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Adult Driving Privilege Card (DPC) Original

A person who would need to obtain a Utah driving privilege card (DPC):

  • Individuals who are legally paroled in the U.S. (not eligible for REAL ID document.)
  • Individuals who are unable to establish legal/lawful presence.
  • Individuals who are ineligible for a U.S. social security number and must obtain an individual tax identification number (ITIN) from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Individuals meeting these requirements would not be eligible to obtain a commercial driver license or identification card.
  • You are a resident of Utah; and
  • You are required to obtain a Utah learner permit or DPC to legally drive while here in Utah. The valid DPC allows the holder to operate a motor vehicle in Utah but may not be used as a means of identification by any Utah government entities.

Requirements for obtaining a first-time original DPC:

  • You will need to visit one of our Driver License offices.
  • You will take a photo upon arrival.
  • You will be required to pass the eye test.
  • Submit a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 for fingerprint processing and $32.00 for a license.
  • Bring proof of identity (name and date of birth.) 
  • Bring social security card or individual tax identification number (ITIN.) 
  • Bring two (2) documents of Utah residence address.
  • Bring a completed fingerprint card and photograph from a local agency.
  • Because you are over the age of 19, driver education is not required; however, you have three (3) options:
    • Provide evidence of a driving privilege issued from another state or country; or
    • Complete a driver education course; or
    • Do not complete a driver education course, and you will be required to carry a learner permit for 90 days, plus complete at least 40 hours of driving (10 hours after sunset.)
  • Complete the Traffic Safety and Trends Exam (not required if providing evidence of a driving privilege from another state or country.)
  • Written knowledge test required (50 questions if never licensed – 25 questions open-book if previously licensed.)
  • Driving skills test is required for all unless providing evidence of a driving privilege from another U.S. state.


  1. Complete the driver license application online.
  2. Once you have completed the application, you will be directed to schedule an original appointment for your visit.
  3. Click here to get started.

Note: If the name from your driver license or identity card is different than the name on your identity document (e.g., birth certificate, passport), it must be accompanied by legal documentation authorizing the name change. These include a certified state marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption, citizenship, guardianship, or court documents indicating the name change.

Note: By law, you may not possess more than one REAL ID compliant certificate at a time (e.g., a Utah driver license and a Colorado ID.)

For a list of approved document translators, click here.

After all requirements for a DPC have been completed, you will receive a temporary document that is a receipt only. The completed Driving Privilege Card (DPC) will expire on the birth date in the first year from the date the card was issued or renewed and will then be mailed to you in approximately 4-6 weeks.