Teen Driving Information For Drivers obtaining an instruction permit, farm permit or restricted license prior to Jan. 1 2010

Instruction Permit

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Must be 14 years of age. Parent or guardian consent required for all applicants under the age of 16.
  • Vision & written tests required.
  • Instruction Permit holder may drive at any time when accompanied by a licensed adult driver 18 years of age or older.
  • To get a Restricted License, you must have held an Instruction Permit for at least 6 months.

Farm Permits

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Must be at least 14 years of age but less than 16.
  • Parent or guardian consent required.
  • Full test (vision, written, & drive) or Driver’s Ed completion slip required.
  • Must live or work on a farm of 20 acres or more. Written documentation from the parent or employer is required.
  • Prior to age 16, applicant must provide affidavit showing at least 50 hours of adult supervised driving, with 10 of those hours being at night, by a licensed driver at least 21 years old. If affidavit is not provided prior to age 16, the driver will remain restricted until age 17 or until affidavit is provided, whichever occurs first. Farm Permit holder may drive to and from school (not school activities); to, from or in connection with any farm related work, or at any time when accompanied by a licensed adult driver 18 years of age or older.

Restricted Driver’s License (Class C or M)

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Must be 15 years of age but less than 16.
  • Parent or guardian consent required.
  • Driver’s Ed completion slip required.
  • Required to have had an Instruction Permit for at least 6 months, during which time the licensee must have completed at least 25 hours of supervised driving. Additional 25 hours required prior to age 16. All 50 hours can be completed anytime after obtaining Instruction Permit.
  • Prior to age 16, applicant must provide affidavit showing at least 50 hours of adult supervised driving, with 10 of those hours being at night, by a licensed driver at least 21 years old. If affidavit is not provided prior to age 16 the driver will remain restricted until age 17 or until affidavit is provided, whichever occurs first.
  • Restricted licensee may drive to and from school (not school activities); to, from or in connection with any employment or farm related work, or at any time when accompanied by a licensed adult driver 18 years of age or older.

Non-restricted Driver’s License (Class C or M) for 16 & 17 Year Olds

  • Present acceptable proof of identity
  • Full test (vision, written, & drive) or Driver’s Ed completion slip required.
  • Applicant must provide affidavit showing at least 50 hours of adult supervised driving, with 10 of those hours being at night, by a licensed driver at least 21 years old.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Any person under the age of 16 with a restricted license, that is convicted of two or more moving violations will remain restricted until age 17.
  • Any licensee issued a Farm Permit or Restricted license may not transport non-sibling minor passengers. Any conviction for this is considered a moving violation.

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