Obtaining a Motorcycle Learner's Permit
Holiday Closing: On Friday, April 19, DMV offices will be closed for the Good Friday holiday. On Saturday, April 20, DMV offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Select this link for more details.
NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at DMV. 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. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.
NOTE: Knowledge testing for a motorcycle learner's permit is only provided on a walk-in basis at DMV Hub Offices.
The learner's permit allows you to drive a motorcycle with restrictions
to help you gain experience on the road and allows you to drive the motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement for 60 days. A permit can be renewed
once during the same calendar year.
What to do:
- Begin the process to get a motorcycle endorsement. (The motorcycle novice safety course is not required to obtain a learner's permit.)
- Pass the vision and motorcycle knowledge tests. Once you pass both tests, you qualify for a motorcycle learner's permit.
What it will cost:
You are subject to following restrictions while operating a with a motorcycle learner's permit:
- Valid in Connecticut only.
- Valid during daylight use only.
- Not valid for carrying passengers.
- Not valid on a limited access highways.
- Vision protecting devise must be used, including but not limited to goggles, glasses, face shields, windshields and wind screens.
- Protective headgear of a type which conforms to the minimum specifications established by Section 14-289g of the Connecticut General Statutes must be worn.
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