DMV: Learner's Permit - Obtaining

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

 
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:  On Thursday, November 23, DMV offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.  DMV offices will reopen on Friday, November 24. 
 
SERVICE UPDATE:  DMV has transitioned to a new, online-only appointment system for road tests.  You can find the new online appointment system 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.

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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