Drivers Permits in Nevada
You must be 15 years, six months old before you can apply for a learner's permit.
When applying for your instruction permit, you'll need to visit your Full Service DMV Office to pass vision and written tests, and your parent or guardian must sign a form accepting financial responsibility.
The fee for a permit is $25.
NOTE: Nevada has instituted a Central Issuance policy for driver licenses and permits. If you visit Carson City or Reno DMV locations, you will not receive your renewed permit over the counter. You'll receive a temporary permit at the office and your official permit will be mailed to you within 10 days.
Fees in this article reflect the new Central Issuance fees. If you live in an area where Central Issuance is not yet in effect, subtract 75 cents from any listed fees.
Once you turn 15 years old, you can enroll in a driver's training program. The training course is not a requirement to obtain your permit, but it is a requirement to obtain your license if a school is located within a 30-mile radius of your home.
The instruction permit carries certain restrictions with it. When you drive with a permit, you must have a licensed driver 21 years or older riding in the passenger seat next to you. This driver does not have to be your parent or guardian, but he or she must have carried a valid driver's license for at least one year.
You must also complete at least 50 hours of driving practice, always accompanied by the licensed driver 21 years or older. Ten of those hours must be driven at night. You'll need to record your hours on a Beginning Driver's Log provided by the State, and submit the completed form when you apply for your regular license.
Instruction permits are valid for one year, and are renewable. If the permit is expired more than 30 days, you'll be required to take the written test again.
If your permit is lost or stolen, just visit your local Full Service DMV Office for a replacement.
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