Driver License Menu

Driver License Disclaimer

A regular adult driver license is a Class D driver license and is issued to drive motor vehicles (not a commercial motor vehicle or motorcycle.) A minor driver is under the age of 21 and is issued a provisional Class D driver license. Class A, B, and C are classes for the commercial driver license (CDL.)

Every resident of Utah who drives a motor vehicle on the highways must have a valid Utah driver license, learner permit, or temporary driving permit.

Persons become residents and will need to obtain a Utah driver license if they:

  • Enter the state with the intention of making Utah their home.
  • Remain in the state for a period of six (6) months or more during any calendar year.
  • Obtain a driver license or register a motor vehicle in Utah.
  • Obtain privileges not extended to non-residents, including school tuition.
  • Are gainfully employed in Utah (this does not apply if you are on a temporary assignment in the state.)

Non-residents licensed by another state or country may drive in Utah if:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Temporarily assigned by an employer, religious or private organization, or governmental entity.
  • Military personnel and dependents who are temporarily assigned in Utah.

When applying for a Utah driver license, your privilege to drive cannot be suspended, revoked, disqualified, or denied in another state.

Under Utah law, the individual driver is responsible for refraining from driving if there is any uncertainty about their physical, mental, or emotional status, which may affect driving safety.  If the condition persists, they are responsible for reporting it to the Driver License Division.

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.)

Appointments must be scheduled for all originals, provisionals, renewals, duplicates, ID cards, CDL’s, reinstatements, MVR’s, driving skills tests, motorcycle skills tests, and refugee/asylee.

Appointments will reduce your wait time and ensure the services requested can be completed.  Walk-in service may experience much longer wait times due to appointments taking priority.