In the majority of places around the United States, driving a motor vehicle is the primary way that people get from one place to another. Teenagers as young as 16 are able to qualify to get a driver’s license in most states if they pass certain examinations and a driving test. However, rules and regulations pertaining to driving differ from state to state. The following is a discussion of the requirements that are necessary in order to get a driver’s license in the state of Utah.

The first step in getting a driver’s license is to schedule a driver’s license examination. The Utah Driver’s License Division has a website that is set up for this. The address is: https://secure.utah.gov/dlscheduler/scheduler. You will be walked through the process scheduling an examination to get a learner’s permit and then a driver’s license. Additionally, the customer service number is: 1-888-353-4224. It is also available for individuals who would like to schedule an appointment and get more information on the steps they would need to take in order to go about this process.

A minor can receive a provisional class D driver’s license. In order to qualify for this license, an individual must be at least 16 years of age and must have carried their learner’s permit with him for more than six months. Once they have met these requirements, they can then follow the following steps in order to get their provisional driver’s license.

Utah Drivers License Requirements

The individual applying for a driver’s license will be required to:

• Fill out a driver’s license application. This application can either be filled out at the driver’s license office, or it can be filled out ahead of time by downloading it from the Utah Driver’s License Division website.

• Have a photograph taken.

•Provide learner’s permit. A learner’s permit can be attained by an individual who is at least 15 years of age old. They will be required to:

– Appear at the driver’s license office
– Fill out the necessary application
– Take a photograph, provide required documentation
– Pass a 50 question written test
– Complete an eye exam
– Complete a medical exam
– Have the signatures of a parent or guardian
– Pay a $15 nonrefundable fee

• Complete and successfully pass an eye exam.

• Complete medical questionnaire.

• If the driver is a minor, they will need to have a parent or guardian sign a consent form promising to do 40 hours of practice driving. At least 10 hours of this driving practice will be done at night.

• Has a legal guardian sign for financial responsibility. The legal guardian has the option to withdraw their signature from this consent form at any time prior to the minor reaching 18 years of age. If legal consent is withdrawn by the guardian, the driver’s license belonging to the minor is invalid until such a time that the parent or legal guardian chooses to re-sign the consent form or until the minor reaches 18 years of age.

• Pay a $30 fee that is nonrefundable.

DRIVER LICENSE FEES IN UTAH

$25.00 – Original Utah license (over 21)
$30.00 – Original Utah license (under 21)
$34.50 – Original Utah license with motorcycle after having Original Motorcycle
$9.50 – Original motorcycle endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee)
$7.00 – Original taxicab endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee)
$25.00 – Lapsed/Renewal of Utah license
$13.00 – Lapsed/Renewal of Utah license (65 and older)
$27.50 – Lapsed/Renewal of Motorcycle license (All Ages)
$9.50 – Lapsed/Renewal of a Motorcycle endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee)
$7.00 – Lapsed/Renewal of a taxicab endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee)
$18.00 – Identification card
$13.00 – Identification card for person with a disability
$18.00 – Duplicate Utah driver license
$15.00 – Learner Permit

Complete a Driver’s Education Course 

• It should be noted that the Driver’s Education Course is only required for individuals who are 18 years of age and under and who wish to get a driver’s license. Anyone, who is 19 years of age or older as of the date specified by the Utah Driver’s License Division will not be required to undergo any sort of driving education prior to applying to get a driver’s license.

• Additionally, it should be noted that drivers who are who are moving to Utah from another state who are 18 years of age and under, and moved to Utah from a state where they have already received a certificate proving that they have taken a driving education course, may present this to the driver’s license division. The certificate will be recognized if it comes from a course that includes 18 classroom hours, six hours of driving, and six hours of observation. This certificate does not constitute a licensed to drive in the state of Utah.

The Utah State Driver’s License Division requires that individuals applying for a driver’s permit or a driver’s license provide valid documentation to prove their identity. The required documentation varies depending on the age, state or country of origin of the individual, and the type of driving permit they are applying for. It is recommended that individuals who are going about this application process visit the Utah State Driver’s License Division website in order to read a complete list of the documents that are required for this application.

Driving is an essential part of everyday life. It is also a huge responsibility. The state of Utah understands the magnitude of the responsibility it is placed upon drivers, and for this reason, they have put regulations in place to guarantee that every individual who is on the road meets the qualifications necessary in order to drive.

Take Free Practice Test Now

Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 1 (Signs)
Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 2 (Signs)
Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 3 (Rules)
Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 4 (Rules)
Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 5 (Rules)
Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 6 (Rules)
Utah DMV Practice Test – Quiz 7 (Rules)

It is recommended that you take a practice test before you take the actual written test. There are seven free practice tests for each state. First two tests cover roads signs and the other tests cover road and traffic rules.



How to Get a Driver’s License in Utah
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