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 specific DMV Hub Offices 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 or visit specific DMV Hub Offices 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 Identification Card, he or she must surrender it when issued a learner's permit.
For individuals requiring hearing interpreter services:
IF YOU SCHEDULE ONLINE: If using the online service to schedule learnerís permit test, you must 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.
WALK-IN TESTS: If using a DMV Hub office that offers walk-in testing, you must visit the office first so we can schedule a date and time for hearing interpreter services from the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. An appointment date and time will then be scheduled according to the availability of the hearing interpreter services.
Content Last Modified on 10/10/2013 9:49:21 AM