How do you replace or renew learners permits in North Carolina? North Carolina

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Renew a Learners Permit

In NC, the drivers permit will expire on your 18th birthday. If you are not yet ready to take the drivers license behind-the-wheel test, you may apply for a new permit at a DMV office. You may not renew a permit.

When you head to the DMV, you will have to:

  1. Show proof of identity.
  2. Retake the written test to get a new permit. If the last time you took this test was a few years ago, you should take a practice permit test to refresh your memory and study the Driver’s Manual.
You will not have to get your parents’ permission, however.

Replace a Lost Permit

Permits may be replaced by going to a North Carolina DMV office in person or by using an online application.

In Person


  1. Bring two forms of ID with you, such as a state ID, a birth certificate, or a passport. A school ID may also suffice.
  2. Pay $10.

Online


  1. Go to the NC DMV website and click on the Duplicate License link.
  2. Have your Social Security number and your permit number handy.
  3. Get a PIN from the DMV.
  4. Pay $10 with Visa or MasterCard.
The driving permit will expire when you turn 18.

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