How much does it cost to get a driver's license?

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How much a drivers license cost varies from state to state. One state might base its license fee on age, another on duration, and another on a combination of fees including an application fee, a written test fee, and a road test fee.

Keep in mind that states might change how much their drivers license fees are from time to time; it’s best to call ahead to double-check, as well as ask about acceptable forms of payment.

Check the grid below for the details on the cost of getting your drivers license.

Alabama $5 for written test fee; $23 for license
Alaska $20 for written test; $15 for driving test
Arizona Ages 16-39: $25; 40-44: $20; 45-49: $15; 50 and older: $10
Arkansas $20
California $28 ($6 for each additional driving test)
Colorado $21
Connecticut $40 for testing; up to $77 for license (depends on issuance date, birth date, and duration)
Delaware $25
Florida $48 (additional $10 to retake written test; additional $20 to retake driving test)
Georgia $20 for 5 years; $35 for 10 years
Hawaii $6 for 2 years; $12 for 4 years; $24 for 8 years; $8 for road test
Idaho Varies depending on age and duration; anywhere from $15-$55, as well as testing fees.
Illinois Varies depending on age; anywhere from $5-$30 (free for drivers 87 years old and older)
Indiana Varies depending on age and duration; anywhere from $7-$21
Iowa $20
Kansas $23 for 4 years; $29 for 6 years
Kentucky Varies depending on age; anywhere from $2-$20
Louisiana Varies depending on parish and age; contact your motor vehicle agency
Maine $30 for 6 years; $21 for 4 years (65 and older)
Maryland Varies; expect to pay $45-$50
Massachusetts $30 for written test; $20 for road test; $40 for license
Michigan $25
Minnesota $10 upon third written test; $43 for license ages 21 or older; $23 for license ages younger than 21
Mississippi $6 for ages younger than 18; $21 for 18 and older
Missouri $10 for 3 years; $20 for 6 years
Montana $40
Nebraska Varies depending on duration; anywhere from $7.50-$26.50
Nevada $25 for license; $10 for additional road tests
New Hampshire $50
New Jersey $24
New Mexico $18 for 4 years; $36 for 8 years
New York Varies depending on age; up to $115; $10 for 2 additional road tests
North Carolina Varies; expect to pay anywhere from $4-$15
North Dakota $5 for written test; $5 for road test; $10 for license
Ohio Varies depending on age; expect to pay anywhere from $24.25-$23
Oklahoma $21.50 ($11.25 for ages 61 and older)
Oregon $5 for written test; $9 for road test; $22.50 for license
Pennsylvania Varies depending on age and duration; expect to pay anywhere from $22.50-$33
Rhode Island Varies depending on age and earlier permits; contact your motor vehicle agency.
South Carolina Varies depending on duration; expect to pay up to $25 for license
South Dakota $20
Tennessee $19.50 for license; $2 each time you take and fail a written or road test
Texas Varies depending on age; expect to pay anywhere from $5-$24
Utah $30 for ages younger than 21; $25 for ages 21 and older
Vermont $40 for 2 years; $55 for 4 years
Virginia Varies depending on duration; $4 per year for up to 8 years
Washington $45 (includes testing and license fees)
West Virginia Varies depending on age; expect to pay anywhere from $3-$10.50
Wisconsin $28
Wyoming $20 application fee; $10 for license
Washington DC $44

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