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Learner Permit


Requirements for obtaining an entry level learner permit:

  • You must be at least 15 years old to apply.
  • 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 $19.00.
  • Bring proof of identity (name and date of birth.)
  • Bring social security card.
  • Bring two (2) documents of Utah residence address.
    • Visit our Required Documentation page for what is acceptable proof of each type of document required. If under age 18, proof of residence can be mail sent to your parent/legal guardian.
  • You will be required to pass a 50-question written knowledge test, study this driver handbook.
  • Bring a parent/legal guardian to sign for financial responsibility (for age 17 and under.) At any time the parent or legal guardian who signed for financial responsibility on the minor’s application can choose to withdraw their signature until the minor is 18 years of age, and for any reason.  This action would invalidate the driver license and the minor could reapply when they reach the age of 18, or if the parent/legal guardian signed a new application there would be a licensing fee and written knowledge test to reapply.

Process:

  1. Schedule a learner appointment for your visit.
  2. Complete the driver license application online and bring with you.

If an applicant is 17 years of age or younger when they apply for their Utah learner permit, they must hold their learner permit for six (6) months before being able to apply for a Utah driver license.  However, if the applicant turns 18 during the holding period they may apply for their driver license upon turning 18.  The six (6) month learner permit holding requirement does not apply to an applicant who is age 18 or older at the time of application for the learner permit.

Learner permits issued from a state other than Utah that are equivalent to the Utah learner permit can be used to meet the six (6) month learner permit holding requirement.

If you are 15, 16, or 17 the learner permit entitles you to operate a regular motor vehicle only if:

  • An approved driving instructor, parent or legal guardian who is licensed, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
  • The responsible adult who signed for financial responsibility, who is a licensed driver, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
  • Allows for other passengers in the vehicle.
  • Learner permit must be in the applicant’s immediate possession.

If you are 18 years old the learner permit entitles you to operate a regular motor vehicle only if:

  • A person 21 years of age or older, who must be a licensed driver, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
  • Allows for other passengers in the vehicle.
  • Learner permit must be in the applicant’s immediate possession.

If you are 19+ years old the learner permit entitles you to operate a regular motor vehicle only if:

  • A person 21 years of age or older, who must be a licensed driver, is occupying the seat beside the applicant.
  • Allows for other passengers in the vehicle.
  • Learner permit must be in the applicant’s immediate possession.

Follow-up:

  • Once you have applied for your learner permit you can enroll in a driver education course (not required for age 19+.)
  • A driving skills test will be required before being fully licensed.
  • There are requirements/restrictions in place for the minor driver, be sure to understand them.
  • Visit our Helpful Sites/Videos page for useful videos and printable forms.
  • If you have completed all the learner permit requirements for your age; have completed driver education (depending on age); have passed the Traffic Safety and Trends Exam; have passed the driving skills test and you are ready to get licensed; visit our Licensing Services page and click the buttons that apply to you.

HOW PARENTS CAN TEACH THEIR TEEN TO DRIVE, CLICK HERE


The $19.00 fee for the learner permit entitles the applicant to not more than three (3) attempts to pass the written knowledge test within one (1) year.  After three (3) attempts, applicant will be required to pay an additional fee.

You may renew a learner permit by paying a $19.00 renewal fee and completing the application process again.  However, all documentation you furnished for your original learner permit is on file and is not required to obtain a renewal or duplicate learner permit.