Obtaining A New Utah Drivers License

Applying for a new drivers license in Utah? The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a process in place for getting a driverse license, which requires exams and documentation. We've collected up-to-date information, and links to useful resources, to help save you time when going through the process. Select from the options below to get started. 

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Obtaining a New Utah License

In order to obtain a new Utah license, a driver must:

  • Fill out a drivers license form, which can be found online or at a  DMV office.
  • Bring proof of identification
  • Bring proof of Social Security
  • Bring proof of residency
  • Bring proof of driving experience 
  • Take a vision exam
  • Complete a medical questionnaire

If the driver has not taken a written test or road test yet, they must do so before they can obtain a new drivers license in Utah. If the driver is under the age of 18, a legal guardian or parent must sign for financial responsibility.

After all the drivers license forms and drivers license information is turned in, a photo will be taken of the driver. A temporary license will be issued until the official one arrives in the mail. 

For a complete checklist of the required and acceptable documentation, click here.

Proof of Identification:

  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certified copy of birth certificate

Proof of Social Security:

Proof of Residency:

  • Bank statements (dated within 60 days)
  • Court documents
  • Mortgage or rental contract
  • School transcript (dated within 60 days)

Exceptions

A driver cannot apply for a new license if their Utah drivers license has been:

  • Revoked
  • Suspended
  • Disqualified
  • Denied in any other state

Are You Moving to a Different State?

If you are relocating to another state, you might also want to consider acquiring a new drivers license. For more information on that process, click here.

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