Community Resources: Driver's License
Getting your driver's license is an exciting experience! Depending on your age, there are several steps you need to take to get licensed to drive in California. Applying for a permit or license costs $41, so be prepared to pay the fee when you apply.
- Junior permit: 14 years old IF you can prove eligible hardship.
- 151/2 years old WITH completion of driver's education.
- 171/2 years old WITHOUT completion of driver's education.
- Provisional license: 16 years old WITH completion of driver's education AND behind the wheel training.
- Full driver's license: 18 years old and older.
For more information: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/