Applying for an original driver license (for those over the age of 18)
To apply for an original driver license, you must appear before a Driver License Examiner at one of the locations listed here.
You must bring:
- Primary ID — usually a state-certified birth certificate. For a complete list of acceptable primary identification documents, click here.
- Secondary ID — usually a Social Security card. For a complete list of acceptable secondary identification documents, click here.
- Social Security Number.
- If your current last name is different from your identification documents, you will need documentation connecting your name on your primary and secondary IDs to your current name, such as a marriage license, divorce decree, adoption decree, etc. For more information, click here.
- If you are taking a driving test, you will need valid and current proof of automobile liability insurance.
You will be administered:
- A vision test
- A written test
- A skills test (driving test)
NOTE: If you make an online appointment for the vision and written test you must make a separate appointment for the Skills (driving test)
NOTE: If you feel you are not ready for the skills test, you can get a Learner Permit after completing the vision test and written test. This will allow you to practice driving under the condition that a licensed operator who is age 21 or older, and who has had a license for at least two years, is in the front seat beside you.
If you are age 18 or older and you get a Learner Permit, you cannot take the skills test until a 30-day waiting period has passed.