Graduated Driver License Requirements for Teen Drivers

INSTRUCTION PERMIT - AGES 14, 15 AND 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 14 years old
  • Testing required: Vision. Written - or certificate of completion from driver education.
  • Parental approval required: Yes for 14 and 15 year olds
  • Driver education required: No
  • Driving restrictions: Licensed adult in front seat at all times - minimum age 21
  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help
  • Passenger restriction: No
  • Time required to be held: 1 year to advance to restricted license

INSTRUCTION PERMIT - AGE 17 AND UP

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 17 years old
  • Testing required: Vision. Written - or certificate of completion from driver education.
  • Parental approval required: No
  • Driver education required: No
  • Driving restrictions: Licensed adult in front seat at all times - minimum age 21
  • Wireless restriction: No
  • Passenger restriction: No
  • Time required to be held: None

FARM PERMITS - AGE 14 AND 15

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 14 years old but less than 16.
  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.
  • Parental approval required: Yes
  • Farm affidavit required: Yes
  • Driver education required: No
  • Instruction permit required: No
  • 50 Hour affidavit required: No - must provide prior to 16 to move to lesser restrictions
  • Driving restrictions: To or from farm job, employment or other farm related work; To or from school; Anytime/anywhere with licensed adult
  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help
  • Passenger restriction: May not transport any non-sibling minor passengers
  • Time required to be held: At 16 will move to less restricted privileges if 50 hour affidavit has been turned in

LESS RESTRICTED FARM PERMIT PRIVILEGES - AGE 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 16 years old but less than 17
  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.
  • Parental approval required: No
  • Driver education required: No
  • Instruction permit required: No
  • 50 Hour affidavit required: Yes
  • Driving restrictions: Anywhere from 5am to 9pm; anytime to or from farm job, employment or other farm related work; anytime going to or from authorized school activities; directly to or from any religious worship service held by a religious organization; anytime/anywhere with licensed adult
  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help
  • Passenger restriction: No more than one non-sibling passenger under the age of 18
  • Time required to be held: 6 months - after licensee has held the restricted Farm Permit for 6 months or until age 17, whichever occurs first, if they have complied with all laws the restrictions will no longer apply

RESTRICTED DRIVER’S LICENSE - AGE 15

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 15 years old but less than 16
  • Testing required: Vision
  • Parental approval required: Yes
  • Driver education required: Yes
  • Instruction permit required: Yes - must have held at least 1 year
  • 50 hour affidavit required: No - at 15 must have at least 25 hours; must provide 50 prior to 16 to move to lesser restrictions
  • Driving restrictions: To or from work; To or from school; Anytime/anywhere with licensed adult
  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help
  • Passenger restriction: May not transport any non-sibling minor passengers
  • Time required to be held: At 16 will move to less restricted privileges if 50 hour affidavit has been turned in, and maintains a satisfactory driving record

LESS RESTRICTED PRIVILEGES - AGE 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 16 years old but less than 17
  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.
  • Parental approval required: No
  • Driver education required: No
  • Instruction permit required: Yes - must have held at least 1 year
  • 50 hour affidavit required: Yes
  • Driving restrictions: Anywhere from 5am to 9pm; anytime going to or from work; anytime going to or from authorized school activities; directly to or from any religious worship service held by a religious organization; anytime/anywhere with licensed adult
  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help
  • Passenger restriction: No more than one non-sibling passenger under the age of 18
  • Time required to be held: 6 months - after licensee has held the restricted DL for 6 months or until age 17, whichever occurs first, if they have complied with all laws the restrictions will no longer apply

NON-RESTRICTED DRIVER’S LICENSE

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Age: Minimum 17 years old
  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.
  • Parental approval required: No
  • Driver education required: No
  • Instruction permit required: No
  • 50 hour affidavit required: Yes if 17; No if 18 or older
  • Driving restrictions: None
  • Wireless restriction: No
  • Passenger restriction: No
  • Time required to be held: None