IMPORTANT: THE DMV HAS A 6-8 MONTH WAIT FOR NEW PERMIT TEST APPOINTMENTS. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU SCHEDULE YOUR PERMIT TEST NOW BY VISITING THE DMV WEBSITE. You must go to a DMV branch in order to get your permit. There are no alternatives.
Once you turn 16 years old, you can begin taking Driver's Ed and get your Learner's Permit. A Learner’s Permit is a special permit granted by the State of Connecticut DMV that allows you to practice driving before you get your driver’s license. All teen drivers must hold a Learner’s Permit for 120-180 days before taking their license test, depending on which Driver's Ed course you take. It is not required to have your permit before you begin Driving School – in fact, we recommend you attend at least two Driver’s Ed classes before your Permit Test. We also recommend getting your Permit as soon as possible in order to reduce the waiting time for your License Test. Take the easiest road to your license with The Next Street.
PLEASE NOTE: The DMV has recently updated extensions for expired licenses and permits. To review the extensions click here.