come to DMV with the applicant, a parent or legal guardian must complete a notarized consent form (Form 2-D). Legal guardians must show certificate of legal guardianship.
- Present the required documents to a DMV staff member.
- Pay the $40 testing fee. See acceptable forms of payment.
- Take and pass the vision and knowledge tests. If you fail the knowledge test, you must wait seven (7) days to retake the test and pay the $40 test fee again.
- Pay the $19 learner's permit fee (once knowledge test is passed). See acceptable forms of payment.
NOTE: If the applicant currently holds a non-driver ID, he or she must surrender it when issued a learner's permit.
Content Last Modified on 4/2/2013 2:19:53 PM