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.

Age Requirements

  • Junior permit: 14 years old IF you can prove eligible hardship.

  • Provisional permit:
    • 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.

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