Utah Department of Public Safety

Driver License Division - Resident of Utah

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

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

  1. Enter the state with the intention of making Utah their home;
  2. Are gainfully employed in Utah (does not apply if you are on temporary assignment in the State); or
  3. Remain in the state for an aggregate period of six months or more during any calendar year

Nonresidents licensed by another state may drive in Utah if:

  1. They are at least 16 years old; or
  2. They will be visiting Utah for no more than a total of 6 months.  After that time, they must apply for a Utah driver license

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 to refrain from driving if there is any uncertainty about his/her physical mental or emotional status which may affect driving safety.  If the condition persists, he/she is responsible for reporting it to the Driver License Division.

[Last Update - Monday, 12-Aug-2013 08:08:27 MDT]