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Minor Permits

 Passed driving school  There are three types of permits available to minors:


1)    A Driver Education Permit is for drivers age 15 years to 15 years, 6 months. The permit is valid for 3 years.

 

To apply at the Driver’s License Office, you must:

 

  • Provide your state or county certified birth certificate or other acceptable form of identification
  • Provide your social security number
  • Pass both written and vision screening tests
  • Complete an Affidavit of Liability Guardianship (DR2460) form
  • Provide an Affidavit of Completion of a Driver Education Classroom Course form indicating that you have completed and passed the classroom portion of a state-approved driver education course within 6 months prior to applying for your instruction permit.
    • The 30 hour classroom study course can be either in a classroom or taken on the internet. 

 

The Driver's Education Permit allows only the signer of the DR2460 and/or the Driver Education Instructor to complete and log the 50 hours required on the drive time log sheet.

 

If the person(s) who signed the DR 2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, the signer may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado Driver's License and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.

 

The person(s) who signed the DR 2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older who holds a valid license to supervise you while you are driving, but that drive time does not count toward the 50 required hours.

 

2)    A Driver Awareness Permit is for drivers age 15 years, 6 months to 16 years. The permit is valid for 3 years.

 

To apply at the Driver’s License Office, you must:

 

  • Provide your state or county certified birth certificate or another acceptable form of identification
  • Provide your social security number
  •  Pass both written and vision screening tests
  • Complete an Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship: form DR2460
  • Provide proof that you have completed the 4-hour Driver Awareness Program or completed a 30 hour classroom study course.
    • The 30 hour classroom course can be in a classroom or on the internet. This requires completion 6 months prior to applying for your Driver's Instruction Permit. The Statement of Completion form is located on the reverse side of the DR2460. 

 

The Driver's Education Permit allows only the signer of the DR2460 and/or the Driver Education Instructor to complete and log the 50 hours required on the drive time log sheet.

 

If the person(s) who signed the DR 2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, the signer may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado Driver's License and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.

 

The person(s) who signed the DR 2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older who holds a valid license to supervise you while you are driving, but that drive time does not count.

 

3)    A Minor Instruction Permit is for drivers age 16 years to 21 years. The permit is valid for 3 years.

 

Drivers under 18 must:

 

  • hold the permit for a minimum of 12 months before applying for a Driver's License
  • present a completed Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship (DR2460)

 

To get a Minor Instruction Permit you must:

 

  •  Provide the local Driver’s License Office with your state or county certified birth certificate or another acceptable form of identification
  • Provide your social security number
  • Pass both written and vision screen tests
  • Complete an Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship: form DR2460

 

If you are under 18...

 

The Minor Instruction Permit allows only the signer of the DR2460 and/or the Driver Education Instructor to complete and log the 50 hours required on the drive time log sheet.

 

If the person(s) who signed the DR2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, the signer may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor to supervise the minor while driving. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado driver's license and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50-hour total required. 

 

The person(s) who signed the DR2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older who holds a valid license to supervise the minor while driving, but that driving time does not count toward the 50 hour requirement.