Utah Department of Public Safety

Driver License Division - DPC

For a printable brochure with more information on what will be required to obtain and renew your DPC, click for English or Spanish. For more information on the fingerprint card that is required click here, or for a list of approved document translators click here.

A person who would need to obtain a Utah Driving Privilege Card (DPC) would be:

  • 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;
  • DPC would expire on their birth date in the first year from the date the card was issued or renewed; and
  • Individuals meeting these requirements would not be eligible to obtain a Commercial Driver License or Identification Card


Requirements to be eligible for a DPC:

  • You are a resident of Utah; and
  • You are required to obtain a Utah learner permit or DPC in order 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


Process for obtaining a DPC:

  • Appear at a driver license office;
  • Complete the driver license application (you can fill out and print the application ahead of time online and bring with you, or you can schedule an appointment for your visit to avoid waiting in line at the office);
  • Photo will be taken;
  • Provide evidence of a driving privilege issued in another state or country, or evidence of completion of a course in driver education to avoid having to carry a learner permit for 90 days if age 19 and older;
  • Provide proof of birth, full social security number or individual tax identification number (ITIN) and residence.  Visit our Documentation Needed page to see what is acceptable proof;
  • Completed fingerprint card and photograph from local agency;
  • Completion of required written test and driving tests;
  • Pass the eye test;
  • Complete the medical questionnaire; and
  • Submit nonrefundable fee of $25.00 for fingerprint process and $25.00 licensing fee


After all requirements for a DPC have been successfully completed, you will receive a temporary document that is a receipt only. The completed Driving Privilege Card (DPC) will then be mailed to you in approximately three weeks.

[Last Update - Monday, 23-Mar-2015 08:40:05 MDT]