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All The Documents You Need

Learner Permit Documents
Junior Driver's License Documents
Driver's License (Senior) Documents

Learner Permits

The documents needed to obtain your Learner Permit are:

  • Application:  A completed Vermont Learner Permit Application (PDF document 547.93KB)
  • Signature:  If you are under 18 years of age your parent or legal guardian must sign your application giving permission for you to be tested. If you are a foreign exchange student, you may obtain in advance a Foreign Exchange Parental Authorization Form, to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. This form is also available at Motor Vehicle offices.
  • Residency:  You must provide proof of Vermont residency.  If you are not a Vermont resident you may only obtain a Vermont Learner's Permit for the purpose of participating in a driver education and training course. You must provide the Department with one of the following:
    • A letter from a school Guidance Counselor stating the student/applicant is to be enrolled in a driver education course, or
    • A letter from a Driver Education School indicating the applicant/student is enrolled in a class.
  • Identity:  You must provide documentary proof of identity and date and place of birth. Proof of identity shall be one primary document and one secondary document. A primary document must contain the full name and date of birth and must be verifiable (i.e., we must be able to contact the issuing agency to determine the authenticity of the document).
  • Social Security Number:  You must have a Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number you must provide us with a letter from the Social Security Administration, stating why you could not obtain a Social Security Number.
  • Note for Non-US Citizens: Non-US citizens who wish to obtain a Learner Permit or Driver License must provide proof of valid legal presence in the United States for at least 30 days from the date of the Learner Permit or Driver License Issuance forward. Any license or permit issued to a citizen of a foreign country shall expire coincidentally with his or her authorized duration of stay. See Vermont Statutes, Title 23 Motor Vehicles, Chapter 9 Operators' Licenses, Subchapter 1 General Provisions, §603. Application for and issuance of license, Subsection (d).
Note:
In addition to the documents listed above you must have no violations on record at DMV in the previous two years to take the Learner Permit test.

 

Junior Driver's License

The documents needed to obtain your Junior Driver's License are:

  • Application:  A completed Vermont License Application (PDF document 547.93KB)
  • Signature:  Your parent or legal guardian must sign your application giving permission for you to be tested. If you are a foreign exchange student, you may obtain in advance a Foreign Exchange Parental Authorization Form, to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. This form is also available at Motor Vehicle offices.
  • Residency:  You must provide proof of Vermont residency.
  • Identity:  You must provide documentary proof of identity and date and place of birth. Proof of identity shall be one primary document and one secondary document. A primary document must contain the full name and date of birth and must be verifiable (i.e., we must be able to contact the issuing agency to determine the authenticity of the document).
  • Social Security Number:  You must have a Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number you must provide us with a letter from the Social Security Administration, stating why you could not obtain a Social Security Number.
  • Note for Non-US Citizens: Non-US citizens who wish to obtain a Learner Permit or Driver License must provide proof of valid legal presence in the United States for at least 30 days from the date of the Learner Permit or Driver License Issuance forward. Any license or permit issued to a citizen of a foreign country shall expire coincidentally with his or her authorized duration of stay. See Vermont Statutes, Title 23 Motor Vehicles, Chapter 9 Operators' Licenses, Subchapter 1 General Provisions, §603. Application for and issuance of license, Subsection (d).
  • Valid Learner Permit:  A learner permit that is not expired. Note: Must have held a valid learner permit for one (1) full year if applicant is under the age of 18. If you do not have a Vermont learner permit and took driver education in another state you must provide proof of successful completion of a state-approved driver education program.
  • Driver Education Certificate:  A driver education certificate showing you have passed the class at a high school or an approved commercial driving school. Note: If you have lost your driver education certificate you may apply for a duplicate by contacting the high school where you completed your driver education course. If you took the course at a commercial driver training school, contact that school for a duplicate.
  • Driving Log Sheet:  A completed log sheet (signed by a parent or legal guardian) stating that you have completed at least 40 hours of driving (this is in addition to any driving done in driver's ed) - including at least 10 hours of night-time driving.
  • Insurance:  A valid automobile insurance identification card.
  • Vehicle Registration:  A valid registration certificate for the vehicle you will be using for the test.

Transferring an Out-of-State Junior Driver's License (applicants under the age of 18)

You may convert your out-of-state Junior Driver's License and obtain a Vermont Junior Driver's License by: (1) successfully passing the required examinations; (2) providing proof of successful completion of a Driver Education program; (3) providing proof of completion of an additional 40 hours of driving.

If you have a Junior Driver's License from another state and apply for a Vermont Junior Driver's License you will be subject to Vermont's Graduated License provisions unless you have held the Junior Driver's License in the other state for a period of at least six months.

Note:
In addition to the documents listed above (for all Junior Driver's License applicants) you must have maintained a "clean" driving record without any recalls, suspensions or revocations for the preceding six months to take the road test for your Junior Driver's License.

 

Driver's License (1st time drivers who are 18 or older)

The documents needed to obtain your Operator License are: