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What is a Regular License?

A regular driver license is the most common license and is a “Class D” issued to drive motor vehicles (not a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) or motorcycle.) Every resident of Utah who drives a motor vehicle on the highways must have a valid Utah license, learner permit, or temporary driving permit.

A regular adult driver is 21 and over. A regular minor “provisional” driver is 20 and under.

You become a resident and will need a Utah license if you:
  • Enter the state to make Utah your home.
  • Remain in the state for 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, you are responsible for refraining from driving if there is any uncertainty about your physical, mental, or emotional status, which may affect driving safety.  If the condition persists, you 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 should be scheduled for all services to reduce your wait time.  Walk-in service may experience much longer wait times due to appointments taking priority.