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DMV’s Easy Answers to Obtain a Learner’s Permit
for 16-and 17-Year-Olds
All 16-and 17-year-olds must obtain a learner’s permit before a driver’s license. 

DRIVE ONLY APPLICANTS: If you would like to apply for a Drive Only License (for undocumented individuals), please follow these instructions.

Learner's permit testing is offered by appointment only at the following DMV offices: Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, Hamden, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Waterbury, Wethersfield and Willimantic. Make your appointment here.

What to do:
What it will cost:
  • $40 for testing fee – covers vision, knowledge and road tests.
  • $19 for learner’s permit.
Once you obtain a learner's permit: