FAQs / 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 time.

The student must bring a certified copy of his/her birth certificate, Social Security number, certificate of completion for driver education, completed driver license application form (DL 44), and pay an application fee; currently $33.

The student must pass an eye test, give a thumb print, have their photograph taken and pass a 46 question test with no more than 8 errors. If the student fails the written test, he/she must wait one week before another attempt can be made. In order to provide enough time for the test, no tests will be given after 4:30 P.M.

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