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Get an Instruction Permit - Under 18


Drivers 15, 16, and 17 years old get a permit called a Provisional Instruction Permit.

To Get a Provisional Instruction Permit

Miscellaneous Information

  • You will get an interim card to use as proof of driving privileges. Note: Many government agencies and businesses, such as the Transportation Security Administration and Social Security Administration, do not accept the interim card as proof of identification. Check with the agency or business before you go to find out what documents they will accept.
  • Your instruction permit will be mailed to the address on the application.  If you move, it will not go to a forwarding address.
  • Photo Rules - These items are not allowed in a photo:
    • Eyeglasses;
    • Sunglasses;
    • Hat or head covering (other than religious);
    • Contacts that change the appearance of the eye;
    • Face paint;
    • Stickers or bandages; or
    • Anything that covers your face or changes your appearance.

Learn to Drive

Visit our Learn to Drive page for information about Driver Education courses. 

Over 18?

Drivers over 18 have different steps to get an Instruction Permit.  Visit our Get an Instruction Permit - Over 18 page for details.

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