Do I need an AZ drivers permit before applying for an Arizona drivers license? Arizona

About Arizona Drivers License Requirements

Drivers 18 years or older who have a valid drivers license from another state do not have to get a learners permit in Arizona before they receive their regular Arizona drivers license. These drivers must have a clean driving record. They do have take and pass the vision tests; no written or road tests are required for these drivers. Before they receive their drivers license they must pay the license fee.

All other Arizona (AZ) residents are required to receive a drivers permit before they get their regular drivers license. The permit expires after one year. Request a copy of the latest AZ drivers manual so that you can study it. Take the practice permit test included in the manual. This will help you prepare to take and pass the actual written permit examination.


The AZ Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) bases its regular drivers license fees upon the driver’s age. Fees are as follows:

  • 16 to 39 year olds: $25
  • 40 to 44 year olds: $20
  • 45 to 49 year olds: $15
  • 50 years and older: $10
A driving permit cost $5 in Arizona.

Pay the associated fee at the nearest motor vehicles testing center where you apply to receive your learners permit or regular drivers license.

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