What do I need to bring to the DPS to get my permit?

You must be at least 15 years old to get your Texas Permit. Here are the essentials to bring with you:

  • From Aceable:
    • DE-964 Permit Certificate (we email this to you)
  • Others:
    • Your parent or legal guardian
    • Proof of Texas residency (parent or legal guardian must bring two forms of proof): deed, mortgage statement, valid and unexpired Texas voter registration card, utility bills, etc.
    • Proof of identity and lawful US presence or citizenship: valid US passport, birth certificate, or US certificate of citizenship or naturalization
    • Social Security Card
    • Verification of Enrollment (VOE): This paperwork proves that you are currently attending school and your grades and attendance are in good standing. You need to fill it out and get it signed by somebody at your school’s administrative office.* If you are not in high school but are getting your GED instead, you’ll need to bring the form to your GED program’s office and get them to sign as the administrator.

Some schools require a waiting period between when you request the VOE and when they’ll actually issue it to you (usually 24 hours). Therefore, it’s a good idea to request the VOE from your school ahead of time (we recommend at least 3-7 days before you head to the DPS). If you get your VOE during the last week of the school year, it is good until the start of the fall semester. During the summer, you can head to your school district’s administrative office and have them sign your VOE form. *If you are home-schooled, Write “Home School” or the name of your home school on the top left corner of the form and your county on the top right corner of the form.

  • Check the first box, indicating your student is enrolled in a home school.
  • Type or print the student’s name.
  • Type or print one parent’s name and phone number in Administrator/Designee section.
  • Both the student and the parent must sign and date the form.
  • At DPS:
    • $16 Learner License Fee (cash, credit, check, or money order)
    • Vision Exam

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