Utah Division of Motor Vehicles

The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles driver licensing, vehicle registrations, traffic safety, and related administrative services for the state. This overview covers the major offerings from the Utah DMV.


The Utah DMV provides all standard driver and vehicle forms:

  • License and ID applications
  • Registration transfers
  • Renewal affidavits
  • Address changes
  • Driving records requests
  • Special group plate orders

Most basic DMV forms in Utah can be accessed online for completing digitally or printing to fill out by hand. Some specialized filings are only available at DMV field offices.

Registration Renewal Utah Division of Motor Vehicles

When your vehicle registration nears expiration, the Utah DMV sends a renewal notice. Registration can be renewed:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • In person
  • At authorized third-party providers

Utah registration renewals require your license plate or VIN #, mileage, safety & emissions inspection, insurance proof, and payment to submit your application.

Appointment Scheduling

Many Utah DMV offices now offer scheduled appointments for select high-demand services:

  • Driver’s license issuance and renewals
  • Driving tests
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Title transfers

Advanced appointments help ensure staff and resources will be available without long wait times. Same day reservations also open each morning depending on location.

Driver Exam Stations

Utah manages over 50 state driver exam stations administering:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Road skills exams
  • CDL testing
  • Motorcycle license testing

Driver licensing sites can searched via zip code on Utah’s DMV website. Permit practice tests and licensing handbooks provide exam preparation resources.

2024 Drivers Manual

Utah updates its official state Drivers Handbook every few years as regulations change. The 2024 DMV manual covers:

  • Traffic laws and penalties
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Navigating winter roads
  • License application process
  • Identification requirements

Be sure to consult the newest 2024 Utah Driver Handbook edition when applying for any new driving credential. Download online or pick up printed copies.

License Renewals Utah Division of Motor Vehicles

Utah driver licenses are valid for up to 8 years based on applicant age. They can be renewed:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • In person

Some license renewals require a new photo and possible vision rescreening. Proof of insurance and valid Utah residency also must be provided. Name and address updates need supporting documentation.

License Plates

Beyond standard plates, Utah offers 70+ specialized license plate designs:

  • Personalized plates
  • College alumni plates
  • Cause awareness plates
  • Appreciation plates
  • Animal habitat plates

Qualify terms, fees, limits, and sign-up details vary widely across Utah’s unique specialty license plate categories – all outlined on the DMV specialty plates portal.

Drivers License

To obtain an initial Utah driver’s license, applicants must:

  • Pass the knowledge test
  • Complete driving practice hours
  • Pass the skills test

Those under 18 have night driving and passenger restrictions. Unrestricted licenses are issued to adults at age 18. Other license types have different requirements in Utah.

Contact DMV

Utah state DMV contact information:

  • Phone: (801) 965-4437
  • Mail: PO Box 144501, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4501
  • Website: https://dmv.utah.gov

The official Utah DMV website provides interactive guides to all driver and motor vehicle processes from VIN verification to license renewal scheduling to specialty plate design previews.

Utah DMV Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common Utah DMV questions:

How do I track my license status and points?

You can access your full Utah driving record transcript online through the state DMV records portal including license status, any sanctions, and current points totals from violations.

Can I hold a license in two states?

No, it is illegal to actively hold licenses listing you as a current driver in more than one state at the same time under federal laws.

How old do you need to be to get a permit?

15 years old – Utah issues learner permits to teens once they turn age 15 to begin practicing driving with licensed adults before qualifying for a license around 16-17 years old.

Does an eye exam need renewed each time you renew your license?

Yes, Utah requires a current eye exam from your optometrist every renewal cycle to confirm adequate vision standards are still being met to operate a motor vehicle safely on public roads under state laws.

Can an immediate family member supervise a permit practice?

Yes, Utah permits those with learner permits to practice driving supervised by any parent, legal guardian, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling age 21+ or spouse age 21+ that is a licensed driver in good standing. More details are in Utah’s drivers handbook.

  1. Further frequently asked questions and motor vehicle resources for Utah drivers and riders can be accessed on the official state DMV website linked above.

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