What is the process for a minor to get a permit at the DMV?

The DMV permit test is now given by appointment ONLY.  Drop-ins may be turned away.  If the Paso Robles DMV does not have any openings, widen your search to consider San Luis Obispo, King City etc. to get an earlier

How do we get signed up?

When students or parents call to sign up, enrollment in the driver training program can be completed over the phone.

Can a student drive without a permit?

No.  For an individual of any age to practice driving, they must show a basic understanding of traffic laws and signs by taking the written permit test at the DMV.

What is the earliest a student can obtain a permit?

Students can get their permits as early as 15 ½ years old after taking an online or classroom driver education course.