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You can apply for a new driver's license at any driver license field office in Utah as well as third party testing sites authorized by the state. Obtain a Utah Driver's Handbook to familiarize with the driving rules and regulations.
NEW DRIVERS AND FIRST TIME APPLICANTS
Following are the basic requirements for applying for a Utah driver's license:
- Applicants must be 16 years or older. A state-attested birth certificate needs to be submitted (photocopies are not accepted).
- Everyone must pass the vision, written, and driving tests. See Practice Tests and Driver's Handbook for more information on the written examination. Driver education programs can help individuals prepare for their road test.
- Any individual under 18 should provide parental consent and must complete the graduated driver licensing process. For additional details, see Beginner Drivers and/or Learner's Permits for Beginner Drivers.
- Applicants must provide proof of Utah residency and presence with two valid documents such as insurance policies or utility bills.
Utah residents holding a driver's license from another state have to pass the written test and may also need to pass the driving test if the license has expired. However, like other applicants, new residents must provide their social security card and two proofs of identification, residency and presence.
Non-US citizens residing in Utah may apply for a Utah driving privilege card, as long as they can provide proof that they are legally authorized to be in the United States, and meet all the other requirements. Note that a Utah driving privilege card issued to a foreign national will expire no later than the last date on which they are authorized to be in the United States by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Further information on obtaining a driving privilege card may be found on the state's website.
The cost for a non-commercial Utah driver's license is $25 for persons above 21 and $30 for those below 21 years of age.
The validity of a Utah driver's license is for five years. It will be due for renewal on your next birthday after completion of five years from the date of issue or last renewal.
With certain restrictions, an individual can legally drive in Utah with a learner's license. See more information on learner's licenses here.
- See also Renewing Your License.
- For information on other types of licenses, see Commercial Driver's Licenses, Motorcycle Licenses.
- It is necessary to have active Auto Insurance in order to drive legally in Utah.
- New drivers see our Driver Education , Driving Schools, Beginner Drivers and Learner's Permits for Beginner Drivers sections.