DMV: Learner's Permit - Obtaining

Obtaining a Learner's Permit for 16-and 17-Year-Olds

 
SERVICE ADVISORY:  DMV will close for the Labor Day holiday as usual on Friday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 p.m. and will not have its half-day office hours the next day, Saturday. This follows contractual agreements related to state and federal holidays that occur on Mondays as Labor Day does. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7:45 a.m. 

Before earning a driver's license, all 16-and 17-year-olds must first obtain a learner's permit to practice driving. 

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 SaybrookWaterbury, Wethersfield and Willimantic. Make your appointment here.

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:

NOTE:  If the applicant currently holds a Non-Driver Identification Card, he or she must surrender it when issued a learner's permit.

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For individuals requiring hearing interpreter services:
 
Please visit the office where your appointment is scheduled prior to your appointment date so we can schedule a date and time for hearing interpreter services from the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.  A new appointment date and time will then be scheduled according to the availability of the hearing interpreter services.
 

 




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