Getting Your Permit

What do I bring to the DPS to get my permit?

  • 1 Primary ID
    • Ex: Original Certified Birth Certificate, Unexpired Passport (can be used for both primary and secondary document)
  • 1 Secondary ID
    • Ex: School photo ID, Social Security Card
  • Social security number
  • Documentation showing you meet the current enrollment or attendance requirements in a secondary or vocational technical school and that you have successfully passed the criterion – referenced reading test required for all eighth grade students (usually referred to as the school letter)
    • All forms provided by schools must be typed and each signature block must have original signature
  • At least one parent or legal guardian listed on the PTDE Affidavit must be present
  • Approved affidavit from DPS
  • Any documents showing legal name change
  • Aceable Drivers Ed payment receipt (emailed to the student post-purchase)
  • $42.50 in cash or check to be paid at Tag Agency. This covers both the permit and license fee, but is paid when receiving the permit

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