Utah Department of Public Safety

Driver License Division - Minor/Teen License

A minor driver is one who is under the age of 21 and is issued a Provisional Class D driver license. 


Once you reach the age of 16 and you have carried your learner permit for 6 months you are ready to obtain your driver license.  You will be required to:

  • Complete a driver education course;
  • 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 learner permit;
  • Pass the eye test;
  • Complete the medical questionnaire;
  • Parent/legal guardian sign off on 40 hours of practice driving (10 hours at night);
  • Parent/legal guardian sign for financial responsibility; and
  • Submit a nonrefundable fee of $30.00

You have three options for completing your driving test.  You can schedule a driving test appointment ahead of time by calling the driver license office you plan to visit to complete your license.  You can complete the test through your driver education class at your high school, or you can contact a certified commercial school and pay a fee to be tested -- view Third Party Road Testers for Regular Operators License

 


If you are under 18 and you have lost your driver license you can apply for a duplicate:

  • 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;
  • Your documentation used to verify your identity is on file if you obtained a driver license after January 1, 2010.  Therefore, no documentation is required.  However, if your address has changed you will need to provide two proofs of your new residence; and
  • Submit a nonrefundable fee of $18.00

The parent or legal guardian who signed for the original license does not need to sign again for a duplicate driver license, unless however, there was a signature withdrawal from the parent/legal guardian.

 

 


If you are new to Utah and you have been previously licensed in another U.S. State or Country, you are required to:

  • 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 proof of birth, full social security number and residence.  Visit Documentation Needed page for what is acceptable proof;
  • Provide proof of a valid U.S. State or country license.  If coming from another U.S. State your license will be surrendered upon application and a validation check will be ran by the examiner to be sure your status is valid in all other states;
  • Pass the eye test;
  • Complete the medical questionnaire;
  • Pass a 25 question open-book test; and
  • Submit a nonrefundable fee of $30.00

 


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 test to reapply.

Be sure to understand the requirements/restrictions that are in place for the minor driver at certain ages.

When requirements have been met for a driver license, you will receive a temporary photo license on the same day and the completed license will be mailed to you in approximately three weeks.

[Last Update - Monday, 21-Jul-2014 14:30:01 MDT]