How to Get a Permit if You are Under 18 Check List

You must be at least 15 ½, but under 18 years to get a permit. To obtain a permit you must:

Complete a Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44) including your parents' or guardians' signatures. To obtain this form by mail, call DMV's automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133.

Provide your social security number.

Provide your true full name.

Present an acceptable birth date and proof of legal presence document.

Submit proof of driver education completion.

Pay the application fee.

Study for the written test.


Additional information regarding a permit if you are under 18 years of age.