Utah Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
To obtain a motorcycle license in Utah, it is not required to take a motorcycle training course. To receive a motorcycle license, the applicant must obtain a passing status on the motorcycle skills driving examination administered at a local DLD office. However, the motorcycle skills driving examination may be waived with an ERC or BRC waiver.

Certain schools provide a five hour-long Experienced Rider Course (ERC). The course requires motorcycle riding experience and over 2000 miles on the motorcycle. If the applicant receives a passing status on the ERC test a motorcycle skills driving waiver will be provided.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginning Rider Course (BRC) is a beginner s riding course that once successfully completed waives the motorcycle skills driving examination.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
The Utah DLD encourages helmet use when riding motorcycles to ensure safety on the road. It is illegal for a person under the age of 18 to operate a motorcycle on streets or highways without proper headgear. The headgear must meet DOT standards and comply with Federal guidelines. If above the age of 18, a helmet is not required.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
Failure to pass a car safety inspection will result in failure to obtain a renewed car registration in Utah. In this case, a temporary vehicle registration or an extension of a vehicle registration may be given until the vehicle is eligible to pass safety/emission inspections.

Temporary permits can be obtained at a local DMV office upon demonstrating proof of ownership, insurance, identification and the required registration fees, including a $6 temporary permit fee, which is subject to change.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Yes, the Utah DMV allows different addresses to be on the drivers license and car registration. The Utah driver s license address change can be completed online or by contacting the Utah DMV.

  • Phone: Contact the Utah DMV division at 801-297-7780.
  • Online: Use the Utah DLD Driver License Renewal online application.

The Utah car registration address change can also be completed online or by phone.

  • Phone: Contact 800-368-8824 and provide the plate number and last eight characters of the VID.
  • Online: Visit the Utah Motor Vehicle Portal. Go to “Vehicle Options”,then click “Manage My Vehicle”.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
The state of Utah requires that all residents with registered vehicles in state hold Utah insurance requirements. Depending on the state, insurance state regulations may vary. Thus, it is important to contact the previous state insurance requirements.

Utah non-residents who are in Utah for 90 or more days must get car insurance while in Utah. The Utah SR-22 form is filed to keep track of insurance and financial responsibility.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
Commercial driver s licenses cannot be renewed online or through mail. To renew a CDL, visit a local DLD office and provide the current expired CDL, a valid DOT Card, a CDL Medical Self Certification, and a renewal fee of $40 (subject to change).

Endorsement renewals cannot be completed online either. In the case of commercial driving license citations, suspensions, and expirations, a regular license test of 25 questions will be administered additionally to renew a CDL.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
In Utah, certified drivers records cannot be requested online and may only be requested in person or via mail. Certified MVRs may take two or more weeks of processing and require a fee of $10.75 (subject to change), for the first 15 pages.

If requesting a certified, Utah driving record in person complete the following forms:

If requesting a certified, Utah driving record via mail, specify the records requested and complete the following forms:

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

Can I take the DMV written test online?
There is no option of taking a Utah drivers permit test online. The written examination must be completed at a local DLD office. An appointment is required to be made in order to schedule a written examination. Walk-ins are accepted but do not guarantee testing. Although the knowledge test is not available online, a drivers license practice test is available online offering questions resembling those asked for the official examination.

The knowledge test costs $25 at the DLD office, covers up to three attempts, and is subject to price change.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
Using the Utah CDL anywhere in the United States depends on the chosen category of commercial motor vehicle operation that the applicant has self-certified. Applicants that have are certified interstate (non-expected or expected) can drive between states using their CDL. Those with an intrastate certification can only use their CDL within Utah. Click here to learn more about determining categories of CMV operation.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
A representative may renew car registration on behalf of the owner. A representative may not, however, make any changes on file. When renewing the registration, the representative must complete any necessary forms, submit any documents, and pay all required fees. For more information on representatives, registration changes, or registration renewals contact the DMV office at 801-297-7780.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

Do boats need to be registered?
Motor-powered or sail-operated watercraft vehiclesthat navigate in Utah waters must be registered with the DMV. A mandatoryUtah vehicle registration fee is required upon application and an annual fee is required thereafter. If a vehicle/motorboat is 50 HP or more then it is mandatory for it to be insured.

To register watercraft vehicles, the following may be required:

  • Age-based uniform fee
  • Registration fees

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
To operate a scooter in Utah, a motorcycle driver s license is not required. To ride a moped, a drivers license with a motorcycle endorsement is needed. The Motorcycle Operator Manual provides informational graphics and explanations regarding motor operated vehicles. The manual offers applicants specific license requirements for a range of motor operated vehicles.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
Traffic school is served on a qualifying basis in Utah. If the driver meets certain requirements, traffic school can be completed in place of paying aUtah traffic ticket fine or attending court. For speeding tickets, a driver may be eligible for traffic school if:

  • Caught not going more than 20 mph.
  • Caught 30 days or less since the ticket was issued.
  • Not ticketed with more than one offense.

Other criteria may be upheld. Contact the local Justice Court for eligibility and concerns.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
Insurance coverage varies from state to state and a driver may need to apply for car insurance depending on the state s auto insurance laws. If leaving Utah and moving to another state, it is important to notify the current insurer provider for further instruction on what to do.

Many car insurance providers offer car insurance quotes. Notify the current insurance company of a change of address as to where the car will reside.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
In the case of identity theft, the applicant may file a police report. The following steps may be done to help recover damage:

  • Organize the identity case:
    • Copy all financial statements
    • Organize loose documents
    • Keep track of expenses
  • Contact the DLD for a duplicate driver s license
  • Start the 90-Day Fraud Alert

For more information on lost drivers licenses and inquiries contact a local law enforcement division and/or the DLD.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
A police report is not required by the DMV after a lost or stolen car registration, but it is recommended that the theft be reported to a local law enforcement office. After reporting the incident, the DMV should be notified before administering a UT replacement car registration. To pick up a duplicate car registration, upon arrival at a local DMV office provide the necessary documentation and fees.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
License plates do not need to be returned upon moving. However, if the license plate indicates specific services that are no longer necessary (i.e. disability plates) then the plate must be surrendered at a motor vehicle office.

Failure to return a canceled, suspended, voided, or revoked license plate to the DMV will result in a class C misdemeanor. License plates may also be donated to the DMV office for license plate collection.

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
A driver s education course is only required if the applicant is 18 years or younger. Driver s ed requires the applicant to have a UT learners permit before taking the course and may be completed at:

  • A local high school.
  • A commercial driver education school.
  • An approved online/home study driver education.

If you are from another US state and you hold a driver s education certificate of having completed at least 18 hours classroom, 6 hours driving and 6 hours observation, the certificate may be accepted. If you are 19 years or older, driver s ed is not required.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
The damaged car title does not need to be returned to the Utah DMV. Upon signing the Application For Utah Car Title, the owner certifies that the vehicle title was stolen, lost, mutilated or made illegible. The original car title cannot be endorsed and transferred, used as collateral, or given to a lending association.

For further questions on misuse of a UT duplicate car title and consequences, please contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
It is not necessary that a damaged car registration be returned to the DMV. A duplicate Utah vehicle registration can be obtained a local DMV office by providing appropriate documentation and fees, which include:

  • A duplicate registration fee (depending on the vehicle type)
  • A copy of the recent registration or license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
All motor vehicles must be registered under Utah state law. A motorized scooter may be considered a small motor vehicle if its engine is less than150 cubic centimeters or has a motor with a horsepower of five or less.

To register a motorized scooter, the following may be required:

  • Utah safety inspection certificate
  • Age-based uniform fee
  • Registration fees

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
The state of Utah demands that, based on age, vehicles pass emission tests in specific time periods. The emission certificate is a condition of car registration and must be submitted to the DMV upon inspection.

A vehicle may qualify for an emission inspection if:

  • The model year is less than six years old (required once every two years).
  • The model year is six years old and older than from the year 1967 (required every year).

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
The Utah DLDgives applicants who are at least 21 years old the option of adding a veteran indicator when applying for an ID card. The veteran indicator can only be added if acceptable evidence of honorable discharge from the US Military is provided at a local DLD office during time of application.

Acceptable forms of evidence include:

  • DD214
  • A Record/Notice of Separation for WWII veterans

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
A copy of the Utah Driver Handbook can be found here. The handbook provides in depth knowledge on getting, applying, and maintaining a Utah driving license. The subjects include:

  • Basic driving skills
  • Definitions
  • Driver license field offices
  • Driver license regulation
  • How crashes may affect you
  • Information for RV s and large vehicles
  • License revocations and suspension, alcohol, point system, driving records
  • Obtaining a driver license
  • Registration, inspection, and equipment
  • Rules of the road
  • Sample test questions
  • Special subjects and interests for drivers
  • Traffic signs, signals, and road markings
  • Utah s classified license system

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
Traffic or parking tickets can be paid online at the Utah Courts government website. To pay traffic tickets online, the following documents may be required:

  • Court case or citation number
  • Justice court
  • Court-specific fillable form
  • Online payment transfer

Case numbers are unique to court locations, not statewide. To pay by mail or in person, visit a local county justice court location.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

How can I renew my drivers license?
To acquire a Utah Class D driver s license renewal, the applicant may renew online using the DLD Utah Driver License Online Renewal or by visiting a local DLD office; appointments or walk-ins both welcome.

The following must be providedin order to renew a driver license in Utah:

  • Utah Drivers License Application provided here
  • Current Utah driver s license
  • Two proofs of Utah residency (if address has changed)
  • Passing status on the written examination and/or the driving skills examination
  • Passing status on the vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Non-refundable fee of $25 (prices subject to change)

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
In Utah, you can use four different methods in order to renew your vehicle registration: online, at inspection stations, at a local DMV office or by mail.

To renew a car registration online, use the Utah DMV secure online service. In order to renew online, the following will be required:

  • Ownership of the vehicle
  • Certificates of safety and/or emission tests (if applicable)
  • Valid online payment method
  • Provide last name, zip code, plate and VIN

Upon completing inspections at a certified safety and inspection station, a full DMV car registration renewal can be administered.

To renew at a local DMV office arrive by appointment or by walk-in, with inspection certificates and the required registration renewal fee payment.

For renewal via mail, mail the following to the Utah State Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division, P.O. Box 30412, Salt Lake City, UT 84130:

  • Registration renewal notice
  • Registration fee payment
  • Certificates of safety and/or emission tests (if applicable)

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
To transfer a Utah car registration to another state, the Utah DMV suggests first contacting the state to which you are moving to. The state requirements for vehicle registration in Utah may differ from others. The fees paid to the Utah DMV are not transferable to other states. Thus, in order to gain a new registration in another state, it is recommended to contact the local DMV of that specific state for procedures and requirements.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
To apply for a Utah CDL license after choosing the CDL class and any related endorsements, the following must be presented to a local CDL certified DLD office:

  • DOT card and self-certification form
  • Utah Drivers License Application
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Proof of passing written examination
  • Proof of passing vision examination
  • Payment for the non-refundable fee of $40 and endorsement fee of $7 each (prices subject to change)

After these steps, a commercial learners permit will be issued. The following is required for a commercial drivers license:

  • Completed CDL training (company or approved third-party)
  • Passing status on the CDL skills test

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
To qualify for a disable person parking placard or plates, the applicant must meet Utah “disabled” person standards as defined by state law. Applicants with disabilities can apply for disabled person’s license plates or placards via mail or by visiting a local DMV office.

To apply via mail,provide the following documents:

If applying at a DMV office, provide the following documentation:

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

How do I apply for a drivers license?
To acquire a Utah Class D driver s license issued to drive motor vehicles, the applicant must be a resident of the state and visit a local DLD office; appointments or walk-ins are both welcome.

For newor current residents, the following documents must be provided:

  • Utah Drivers License Application provided here
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of legal status
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Evidence of driver education, an out-of-state valid license, or a 90 days learners permit
  • Passing status on the written examination and/or the driving skills examination
  • Passing status on the vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Non-refundable fee of $25 if 21 or older, or nonrefundable fee of $30 if provisional (prices subject to change)

Utah provides the opportunity for legal non-US citizens to obtain a limited-term drivers license. In order to obtain a limited-term drivers license, the following must be provided at the DLD office:

  • Utah Drivers License Application provided here
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of legal status
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Evidence of driver education, valid foreign driving privilege, or 90 days learners permit (if 19 and over)
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Non-refundable fee of $25 if 21 or older, or nonrefundable fee of $30 if provisional (prices subject to change)

If you are a refugee or an approved asylee, the following documents must also be provided:

  • Evidence of status as refugee or approved ayslee/ SAVE verified legal/lawful presence document
  • Evidence of SAVE verified identity

Utah provides the opportunity to illegal non-US citizens to obtain a driving privilege card. If unable to establish legal/lawful presence and/or you are ineligible for a Social Security number,a driving privilege card can be issued. It is not a valid identification card and it only serves to allow you to legally drive in Utah. You must follow the same aforementioned steps in order to get a driving privilege card.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
To apply for a learners permit in Utah, the applicant must be at least 15 years old. A series of documents and exams, along with an application fee, questionnaire, and financial responsibility signature, must be given to the DLD office for approval.

If the applicant is at least 15 years old, the following must be provided:

  • Utah Drivers Permit Application
  • Proof of identity and legal status
  • Proof of Social Security verification
  • Twoproofs of Utah residency
  • Proof of passingthe written examination
  • Proof of passingthe vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Parental/guardian financial responsibility signature
  • Payment for the non-refundable fee of $15 (subject to change)

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
To qualify to receive a Utah motorcycle license, the applicant must request a duplicate drivers license or renew the current drivers license. The renewed/duplicated license will include a motorcycle endorsement. For a new drivers license with an M endorsement, the following must be presented at a local DLD office:

  • The applicant s current Utah driver license
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Proof of passing the 25-question written examination
  • Proof of passing the vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • A non-refundable duplicate or renewal license fee
  • A non-refundable motorcycle endorsement fee of $9.50 (subject to change)

After these steps, a motorcycle learner permit will be issued. In order to obtain an M endorsement on a Utah driving license you must provide proof of having passed the motorcycle skills driving examination. The motorcycle skills driving examination can be waived with completion of motorcycle course (ERC or BRC cards).

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Utah

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Address changes vary depending on the car insurance provider. Many car insurance companies allow address changes to be completed online, by phone or in person.

To file an address change request, the applicant is responsible for providing the insurance representative with a full name, policy number and additional insurance information upon request. Contact the current car insurance provider for address change instruction.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

How do I change my address on my car registration?
To declare an official address change on your car registration, the process may be done so online or by the phone.

  • Phone: Contact 800-368-8824 and provide the plate number and last eight characters of the VID.
  • Online: Visit the Utah Motor Vehicle Portal, go to “Vehicle Options”, and then click “Manage My Vehicle”.

If a paper copy of the updated registration is preferred, a replacement car registration can be offered at a local DLD office. The following must be provided:

  • Recent registration, license plate number, or VIN
  • Replacement fees depending on the registration type

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
The Driver License Division of the DMV must be notified within 30 days of a CDL holder sofficial address change. CDL address changes cannot be completed online and require the applicant to visit a local DLD office. A CDL license will be issued with the new updated address and requires the CDL holder to provide evidence of current Utah residency. Contact a local DLD office for questions regarding documentation and acceptable forms.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
To change the address on a driver s license, the applicant may do so online or by contacting the Utah DMV. Utah does not require that a new drivers license be obtained with the new address but Utah law requires that the DLD be contacted within 10 days of moving.

The change of address can be completed through the Utah DLD Driver License Renewal online application. The few steps to change address information may require the drivers license number, new address, and additional information. To change an address over the phone, contact the Utah DMV division at 801-297-7780.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

How do I change my address on my ID card?
The applicant maychange the address on an identification card online or by contacting the Utah DMV. The change of address can be completed through the Utah DLD Driver License Renewal online application. The few steps to change address information online may require the ID card number, new address, and additional information. To change an address over the phone, contact the Utah DMV division at 801-297-7780.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Name change processes vary depending on the car insurance provider. The requirements to change name on the car insurance entail the applicant to providethe insurance representative with a full name, policy number and additional insurance information upon request. Many car insurance companies allow name changes to be completed online, by phone or in person. Contact the current car insurance provider for name change instruction.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
To request a name change on a car registration, the applicant must provide the Social Security Administration with legal evidence authorizing the name change such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order.

After completing the name change with the SSA, provide the DMV office with proper evidence of name change to complete the car registration. Also provide a copy of the most recent registration, license plate number, or vehicle identification number (VIN). A nonrefundable fee of $4 may be charged. Fees are subject to change.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
To change a name on a drivers license, the applicant must provide the Utah DMV with the following documents:

  • Current Utah drivers license
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order
How do I change my name on my ID card?
To change a name on an identification card, the process is the same as requesting an official name change on your drivers license. The applicant must visit the Utah DMV and present the following documents:

  • Current Utah drivers license
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
To get a corrected Social Security card, the applicant filing the Utah name change requestmust visit a local Social Security office to present a series of documentation validating the name change.

The SSA will instruct applicants to visit or mail the necessary documentation to a local SS office. Appointments for local SS offices can be made online or through the phone. Upon completing the name change process with the SSA allow 24 hours for the system to update the applicant s SS status.

Visit the Social Security Website for additional information on changing the information on the Social Security records and the appropriate application and documentation.

How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
It is against Utah government law to disclose driver information. If there is reason to believe that someone has illegally accessed a Utah driving record, contact the DLD or the DMV.

The DLD may be contacted by phone at 801-965-4437 and the DMV may be contacted at 1-800-DMV-UTAH.

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
In the case of a stolen car registration a police report may be filed. A stolen car registration may jeopardize an identity or the vehicle itself. If there is any belief that a car registration has be stolen, contact a law enforcement office immediately and report the theft.

Law enforcement offices may be contacted via phone or in person. Certain Utah counties provide online reporting systems as well.

For more information: How to replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
If there is any reason to believe that a Utah car title was stolen, it is important to contact a local law enforcement office, either in person or by the phone. After reporting a stolen car title to the police, contact the DMV to notify them of the case. With both reports completed, a Utah car title replacement application and fee may then be mailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

How do I get a copy of my driving record?
A regular driving history record can be obtained online, via mail or by visiting a local DLD office in Utah.

To obtain a driving record online, visit the Department of Public Safety Driver s License Division webpage online and use the secure Request Your Driving Record services. The online driving record will require driver information and a credit or debit card payment that matches the record on file.

Visit a localDLD or administrative office to obtain request anUtah driving recordin person and provide the following:

For an MVR request via mail,provide the following to the Utah DLD P.O. Box:

  • Notarized Request For MVR By Mail form
  • MVR fee of $6 via check or money order (subject to change)

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
To obtain a duplicate identification card, the applicant must arrive at a local DLD office. Appointments or walk-ins are welcome.

Upon arrival, the following documents must be provided:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of legal status
  • Proof of Social Security verification
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Payment for non-refundable fee of $18 (prices subject to change)

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

How do I get a hardship license?
A hardship license may only be granted to a driver once during one period of suspension, revocation, denial or disqualification.To obtain a hardship license in Utah, written verification proving undue hardship from having aUT revoked drivers license will be needed. A regular limited license or an alcohol/drug related limited driving license might be issued in dependence of suspension circumstances.

The following are requirements in obtaining a regular limited driving license (hardship license):

  • Clearing open-ended department action
  • Providing written verification from employer of necessary work schedule
  • Paying reinstatement and licensing fees
  • Completing required examinations
  • Providing a letter of recommendation from the last convicting judge
  • Demonstrating undue hardship

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
To replace a DMV drivers licenses, the applicants must present themselves at a local DLD office. If you are in the military and stationed elsewhere, once you are back in Utah, visit a local DLD and provide the following documents:

  • Passing status on the vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Non-refundable fee of $18 (subject to change)

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
A traffic tickets may be dismissed depending on the instruction listed on the citation. The most common form of dismissal is:

  • Paying traffic ticket
  • Appearing in court (if necessary)

The driver may also have a chance to dispute the ticket in court. Upon pleading “not guilty” and supported by the court, the ticket may be dismissed.

Traffic school may also dismiss a traffic ticket if the ticket qualifies for this form of dismissal. Contact the local Justice Court for eligibility and concerns about traffic school.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
A government or insurance agency or a licensed private investigator, may access the Utah DMV driving record of another individual by providing the following:

  • Completed Request for MVR(DLD60a) by an authorized company official
  • Applicable fee (if required)

To obtain someone else s driving record, an MVR can be requested by an employer, agent of employer, or insurer of employer for a CDL holder, or an individual with notarized consent. Provide the following

  • Completed Request for MVR(DLD60b) by an authorized official or notarized individual
  • Applicable fee (if required)

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
A duplicate car registrationin Utah can be obtained if a car registration is damaged, lost, or stolen. To obtain aduplicate Utah vehicle registration, visit a local DMV office and provide the following documents:

  • Payment for the duplicate registration fee (depending on the vehicle type)
  • A copy of the recent registration or license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
A duplicate car title can be obtained if a car title has been damaged, lost, or stolen. The duplicate Utah car title replacement can be requested via mail. Please note that standard mail rates may apply. The following must be provided:

The application and fee must be mailed to:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles

Mail and Correspondence

P.O. Box 30412

Salt Lake City, UT 84130

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
A duplicate driver s licensecan be obtained by coming into a local DLD office; appointments or walk-ins both welcome. The following must be provided in order to renew driver licenses in Utah:

  • Passing status on the vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Non-refundable fee of $18 (subject to change)

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
A salvaged vehicle, where the cost of repairing exceeds fair market value, will be issued a distinctive title referred to as a “branded” title. To obtain a brandedused car title, the insurer, state, or other jurisdiction is in primary charge to declare the car “salvaged.” The Application for Utah Title allows the option of selecting a salvage title.

In the case of branded titles and salvaged cars, contact the DMV via phone or email for specific instructions or procedures. The DMV can be contacted by phone at 801-297-7780 and 800-368-882 or by email at dmv@utah.gov.

For more information: Title Transfers or Obaining a New Title in Utah

How do I obtain car registration?
In Utah, all vehicles must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Utah residents must register vehicles for in-state use; exemptions may apply to non-residents.

To obtain a Utah car registration, the following must be presented to a local DMV office:

  • Completed Application to Register
  • Inspection certificates
  • Evidence of ownership documents

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
The state of Utah does not define a driver as a Habitual Traffic Offender. The Utah Point system declares that individuals below the age of 21, if accumulating 70 points in 3 years or less, may lead to a drivers license hearing and a suspension or denial of driving privileges. For an individual 21 or a hearing and possible suspension/denial may result if accumulating 200 points within three years.

The following are examples of driving offenses and their relative points:

  • Reckless Driving: 80
  • Speeding: 35-75
  • Tailgating: 60
  • Improper Passing: 50

Please note that points may vary in dependence of the court. A complete list of the point system can be found in the Utah Driver Handbook.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
Drivers are subject to the Utah Implied Consent Law. The law declares that the refusal to submit a breath/urine/blood test will result in a license revocation for 18 months. To reinstate a driverslicense, the driver must wait until the revocation period has been completed and provide the following:

  • Reinstatement fee
  • Driver license fee
  • Required examinations

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
After the suspension period of a driver s license is over, court fees are paid, and all necessary additional suspension requirements are completed a driver is eligible to reinstate a revoked drivers license.

To reinstate a suspended drivers license, visit a local DLD and complete:

  • The DLDapplication for license reinstatement
  • Additional fee or fees

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
Points may be removed from a Utah driverslicense on an improved driving basis. If driving one year without a traffic violation conviction, half the points on the drivers license will be removed. If driving two years without a traffic violation infraction, then all the points on the driver s license may be cleared.

Attending court-approved programs like defensive driving or traffic safety courses may remove 50 points from a driver s license. The program may only be taken once every three years.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

How do I renew my driving permit?
The Utah driving permit may be renewed after exceedingthree attempts offered in a year to pass the written test. Drivers can renew a learners permit by:

  • Paying a renewal fee of $15 (subject to change).
  • Completing the application process.

The documentation accompanying the original learners permit is not necessary for a permit renewal.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

How do I renew my ID card?
The Utah identification card expires five years after the date of issuance. To renew ID cards, the applicant must be a resident of the state and not hold a current driver s license. Renewals are available online or at a local DLD office. Appointments or walk-ins are welcome.

Upon arrival, the following documents must be provided:

  • Utah Drivers License Application
  • Current Utah identification card
  • Non-refundable fee of $18 (prices subject to change)

If the identification card is not in applicant s possession or if address has changed, the applicant must also provide two proofs of Utah residency.

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
The state of Utah extends the driver s license expirationdate if the applicant is currently enlisted in the military and stationed outside of Utah. The applicant has an extension of up to 90 days after discharge.

Military personnel may also apply for Utah drivers license renewal if out-of-state more than six months prior to the expiration date. Evidence of military stationing will be needed to verify absence for the six-month period.

If the DLD has contacted the applicant with eligibility for online renewal, the applicant is exempt from visiting the DLD office and may renew the license online through the Utah Driver License Online Renewal.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
When trying to apply for a CDL license, it is important to note that a DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. DOT Cards are subject to the medical examiner s expiration date based on monitored conditions. To renew the medical report, the applicant must have a DOT physical examination conducted by a licensed medical examiner.

For medical certification and renewal to be completed, the applicant must submit the Commercial Driver License Medical Self Certification:

  • Every two years.
  • When renewing DOT card or Utah Intrastate Waiver card.
  • If vehicle operation type changes.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
The standard driver license renewal process applies when trying to renew a motorcycle license. To renew a motorcycle license,an applicant must visit a local DLD office.

For further questions regarding motorcycle license renewals the Utah Driver License Division is located on the Third Floor at South 4501 South 2700 West PO Box 144501 Salt Lake City, Utah 84129. To contact by phone, the DLD can be reached at 801-965-4437.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
Non-U.S. citizens in the case of address or name change are required to provide their current Utah drivers license and appropriate documentation validating the change. In the case of lost or stolen drivers license, non-US citizens must demonstrate evidence of identity and legal status. Two forms of residency are needed as well.

These documents must be brought into a local DLD office and the following must be completed upon arrival:

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
To replace a lost drivers license, visit a local DLD office and provide the following documents:

  • Utah Drivers License Application
  • Current Utah driver s license
  • Forms of evidence indicating identity and legal status
  • Passing status on the vision examination
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Non-refundable fee of $18 (subject to change)

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
For new Utah residents, the title transfer between states varies depending on the situation.

If an out-of-state leasing company or lien holder is holding the Certificate of Title, the Utah certificate of title is not necessary for an in-state registration. Instead provide the most recent registration, Safety and/or Emissions Inspection, and the VIN/HIN Inspection.

In other cases, simply provided the following:

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
In the case where an original car title is lost an Application for Duplicate Utah Title can be filled out to apply for a new car title. After completed, provide the following to complete the car title transfer:

  • Application for Utah Title (completed by vehicle buyer)
  • Safety and/or Emissions Inspection Certificates
  • Power of attorney, billing statement, and Utah sales tax number (provided by lessor only if the vehicle is leased)

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

How do I transfer my car title?
To transfer a Utah car title, the process usually requires a set of documents and forms. When arriving at a local DMV office, the following must be provided:

  • Original Certificate of Title or a completed Application for Duplicate Utah Title (completed by vehicle seller)
  • Application for Utah Title (completed by vehicle buyer)
  • Safety and/or emissions inspection certificates
  • Power of attorney, billing statement, and Utah sales tax number (provided by lessor only if the vehicle is leased)

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
RVs whose model years are of 2015 or older do not require a title in Utah, but may be titled upon the request of the owner. Campers/RVs that are dated 2015 or newer camper and registered in Utah, must be titled. To title the vehicle, provide the following to a local DMV office:

  • Evidence of ownership
  • Payment of sales/use tax
  • Payment of motor vehicle title fee
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
  • Odometer statements
  • Property tax clearance

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
The state of Utah accepts completion courses of a certified, basic motorcycle training course given outside the state of Utah. For the DLD to add the Utah motorcycle license endorsement, the military applicant would have to be present at a local DLD office and follow procedures for an M endorsement such as providing proof of residency and passing the written examination. With a valid card certifying basic motorcycle training course completion outside of Utah, the skills examination will be waived and a motorcycle endorsement will be issued.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

How does the DMV check my vision?
A review examination at a Utah DLD office will call for a vision-screening test. A standard eye exam will require 20/40 vision and side vision of 90 degrees in at least one eye with or without glasses. Failure to meet these requirements will result in a requested statement from an eye doctor or else the application for a drivers license will not be approved. The vision statement must explain any specific vision problems and/or restrictions. Upon review, certain driving restrictions may be placed on the license.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
If you are 17 years old or younger, you must hold aUtah learning permitfor six months before being able to apply for a Utah driver license.

If the applicant turns 18 while holding the learners permit, a driver license application may be completed. If an applicant is 18 or older when applying for the learning permit, the six-month permit holding is not applied.

If the learning permit is from another state, the permit can be used to meet the six-month requirement.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
After submitting the requirements via mail for a UT car title replacement, the replacement may take up to three weeks. After mailing, the new car title may be processed within one week of the DMV receiving it. After it has been processed, the new title may take between seven to 10 days in the mail.

If the replacement title has not yet been received after three weeks, contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
In accordance to the Implied Consent Law, if a driver refuses to undergo a chemical test it may result in a revoked drivers license.Revocation periods vary depending on age and number of offenses. Drivers below the age of 21 may have their driving license revoked for 24 months in the case of a first offense, 36 months for a second offense, or until the age of 21. Drivers 21 or older when facing a first offense may have a suspended license for 18 months. For subsequent offenses, the drivers license may be suspended for 36 months. Additional requirements may apply as well.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
Upon completion of the Utah ID card application process, the DLD will grant the applicant a temporary photo identification card. This temporary identification card will be used until the completed identification card arrives in the applicant s mail. The mailed ID card can take approximately four to six weeks to arrive. The official ID card is only valid for 5 years, requires renewal, and cannot be possessed with a driver s license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
The Utah point system holds different standards for license suspension. A driver below the age of 21,who has accumulated 70 points in three years or less, may need to undergo a license hearing and a suspension or denial of driving privileges. An individual 21 or older, who has accumulated 200 points within three years, may be subject to a hearing and a possible suspension/denial.

Contact the DLD by phone at 801-965-4437, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
A total of 50 points can be removed from a Utahdrivers recordfor completing a driver improvement course. A Division Hearing officer recommends the driver improvement courses but each course and its regulations vary depending on the district/court jurisdiction.

To further remove points from a driving record, drivers are rewarded for a year or two of safe driving. After one year of accident-free driving, half the points may be removed off the UT DMV driving record. After two years, all points are deleted.

For more information: Point System in Utah

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
The state of Utah holds a $4 duplicate registration fee when making corrections to an existing car registration in regards to name changing. Every vehicle must be registered and requires the following:

Contact the DMV between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 801-297-7780 or email at dmv@utah.gov for further registration issues and concerns.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
The state of Utah holds a $6 title fee when making corrections to an existing title in regards to name changing.Every vehicle must be titled and requires the following:

Contact the DMV between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 801-297-7780 or email at dmv@utah.gov for further title issues and concerns.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
To change an applicant s name with the Driver s License Divisionthe applicant must provide legal evidence authorizing the name change such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order. With the appropriate name change forms and other specific documentation, a fee will be charged depending on the new card being administered. These fees may include:

  • $25 driver license renewal fee
  • $18 driver license duplicate fee
  • $18 identification card renewal fee
How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
A Utah CDL must be renewed every five years. When renewing a CDL license, the following are required to be presented at a Utah DMV:

The expired CDL card:

  • Renewal fee of $40 (subject to change)
  • A valid DOT Card and Commercial Driver License Medical Self Certification

If applicable:

  • An endorsements renewal fee of $9.50 (subject to change)
  • A passing status when retaking the hazardous materials and/or school bus endorsements written examination

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
A Utah driver license can be renewed six months before its expiration date.If you are located out of state more than six months prior to the expiration date, a chance to renew driving licenses prior to the trip can be arranged with the DLD. Evidence to verify absence for the six-month period must be brought to a local DLD office. Along with the evidence, appropriate documentation and payment will need to be presented as well.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
In the case of a deceased family member, a variety of documents may be needed to transfer titles in Utah.Documents may include:

  • Original Certificate of Title
  • Application for Utah Title
  • Safety and/or emissions inspection certificates
  • Certificate of death
  • Testimony of will
  • Survivorship affidavit

Contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824 for additional documents and procedures needed for deceased title transfer

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
A vehicle may be impounded for having an expired car registration. To be released from the impound lot, the applicant must contact the DMV for a 15-day temporary permit and impound release. Upon payment of required fees, including an additional $6 permit fee, the vehicle must complete all the necessary inspections. The applicant may then go to a local DMV office to collect plates and decals with proper inspection documentation.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
The Utah DLD does not require a filed police report if a license is stolen or lost. If needing a duplicate license the fee will be $18 (subject to change). A police report will not waive the fee. The fee can be paid at a local DLD office upon finishing a drivers license copy request.

For more information on lost drivers licenses and inquiries contact a local law enforcement division and/or the DLD.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
With minimum UT insurance for a car there is a $15,000 property damage liability. The property damage liability covers damage caused to the property or vehicle of another. The insurance company and the insurer may agree on the amount of damage to a driver s property damage and may not refuse to pay the agreed property damage claim.

For questions on getting car insurance and liability coverage contact the DMV toll-free at 800-368-8824.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
In the case of a lost ticket, contact the law enforcement agency that issued it and ask about paying traffic tickets in Utah. If the ticket is issued by the Utah Highway Patrol visit the Utah Highway Patrol website for local offices. If a city or county issued the ticket, visit the Utah City and County webpage to locate a local police or sheriff s department.

If the necessary information from the XChange court case lookup is known, simply visit the Utah Courts government website and enter the appropriate information where asked.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
If an identification card is lost, stolen, or damaged it can be replaced. To replace ID cards, the applicant must visit a local DLD office in Utah and apply for a duplicate ID card.

Upon arrival, the following documents must be provided:

  • Utah Drivers License Applicationn
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of legal status
  • Proof of Social Security verification
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Payment for non-refundable fee of $18 (prices subject to change)

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
At the time of a Utah DUI arrest, your drivers license may be confiscated by a law enforcement officer and may not be given back. The officer will then issue a citation that also serves as a temporary license for 29 days.

The court hearing will determine the suspension period. Upon completing the suspension period and any additional requirements the driver may apply for a license reinstatement. The suspension period depends on:

  • Suspension times.
  • Age.
  • Hearing.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
The procedure for a replacement personalized plate varies from that of a car registration. To obtain a personalized plate replacement, the following may be mailed or presented ata local DMV office:

The personalized replacement plate may arrive within four weeks of placing the order.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
The minimum age to apply for a Commercial Drivers License is 18 years old. Applicants must have at least one year of driving experience. If 21 years or younger, the CDL is only applicable to intrastate operation and excludes the following endorsements:

  • H: Hazardous Materials
  • P: Passenger
  • S: School Bus

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
A license may be renewed until the driver s ability to drive is impaired because of medical or age-related reasons. In this case, the Utah driver s license must be exchanged at a Utah DLD office for an ID card. Renewed drivers licenses expire on the birth date after five years on the fifth year and require the renewal process upon expiration to become validated. The process for renewing driver s license will be completed and a temporary driver s license will be issued and the completed drivers license will be mailed four to six week later.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
The Utah Motor Vehicle Act requires that after registering cars, the registration card be signed, carried, and exhibited.

The law entails:

  • The owner of the vehicle must sign the registration card.
  • The registration card must becarried in the vehicle of issuance at all times
  • The registration cardmust be presented and displayed upon demand of an officer.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
The duplicate drivers license will be mailed to the address the DLD has on file. The DLD address is the address in which proof of residency is established. If applying for an address change, the Utah duplicate license will be mailed to the most current address on file. Duplicate licenses are mailed approximately four to six weeks after the time of application. If an applicant has not received a duplicate license, the DLD Administration can be contacted 801-965-4437 or at the Utah DLD website.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
Standard renewal procedures apply for a senior citizen applying for a drivers license renewal in Utah. When renewing a Utah driving license, you must present the following documents upon arrival at a local DLD office:

  • Passing status on the vision examination (if 65 years or older each new license application will require a new vision examination)
  • Completed medical questionnaire
  • Current Utah driver license (if address has changed provide appropriate documentation of two evidences of residency)
  • A renewal license fee of $13if 65 years and older

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
A UT title for a carserves as a documentation of evidence of car ownership. Most of the time, car titles are transferred when a vehicle is:

  • Bought.
  • Sold.
  • Inherited.
  • Donated.

Most car titles can be easily transferred with the appropriate documentation and forms. For information or inquiries regarding car title transfers contact the DMV Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
A suspended driving license in Utah indicates that a driver may have been guilty of offenses that revoke driving privileges and the driver s license. Offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Reckless or illegal conduct that causes death, injury or property damage.
  • Physical or mental incompetence to drive equating unsafe driving.
  • Illegally using driving license or allowing someone to use it.
  • Refusal or failure of Division required examination.
  • Arrest due to DUI or drug offense.
  • Failure to pay child support.

A complete list of offenses that may jeopardize or may result in a Utah drivers license suspension can be found in the Utah Driver Handbook.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
To receive a Utah motorcycle driving license, applicants under the age of 19 must hold a motorcycle learner permit for two months. There are no restrictions three to six months after holding the permit. Certain learner permit restrictions include:

  • No passengers accompanying the driver
  • No motorcycle driving from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • No motorcycle driving on highways a speed limit higher than 60 mph

Additional age restrictions include:

  • Riders under 16 may not operate any motor vehicle on Utah roads or highways.
  • Riders under 18operating an off highway vehicle and passengers must wear appropriate headgear.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Utah

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
When receiving a license to drive commercial vehicles, Utah offers the following endorsements:

  • H: Hazardous Materials
  • N: Tanker
  • X: Tanker/Hazardous Materials Combination
  • T: Doubles and Triples
  • P: Passenger
  • S: School Bus

Endorsements come with a $7 fee (subject to change) and may require additional CDL applications, examinations, and background checks.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
The Utah State legislature declares that driving with a Utah suspended driving license or a suspended drivers license in any of the US states, territories, or districts will result in a class B misdemeanor if driving under specific suspension convictions.

Fines for class B misdemeanors begin at $1,000 and are subject to change. If driving with a suspended drivers license, a class Cmisdemeanor conviction or infraction the driver may result in paying a fine of at least $750. Consequences, convictions of misdemeanors, and fines vary depending on the suspended drivers license circumstances.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

What are the different types of driving records?
The DLD offers different types of Utah driving records. These driving records include:

  • MVR
  • Full driver history
  • Certified records (includes MVR)

The fees and applications for each type of driving record vary. For certified records, additional pages may hold higher fees. The driver, government agencies, CDL employers, insurers, etc. may request different types of driving records depending on the situation.

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
All identification card fees are administered by the Utah DLD and are subject to change. ID card fees include:

  • ID card application fee: $18
  • ID card renewal fee: $18
  • ID card duplicate fee: $18
  • ID card application with a disability fee: $13

If your ability to drive is impaired because of medical or age-related reasons, your Utah drivers license must be surrendered at a Utah DLD office.

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
When obtaining a duplicate driver s license, fees may vary. The following fees for duplicate licenses are subject to change and include:

  • Commercial driver school duplicate license: $10
  • Commercial driver school duplicate instructor license: $6
  • Duplicate class D: $18
  • Duplicate class A, B, or C license: $18
  • Duplicate mobility vehicle permit: $10
  • Driving Privilege duplicate class D: $18

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
If you are at least 15 years old and you hold a UT permit for driving, a motor vehicle may only be operated if:

  • A parent, legal guardian, or approved driving instructor is seated beside you.
  • You have immediate possession of your learners permit.
  • It is before the hours of 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

If you are 18 years old with a UT learners permit, you may only drive a vehicle if:

  • A licensed driver, 21 or older, is seated beside you.
  • You have immediate possession of your learners permit.

If you are at least 19 years old, you may only drive if:

  • You are only required to hold a Utah learners permit for 90 days.
  • You havecompleted 40 driving hours, 10 being at night.
  • You have completed a drivers edcourse which can substitute holding a learners permit for 90 days.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
The Utah commercial drivers license requires a driver operating a 10,001 lb vehicle to possess a DOT medical information card with a completeMedical Examination Report available here.

Upon completing the DOT card, the applicant must file a Self-Certification Form validating vehicle operation type. The Commercial Driver License Medical Self Certification can be found here.Click here to learn more about determining categories of CMV operation.

The Utah Intrastate Waiver Program for commercial drivers does not require a Federal DOT card. Commercial intrastate driver can fill out this form for a functional ability evaluation. For more information about the K restriction and the Utah Intrastate Waiver Program please call 801.965.4437.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
It is important that when necessary, vehicle registrations be replaced as soon as possible. The Utah car registration copy is required to be carried in the vehicle of issuance at all times and must be presented upon demand of a law enforcement officer.Vehicles registrations are usually replaced when the registration has been:

  • Lost
  • Stolen
  • Damaged

For more information:How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
If a person under 21 or with a learner s permit gets issued a traffic ticket, their driving privileges are in jeopardy. If a driver has collected 70 or more points on their license or permit in a three-year period, they may face:

  • A hearing.
  • Subsequent suspension.
  • Denial of driving period.

The suspension period may range according to the judge. The judge may also vary the points plus or minus 10 percent for traffic violations.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
A driver guilty of driving while intoxicated in Utah may be faced with serious penalties including:

  • Class B or class A misdemeanor
  • Third-degree felony
  • Separate offense for each victim suffering injury

The driver license may also be suspended either as an administrative driver license suspension or a driver license suspension for a DUI conviction. The suspension will be determined with sentencing.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
For suspended driving license reinstatements, a reinstatement fee of $30 (subject to change) must be paid after revocation. It is important to note that reinstatement fees will be paid along with other suspension-specific drivers license fees.

In the case of a Utah DUI offense, the driver may apply for a new drivers license after the suspension period has ended. This fee will be a $65 reinstatement requiring a regular driverslicense, taking required examinations and additional $230 administration fees may be applied (prices subject to change).

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
The required fees for registering a car may vary. The state of Utah requires vehicles to be subject to either an age-based uniform fee or a 1.0 or 1.5 percent uniform fee. Fees depend on the type of vehicle, the model year, length and weight.

Fees must be paid upon vehicle registration. When paid, plates and/or decals will be administered and must be removed and returned if the vehicle is sold.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
To obtain a Utah car title copy, a $6 title fee is required to accompany the car title application. Since the application and fee must be mailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles standard mailing rates and postage may apply.

The Utah DMV will only accept cash or money order for the required fee. Once the fee payment and application is enclosed, mail it to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
After all required documentation has been given, the DMV office will require a replacement registration fee. The replacement fees vary depending on the vehicle and are as follows:

  • $4 motor vehicle and watercraft replacement registration fee (subject to change)
  • $3 off-highway vehicle replacement registration fee (subject to change)

Only in very limited situations are registration fees refundable for refund and may be completed upon contacting a local county assessor.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
An annual UT car registration renewal fee is required for each vehicle. Each vehicle is subject to a different fee. Vehicles may be listed for age-based fees or may be subject to a uniform fee in lieu of property tax. The vehicle weight, county, year, and other determinants decide fee value. To infer about a vehicle s the exact registration fee contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-DMV-UTAH.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
Standards to getting a motorcycle license in Utahfor a three-wheel motorcycle differ from a two-wheel motorcycle. To operate a three-wheel motorcycle, you must pass the motorcycle skills driving examination and the written examination. The Motorcycle Operator Manual provides a three-wheel supplement chapter that to prepare applicants for the written and skills examination.

The written examination covers knowledge on the following topics:

  • Knowing the vehicle
  • Basic vehicle control
  • Carrying passengers and cargo

The skills examination tests information on:

  • Leftturns.
  • Normal stops.
  • Quick stops.
  • Obstacle swerves.
  • Coneweave turn from a stop.
  • Additional demonstration of safe operation for a three-wheel motorcycle.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Utah

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
A hardship license may be issued to a driver who has a UT suspended drivers license.This specific drivers license is only given if the driver may have to endure undue hardship from having the driving privileges revoked.

Eligible suspensions for a hardship-driving license may include:

  • Perjury and/or falsificationto the DMV requiring registration and/or highway regulation of motor vehicles
  • Two indictments of reckless and/or impaired driving in a span of12 months
  • Failure to stop motor vehicle when commanded by a peace officer
  • Any disqualifying offense noted in the Uniform Commercial Driver License Act

Commercial Motor Vehicles are not eligible to be operated with the use of a “hardship” license if the driver s license has beenrevoked, cancelled, or suspended.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
If you fail the required driving test to get a Utah drivers license, you can retake the test as soon as the next day. Onlyone skills examination can be completed per day and there is a maximum of three attempts per fee. For further examinations, the fee will need to be paid again and there is a six-month time frame for all the examinations to be completed from the day the fee is paid. If, under any circumstances, an examiner believes an applicant s driving is questionable, further examination can be given.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
In order to obtain a UT learners permit, you must present certain documents to the DLD office. The Utah DLD accepts only original or certified copies. No photocopies and/or faxes will be accepted. Undocumented immigrants may require a different set of documentation than the ones listed below. Contact the UT DLD for further information.

The documentation required for US citizens, US nationals or permanent residents, includes:

  • One proof of identity and legal status:
    • US passport
    • Permanent resident card
    • Certification of naturalization or citizenship
  • Two proofs of Utah residency:
    • Court documents
    • Rental contract
    • Utility bill
    • School transcript
  • One proof of Social Security number:
    • Social Security card
    • W-2 Form
    • SSA-1099 Form
    • Non SSA-1099 Form
    • Pay stub

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
To receive aUtah class M motorcycle license, the following documents must presented at a local DLD office:

  • A current Utah driver license
  • Two proofs of Utah residency:
    • Court documents
    • Rental contract
    • Utility bill
    • School transcript

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
Documentation for a Utah drivers license varies and depends on legal status and form of driving privilege (Driver s License, LTDL, or DPC).

Documents required for US citizens, US nationals or permanent resident aliens to obtain a class D drivers license include:

  • One proof of identity and legal status:
    • US passport
    • Permanent resident card
    • Certification of Naturalization
  • Two proofs of Utah residency:
    • Court documents
    • Rental contract
    • Utility bill
    • School transcript
  • One proof of Social Security number:
    • Social Security card
    • W-2 Form
    • SSA-1099 Form
    • Non SSA-1099 Form
    • Pay stub
  • One proof of driving experience:
    • Driving course completion
    • Out of state/country driving privilege

Documentation for legal foreigners that are not for US citizens, US nationals or permanent resident aliens applying for a limited-term drivers license may vary. Find out more by contacting your local Utah DLD office.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
No documents are needed in order to request a Utah car title replacement. However, a completed Application For Utah Car Title must be submitted to the Utah DMV. It is important that the form is fully completed and accurate, failure to provide the information may result in application rejection.

Upon completing the application, enclose with it the required fee and mail the document and check/money order to theDivision of Motor VehiclesMail and Correspondence.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
To present evidence of Utah residency, the applicant must provide documentation that clearlydisplays the applicant s name and residence address. The following are examples of acceptable Utah documentation that can serve as address change forms:

  • Court documents
  • Current mortgage or rental contract
  • Property tax notice
  • School transcript
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle title

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
No specific documents are required to demonstrate legal status for non-US citizens. When completing an address change with the DMV it can be done so online or by phone. For residents of Utah,an official address changes will not require any form of documentation evidence and will only require fillable information.

Contact the Utah DMV division at 801-297-7780 or complete the Utah DLD Driver License Renewal online application to complete address changes with the DMV.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
Complying with the required fees and documentation asked by the DMV will result in a UT replacement car registration. When replacing a car registration, one of the following copies must be brought in to a local DMV office:

  • Most recent registration
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle Identification Number

Upon giving these documents a required fee (depending on vehicle type) will be needed to administer the duplicate registration.

For more information:How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
In order to obtain a Utah DMV car registration, you must present the following documents to the Utah DMV:

  • Inspection certificates:
    • Safety certificate
    • Emission certificate
  • Evidence of ownership:
    • Vehicle title
    • Bill of Sale
    • Most recent car registration

Please note that if being titledand registered the first time, the VIN serial number inspection is also required.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Utah

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
For a complete Utah car registration renewal, valid evidence of car inspection is necessary. Certificates of safety and/or emission inspection must be provided. The certificates will be administered upon vehicle inspection at local inspection stations. The certificates, when administered, may be mailed or taken to a local DMV office.Utah inspection stations have the ability to renew the car registration “on the spot” upon issuing the certificates of safety and/or emission inspection.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
The Utah DLD only requires the current driver s license and up to two additional forms of evidence verifying Utah residency if requesting an address change. The following are examples of appropriate evidence of Utah residency:

  • Court documents
  • Current mortgage or rental contract
  • Property tax notice
  • School transcript
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle title

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
Each distinctive DMV car title transfer may vary. Nonetheless, a series of documents and forms must be presented in the majority of situations, including:

  • Certificate of Title (or Application for Duplicate Utah Title)
  • Safety and/or emissions inspection certificates
  • Lessor s power of attorney, billing statement, and Utah sales tax number (if vehicle is leased)
  • Application for Utah Title

It is important to note that title transfer documents vary. It is advisable to contact the DMV for more information on how to get car titlesat 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
To obtain aUtah drivers license replacementbecause it has been stolen, lost, or the applicant is declaring a name or address change, the following documents must be brought to a local DLD office:

  • Forms of evidence indicating identity and legal status:
    • US passport
    • Social Security Card
    • Permanent resident card
    • Certification of Naturalization
    • Citizenship
  • Two forms of residency:
    • Current mortgage
    • Rental contract
    • Property tax notice
    • Utility bill

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
To obtain a Utah motorcycle endorsement on a license, you will need obtain a passing score on the following examinations:

  • Written exam:
    • Consists of 25 questions dealing with basic rules and regulations of motorcycle driving.
  • Vision exam:
    • Tests necessary DLD vision guidelines to ensure a 20/40 vision and additional side vision requirements.
  • Skills exam:
    • Requires two wheeled vehicles to complete four parts of the examination, which include:
  1. Coneweave normal stop
  2. Turn from a stop U-Turn
  3. Quick stop
  4. Obstacle stop

The Motorcycle Operator Manual provides basic knowledge on tested material for both the written and skills portion of examination. Three wheeled motorcycle testing material will vary.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Utah

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
In the case of a damaged, stolen or lost car title, a replacement car title can be requested by filling out the Application For Utah Car Title. The form requires accurate information regarding:

  • Owner information
  • Vehicle information
  • Owner certification/signature
  • Lien holder information and lien release (if applicable)

The second part of the application may only be filled out in the case of releasing interest, reassignment of title or new owner.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
A traffic ticket severity of a CDL holder depends on the operating vehicle. CDL drivers are subject to the point system and may face disqualifications of licenses.

If operating a CMV, an accumulation of serious traffic tickets and violations may disqualify a CDL for any reasonable depending on the type of violation and severity. If a CDL holder has been convicted of certain moving violation in a personal vehicle the driver may be at risk of disqualifying the CDL license.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
If convicted of a first offense DUI, a driver that holds a commercial driving licensein Utah is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for no less than one year. If convicted of a DUI while transporting hazardous material, the disqualification is for no less than three years. After two or more offenses, CDL drivers may be disqualified for life, if involving two or more incidents.

Offenses and conviction for commercial drivers and their CDL vary depending on the conditions of the DUI, amount of charges, violations, etc. Visit a local DLD office for more information.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
If the original title is found and a person is now in possession of two titles of the same vehicle, it is recommended that the original be destroyed. Once an applicant applies fora duplicate vehicle title, the previous Utah title becomes void.

For further questions regarding original and duplicate titles, contact the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-368-8824.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

What information does a driving record contain?
In Utah, the Regular Motor Vehicle Driver History Record is referred to as an MVR. An MVR can be requested by mail, online, or in person and serves as a collection of violations, convictions, collisions, and DMV actions for a driver. Usually, the MVR will only contain citations of the last three years and drug/alcohol violation of the last ten years.

The driving record database is different from the Utah police record, which may require use of another search separate from the Driver License Division.

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

What is an ID card?
A Utah ID card is a state-issued form of documentation given to Utah residents to verify personal identity. It is not required to hold a Utah state identification card but it is a useful form of identification that can be used for cashing checks, travel, law enforcement, etc.

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
Intoxicated driving has a series of payment consequences. A general median of costs of fines and fees is approximately $10,000 and may include UtahDUI ticket payment, lawyers, increased insurance premiums, bail and other fees. A series of alcohol/drug related fees is required to be paid to the DLD if the driver wishes to reinstate their driver s license. Some of these fees may include:

  • Drivers license fee: $30
  • License reinstatement for an alcohol/drug-related offense:$65
  • Administrative fee for license reinstatement ofan alcohol/drug-related offense: $230
What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
The cost of traffic tickets range in dependence of the infraction.The sentencing of fines is finalized and concluded by the sentencing judge based on the Utah Uniform Fine/Bail Forfeiture Schedule. Some traffic tickets may not have to be paid and the driver may qualify for traffic school courses.

Utah traffic ticket fines can be paid online at the Utah Courts government website or in person or by mail at a local county justice court location.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

What is the cost to get a driver record?
The cost of a Utah drivers record varies depending on the length and type. Prices may be subject to change but go as follows:

  • MVR:$6
  • Full driver history:$7
  • Certified record (MVR and first 15 pages): $10.75
  • Certified record (MVR and pages 16-30): $15.75
  • Certified record (MVR and pages 31-45): $20.75
  • Certified record (MVR and page 46 or more):$25.75

For additional costs and questionson how to check driving records in Utah contact a DLD office.

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
CDL driver if caught driving while intoxicated in Utah are at risk of losing their CDL for at least one year. A DWI may be administered if the CDL driver is caught driving a CMV with:

  • Blood alcohol concentration of .04 percentor more.
  • Influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or a controlled substance.

Refusal to undergo testing will also result in a minimum one year CDL suspension. CDL drivers may suffer more severe penalties depending on the number of offenses and their state of operation.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
Drivers in Utah under the age of 21 may not operate a vehicle with any detectable alcohol or substance in the body. If caught, a minor s DUIpenalty is dependent on age and type of arrest.

Drivers under 19 may have a suspension period ranging from one year to two years. Drivers between the ages of 19 to 20 may face a drivers license suspension period of 6 months.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
Minimum liability for Utah car insurance is $80,000 in any one accident or a 25,000/65,000/15,000 liability. The liability insurance coverage may be divided into the following categories:

  • $25,000 of liability for bodily injury or death of one person
  • $65,000 of liability for bodily injury or death of two or more persons
  • $15,000 of liability for property damage

This minimum Utah liability policy may have additional coverage options. Other optional requirements may include rental car coverage, road assistance, etc.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What is the passing score for a written test?
The written examination is composed of 50 questions. The applicant cannot miss more than 10 questions of the 50-question examination to be considered for a Utah learners permit. The questions are composed of road signs knowledge, traffic laws, and driving techniques of Utah. To pass a score of at least80 percent is needed.

Applicants who are approved asylees or refugees can bring acceptable proof of their status to the DLD office and be eligible to take the Utah written knowledge test with the help of an approved and certified translator.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
All vehicles that are driven in Utah require to be titled. Since motorized scooters and motorcycles are considered to be motor vehicles, they require a UT DMV car title. The titling procedures for these vehicles require the following documentation:

  • Evidence of ownership
  • Payment of sales/use tax
  • Payment of motor vehicle title fee
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
  • Odometer statements
  • Property tax clearance

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

What languages is the written test available in?
The written examination is administered in English. It is illegal to hold a license to drive if incapable of understanding highway signs in English.

Applicants who are approved asylees or refugees can bring acceptable proof of their status to the DLD office in order to be eligible to take the Utah written knowledge test with the help of an approved and certified translator in their native language. The translator service must be approved by the Department of Workforce Services and will be issued a temporary driving permit.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
After the driver s license has been revoked due to a Utah DUI citation, the driver should request a hearing within ten days. Simply fill out the Hearing Request form and fax it to the Utah Driver License Division at 801-964-4499.

After the hearing, the revocation/suspension conditions will be concluded. The suspension times may vary and to reinstate the license may involve:

  • Alcohol restriction (before and after revocation period).
  • Ignition interlocked restriction.
  • Payment of fees.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
In the event that the DMV may not have an updated and current address, possible sanctions on the driver s license may go unnoticed and can result in driver license consequences.

To avoid consequences, Utah address changing may be done so online or by contacting the Utah DMV.

  • Phone: Contact the Utah DMV division at 801-297-7780.
  • Online: Use the Utah DLD Driver License Renewal online application.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
If caught driving with an expired drivers license, a law enforcement officer may charge a driver with a fine of $50. If requesting a driver license renewal after a license has been expired for more than 6 months, the applicant may be subject to a 25-question, open-book, written examination. Certain exceptions to expired drivers licenses can be made. When attempting to renew licenses, applicants may renew online (if eligible) using the DLD Utah Driver License Online Renewal or by visiting a local DLD office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
Throughout a vehicle s registration period, the vehicle owner must have No-Fault insurance. The following documents are acceptable proofs of insurance when registering your vehicle:

  • Insurance binder
  • Insurance card
  • Insurance declaration
  • Insurance policy
  • SR-22 form from a Utah-licensed insurance company or agent

It is Utah law that proof of car insurancebe presented to a law enforcement officer upon request. It is advisable to keep proof of insurance inside the vehicle at all times.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
The renewed registration and the decal will be administered approximately 15 days after the necessary fees have been paid. If the registration and decal has not arrived in the mail within 15 days, it is recommended that the applicant contact the DMV for further instructions. The DMV telephone hours are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. They can be reached at 801-297-7780 or 800-368-8824.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
Drivers in Utah should expect to receive a renewed drivers license approximately four to six weeks after applying for renewal. If an applicant has not received a renewed license, contact the DLDAdministration. The DLD Administration can be contacted:

  • By phone: 801-965-4437
  • Online: Visit the Utah DLD division Contact and fill out an Email inquiry.
  • In person: The DLD division is located on the third floor at South 4501 South 2700 West PO Box 144501 Salt Lake City, Utah 84129

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
For a UT learners permit, a passing score on the 50 question written knowledge test is required. Applicants are also required to successfully pass a vision, physical, and mental fitness exam.

The knowledge examination consists of road signs and written examination. The road signs portion refers to common road signs and their meaning. The written portion refers to class D driving license knowledge available in the Utah Driver Handbook.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
To obtain a Utah commercial driving license a series of examinations must be completed with a satisfactory score. These include but are not limited to knowledge, skills, and endorsement examinations.

The knowledge examination is mandatory to all CDL drivers and includes questions based on accidentprocedures, basic vehicle control, mountain driving, space management, etc. Upon completion of the written examination, a commercial learners permit can be issued to prepare for the skills examination.

The skills examination checks the applicants capability and skills of CDL vehicle safety, control, driving. The examination consists of three parts:

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Basic vehicle control
  • On-road driving

For CDL endorsement, each endorsement may require a different written examination. Some may require additional skills examination. For in-depth test preparation click here to access the Utah CDL manual click here

Skill test waivers are available to qualifying licensed military service members to apply for a CDL without skills testing. The application can be found here.

For more information: Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
When applying for a drivers license in Utah, you must pass certain tests which include:

  • Vision examination: Requires 20/40 vision and side vision of 90 degree in at least one eye with or without glasses.
  • Written examination: Divided into two sections of road signs and written questions. Written tests can only be taken twice a day.
  • Skills examination: Requires the applicant to demonstrate driving ability to a DLD examiner and may only be taken once a day. It is the applicant s responsibility to provide an approved, certified vehicle.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
The state of Utah requires residents and applicable non-residents to maintain No-Fault insurance if they are the owner or operator of the vehicle. All motor vehicles must maintain liability coverage during the period of registration. The No-Fault insurance includes comprehensive general liability insurance that covers and meets the minimum insurance requirements according to the Utah Division of Risk Management. Contact auto insurance providers for information on applying for car insurance in Utah.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
The Utah driving license for noncommercial purposes is a standard driving license for Class D or motorcycle vehicles. All vehicles not defined as Class A, B, or C are considered noncommercial. The minimum age for a Class D license is 16 years old and allows for driving personal vehicles up to 26,000 lbs. To drive a motorcycle, the license must have a motorcycle endorsement.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
If a court or the Department of Public Safety finds a driver operating a motor vehicle without insurance, it may result in a court hearing that may:

  • Suspend uninsured an vehicle registration.
  • Charge a Class B misdemeanor.
  • Charge a fine no less than $400.

The Department of Public Safety may suspend a driver s driving license if the driver fails in insuring a vehicle. Until the vehicle operator or owner provides evidence of insurance and a fee of reinstatement, then the Department of Public Safety may not renew or issue the driver s license. When completed, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be notified.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
To reinstate a suspended driver s license in Utah the driver must wait until the suspension period is over. Suspension periods vary depending on suspension convictions. To find out more about license reinstatement contact a local DLD office or the DLD administrative office at 801-965-4437.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

When does my car registration expire?
Car registrations must be renewed annually and are based on the first registration date. To renew expired car registrations, a safety and/or emission inspection is required.

The registration expiration and the inspection expirations may not be in the same year. Usually, vehicles with whose model year is an even number must have a safety and emissions inspection completed in an even year, and vehicles with odd model years in odd years.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

When does my ID card expire?
The ID card expires five years upon issuance. Upon expiration, the ID card may be renewed at a local DLD office. It is illegal to posses both a Utah drivers license and a Utah ID card at the same time.

If your ability to drive is impaired because of medical or age-related reasons, your Utah drivers license must be surrendered at a Utah DLD office. A Utah state identification card will be given free of charge. If in possession of an unexpired DMV ID card and applying for a Utah drivers license, the ID card must be surrendered before receiving the valid Utah driver s license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
The Driver License Division of the DMV must be notified within 10 days of an applicant s changing address when moving. The DLD requires instant notification to be able to deliver any DMV/DLD related notifications. The address change can be done online or by contacting the Utah DLD.

For further questions regarding address changes, the Utah DMV can be reached at 801-297-7780. To request a meeting contact dmv@utah.gov.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Utah

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
A Bill of Sale must be completed upon the sale of a vehicle. The Bill of Sale, along with the certificate of title serves as evidence that the title has been legally transferred. It is recommended that the Bill of Sale be completed upon payment and all document transfers.

For further questions regarding seller-buyer circumstances, procedures, and documents contact the DMV via phone atv801-297-7780 and 800-368-8824 or by email at dmv@utah.gov.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Utah

When will I need to renew my license?
A Utah driver s license must be renewed before it expires. The expiration date is located on the front of the driver s license and will read “Exp” followed by the date of license expiration. A Utah drivers license can be renewed six months before its expiration date.

To renew expired driving licenses in attempt to avoid driving with an expired license, the DLD offers online renewal using the DLD Utah Driver License Online Renewal or by creating an appointment and visiting a local DLD office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
The completed duplicate drivers license will be mailed and may arrive in approximately four to six weeks after applying. If an applicant has not received a duplicate license, contact the DLD Administration. The DLD Administration can be contacted:

  • By phone: 801-965-4437
  • Online: Visit the Utah DLD division Contact and fill out an Email inquiry.
  • In person: The DLD division is located on the third floor at South 4501 South 2700 West PO Box 144501 Salt Lake City, Utah 84129

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Utah Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
The Utah Driver s License Division allows drivers to obtain copies of their driving record, known as the MVR. A motor vehicle report provides information on a driver s driving record and can be obtained via mail, online, or by visiting a local DLD office.

To check if a driver has a suspended drivers license via MVR appear at a local DLD or mail the following:

For more information: Suspended License Information for Utah

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
The state of Utah does not require a car registration replacement to be administered at a local tax county collector s office. The duplicate car registration can be administered at a local DMV office. Upon arrival, provide the following:

  • A duplicate registration fee (depending on the vehicle type)
  • A copy of the recent registration or license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
For the complete Utah chapter concerning the Ignition Interlock Restricted Driver Law, visit the Utah State Legislature webpage. The Driver License Division of the Utah Department of Public Safety offers a webpage of general information on ignition interlock restriction information.

Please note that any person charged with driving under the influence will be interlock restricted as stated under Utah law. Visit the Utah DLD webpage for a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device provider list.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
Traffic or parking ticket information can be located at the Utah Courts government website. Click “Court Case Lookup” to trigger theXChangecase search. The case search may ask the following questions to find Utah ticket information online:

  • Jurisdiction
  • Search type
  • Case number
  • First and last name
  • Search Scope
  • Case Type
  • Citation number
  • Birth date

The Xchange system will provide government summary case history and extended case history, as well as provide managementoptionsand options to pay traffic tickets.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

Where can I get a new drivers license?
To apply for a drivers license, visit the nearest DLD office through an appointment or walk-in. If an appointment is made, it is recommended that the applicant have the Utah Drivers License Application filled out and printed. If going as a walk-in, the form is available at the DLD office.

The DLD office will also expect a series of documents and exams, along with an application, fee, questionnaire and financial responsibility signature, which are subject to approval.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Utah

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
The duplicate car title forms and fees may be mailed to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence at:

Division of Motor Vehicles

Mail and Correspondence

P.O. Box 30412

Salt Lake City, UT 84130

When replacing car titles, lease allow one week for the UT DMV to process the application and seven to 10 days for the new replacement title to arrive in the mail.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

Where can I obtain an ID card?
A Utah ID card is available by appointment or walk-in at a local DLD office. ID cards are not available online, only if subject to renewal.

To obtain an ID card, the following must be presented at the DLD office:

  • Utah Drivers License Applicationn
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of legal status
  • Proof of Social Security verification
  • Two proofs of Utah residency
  • Payment for non-refundable fee of $18 (prices subject to change)

For more information: How to Apply for a Utah Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
All motor vehicles in Utah must be insured. Utah residents and non-residents operating motor vehicles in Utah for 90 days or morein a year must maintain No-Fault insurance. If a motor vehicle is being operated in Utah, except off-highway vehicles, then insurance must accompany the registration.

It is Utah law that proof ofUtah car insurancebe presented to a law enforcement officer upon request.

For more information: Utah Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
A parent or legal guardian must accompany the applicant when completing the Utah Drivers Permit Application. Getting drivers permits in Utah requires a parent or legal guardian signature for the applicant to be placed under their financial responsibility, if applicant is 17 and under.

The parent or legal guardian can choose to withdraw the permit signature under any circumstances.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Utah

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
Traffic or parking tickets, upon being administered, can be located at the Utah Courts government website. Click “Court Case Lookup” to trigger the exchange case search. A recent traffic ticket may not appear because the court has not sent it in yet, it is not a moving violation, or is a citation that does not allow it to be shown.

For additional questions on checking driving records, contact the Utah DLD at 801-965-4437, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information: Your Utah Driving Record

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
In order to be issued a renewed driver s license, a vision examination will be administered and must result in a passing status. The vision-screening test will require 20/40 vision and side vision of 90 degrees in at least one eye with or without glasses. Failure to meet these requirements will result in a requested statement from an eye doctor. Certain restrictions may be placed on the renewed license if certain vision requirements are needed to drive.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
If eligible to renew drivers license online, the DLD will mail an online renewal notice with a PIN and access to the Utah Driver License Online Renewal. In the case of the letter s misplacement, call customer service at 801-965-4437. If ineligible to renew online, an applicant may visit a local DLD office through appointment or walk-in. The applicant must come with required documentation and any additional fees.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Utah

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
The DMV uses a point system for moving traffic violations. If a ticket is issued for infractions, points based on the type of violations and accidents will be added to the driver s driving record. An accumulation of points may result temporary suspension or revocation of driving privileges.

If 21 or over, 200 or more points in three years, will result in suspension of driving privileges. If under 21, a suspension can occur if 70 or more points are acquired in a three-year period. Visit the Utah Driver Handbook for a complete list of point penalties in relation to the infraction.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Utah

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
An alcohol awareness course may be required depending on the sentencing. Participation in an educational series is almost always mandatory if not ordering substance treatment. The administered Utah DUI education course is made to educate drivers on the risks, harms, and consequences of driving while intoxicated. The state of Utah offers a variety of alcohol and drug educational courses that must be completed to follow sentencing regulations and reinstate a driver s license.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Utah

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
No application is necessary to apply for a duplicate car registration in Utah. To replace a lost car registration, the only documents needed are one of the following:

  • Most recent registration
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle Identification Number

Aside from any one of these documents, the applicable registration renewal will also be needed.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Utah

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
No proof of insurance is necessary to replace a lost car title in Utah. The only requirements are:

Upon obtaining the form and fee, mail them to the Division of Motor Vehicles Mail and Correspondence.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Utah

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
Renewal notices are mailed out as reminders of Utah car registration renewal. The notices are usually set to arrive weeks before the registration expires and are not necessary to renew a registration, but allows access to renew the registration online or by mail.

The renewal notice may be returned to the DMV via mail, along with the required fees and necessary inspection certificates, to complete registration renewal. The renewal notice contains a PIN number that can be used to renew the registration online.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
Car registration is based on the original date of vehicle registration and titling. The expiration date will be noted on the vehicle registration of the current vehicle. Car registrations must be renewed annually via mail, in person, or online. Contact a local DMV office for more information on how to renew car registration at 801-297-7780.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Utah