Driver's Instruction Permits

To obtain a driver's instruction permit:

  • Submit a valid test score sheet or a current permit.
  • Have the application notarized by a parent or guardian, if the applicant is under 18 years of age.
  • Take the vision test.
  • If you are doing a name change or have had a name change in the past, you must change your Social Security Card first and wait at least 24 hours before going to the Department of Motor Vehicles Office to change your credential. (Credential means the current card you have - Driver's License, ID, Instruction Permit, etc.)

If replacing a lost or stolen permit, proof of identity must be presented. See the identification and residency requirements webpage.

Permit Fees

Type of Permit
Driver's Instruction Permit$15.50

Exam & Driving Stations

Note: Our offices do not offer written or "behind-the-wheel" driver's license testing. For testing information and locations see the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Driver and Vehicle Services, Driver's License Exam Stations website.