Driver License Division - Obtaining a Utah Driving Privilege Card (DPC)
|DPC Issued Prior to Sept 1, 2009||DPC Issued After Sept 1, 2009|
Effective September 1, 2009, the format of the DPC has changed. Click here for more information.
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2011 the requirements for obtaining and renewing a driving privilege card have changed due to changes in legislation. Please click here (English) or (Spanish) for a printable brochure for more information on what will be required to obtain and renew your DPC and click here for more information on the fingerprint card that is now required.
A person who would need to obtain a Utah Driving Privilege Card (DPC) would be:
- Individuals who are unable to establish legal/lawful presence and who are ineligible for a US Social Security Number. They must obtain an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) from the Internal Revenue Service. Their DPC would expire on their birth date in the first year from the date the card was issued or renewed.
- Individuals meeting these requirements would not be eligible to obtain a Commercial Driver License or Identification Card.
Requirements to be eligible for a DPC are:
- You have to reside in Utah for a period of six months or more;
- Cannot be temporarily assigned to Utah by an employer, religious organization, or government agency;
- You are required to obtain a Utah learner permit or DPC in order to legally drive while here in Utah. The valid DPC allows the holder to operate a motor vehicle in Utah, but may not be used as a means of identification by any Utah government entities;
Documents required to obtain a DPC are:
- Evidence of a driving privilege issued in another state or country or evidence of completion of a course in driver training;
- 2 proofs of Utah residency;
- Evidence of social security number or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN);
- Evidence of Identity;
- Completed fingerprint card and photograph from local agency;
- Completion of required written knowledge/skills tests
NOTE: Under Utah law, the individual driver is responsible to refrain from driving if there is any uncertainty about his/her physical mental or emotional status which may affect driving safety. If the condition persists, he/she is responsible for reporting it to the Driver License Division. And for security purposes, in establishing a driver license record, it is essential that information is accurate. The Driver License Division will therefore require original certified documents for an original application. When applying for a Utah driver license, your privilege to drive cannot be suspended, revoked, disqualified, or denied in another state or country.