Steps to get a motorcycle permit, including documentation and testing requirements. 

  • Basic Requirements - MP

  • Plan Ahead

    All Customers visiting a center must submit the required Online License/ID/Permit form.

  • Get the required documents

    • You must present documentation showing your identity, residential address, and US citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Your full Social Security Number must be provided on the required online License/ID/Permit Form.  Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
    • If you are under the age of 18:
      • You must provide an ADAP or eADAP certificate of completion.
      • You must provide proof of school enrollment. All documents must contain the first and last name of the customer. View list of acceptable School Enrollment Documents
      • To satisfy Joshua's Law Requirement, you must bring a Certificate of Completion for the driver education course.  The course must be completed at a DDS Certified Driving Training School
    • You must surrender any out-of-state driver's license, permit, or ID Card.
    • If you were issued a driver's license/permit/ID card in another state, and that card has been lost or stolen: 
      • You must provide a copy of your driving record or motor vehicle report (MVR) from the state that issued the card.
      • The MVR must be dated within the last 60 days.
      • Note: A copy can be faxed to DDS directly from the other state agency.
    • All documents must be in English.
  • At your visit

    Be prepared to:

    • Show all your documents.
    • Pass a Vision Exam.
    • Take and pass a Knowledge Exam.
    • Take a Photo.
    • Pay the permit fee - $10.00.  See Fees and Terms for more information. 
    • Applicants under age 18 must bring a Parent/Guardian, Responsible Adult, or Authorized Driver Training Instructor with them to sign the License/ID/Permit Form. The Responsible Adult must provide paperwork to show their relationship. 
      • Note: The person who signs the form has the right to request your license be revoked at any time before your 18th birthday. 
  • Restrictions

    • Motorcycle operation in daylight hours only.
    • No passengers allowed.
    • No limited access roadways.
    • Safety equipment as prescribed by law. 
    • DOT-approved helmet.  

    For more information on motorcycles, view the Motorcycle Homepage.