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Avoid Peak Times

Avoid peak busy times at the Driver Licensing offices: 1) after 3:00 p.m. each work day, 2) when schools are not in session, and 3) the day before and after a holiday.

Renewal Period

Take advantage of your driver's license renewal period.

Renewal Notice Card

If you received a Renewal Notice from the DMV, please update it and present it to Driver Licensing Staff when renewing. It will save you time!

Think Youíre Ready to Test?

Take the time to carefully review the Nebraska Drivers Manual. Over 60% of first-time applicants fail the written test.

Types of Licenses and Permits

Farm Husbandry Permits

Learnerís Permit (LPE)

School Permit (SCP)

Learnerís Permit (LPD)

Provisional Operatorís Permit (POP)

Operatorís License (Class O)

Motorcycle License (Class M)

Commercial License (Class A, B or C)

Commercial Learnerís Permit (LPC)

Restricted CDL (RCDL)

Seasonal Permit (SEP)

School Bus Permit

State Identification Card

 

Farm Husbandry Permits (Special and Temporary)

A Farm Husbandry Permit authorizes the operation of farm husbandry equipment. Farm husbandry equipment is defined as off road vehicles designed for agricultural, horticultural or livestock-raising operations or for lifting or carry an implement of husbandry. Minimum age 13 if you live on a farm or 14 if employed on a farm for compensation.

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LPE Learnerís Permit (LPE)

This permit is used for the purpose of allowing a student to legally practice driving for a School

Permit. Applicants for School Permit must have held a LPE for 2 months before they are eligible to apply for the School Permit. Minimum age 14.

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School Permit (SCP)

A School Permit authorizes the holder to drive a motor vehicle, moped or motorcycle to and from where he or she attends school by the most direct and accessible route by the nearest highway from his or her place of residence if such person lives a distance of one and half miles or more from such school and either resides outside a city of the metropolitan, primary or first class (5,000 or more people) or attends a school which is outside a city of the metropolitan, primary, or first class (5,000 or more people). A school permit shall be used for the purpose of transporting such person or any family member who resides with such person to attend duly scheduled courses of instructions and extracurricular or school related activities at the school, and the holder of the permit may drive under the personal supervision of a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old. Must have held a LPE for 2 months prior to applying for SCP. Minimum age 14 years and 2 months.

Additional information regarding the SCP can be found in An Overview of the Graduated Licensing Bill in Nebraska.

You may be eligible to get your school permit online or renew your school permit online.

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Learnerís Permit (LPD)

This permit is issued to allow a person to legally practice driving for a Provisional Operatorís Permit (POP), Operatorís (Class O) or Motorcycle (Class M) License. Minimum age 15.

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Provisional Operatorís Permit (POP)

The Provisional Operatorís Permit allows an individual to operate a motor vehicle unsupervised in Nebraska from 6 a.m. to 12 mid-night. Individual may only drive unsupervised between 12 mid-night and 6 a.m. if they are driving to and from home to work or a school activity. Individual may drive anytime if they are accompanied by a parent, guardian or licensed driver who is at least 21. Minimum age 16.

Additional information regarding the POP can be found in An Overview of the Graduated Licensing Bill in Nebraska.

You may be eligible to get or renew your POP online.

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Operatorís License (Class O)

A Class O License authorizes a license holder to operate any motor vehicle except a motorcycle and commercial motor vehicle. Minimum age 17 if held POP for 1 year and have not accumulated 3 or more points during previous 12 month period, otherwise age 18.

You may be eligible to get your Driver License online, renew your Driver License online, or or obtain a duplicate Driver License online.

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Motorcycle License (Class M)

A Class M License authorizes a license holder to operate a motorcycle or three-wheeled motor vehicle. Minimum age 17 if held POP for 1 year and have not accumulated 3 or more points during previous 12 month period, otherwise age 18.

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Commercial License (Class A, B, or C)

A commercial Driverís License (CDL) is required for anyone driving a vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), carries 16 or more passengers or transports placarded amounts of hazardous materials. Minimum age: Intrastate Class A,B, C-18

Interstate Class A, B, C-21.

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Commercial Learnerís Permit (LPC)

A Commercial Learnerís Permit will authorize the person to operate a commercial motor vehicle for learning purposes when accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years of age and who has a CDL for the class of vehicle being driven. Minimum age 18.

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Restricted CDL (RCDL)

A restricted Commercial Driverís License held in conjunction with a seasonal permit (SEP) allows a Nebraska resident to drive a Class B or C commercial motor vehicle for purposes of farm related or farm related service industry within 150 miles of employerís place of business or the farm or ranch currently being served. Employees working for the following farm related or ranch related service industries may be issued RCDLís: Custom Harvesters, Retail Agricultural Outlet or Supplier, Agricultural Chemical Business, Livestock Feeders. Minimum age 18.

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Seasonal Permit (SEP)

A Seasonal Permit when held in conjunction with a Restricted Driverís License (RCDL) allows a Nebraska resident to drive a Class B or C commercial Motor vehicle for purposes of farm related or farm related service industry within 150 miles of employerís place of business or the farm or ranch currently being served. Employees working for the following farm related or ranch related service industries may be issued SEPís: Custom Harvesters, Retail Agricultural Outlet or Supplier, Agricultural Chemical Business, Livestock Feeders. Minimum age 18.

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School Bus Permit

A school bus permit is required of the driver of all vehicles that transport one or more school children provided such transportation is sponsored and approved by a Board of Education. A permit is not required for carrying members of licenseeís household in a private motor vehicle. Class of bus permit is determined by vehicle capacity rating (includes driver) and vehicleís intended use. Minimum age 18.

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State Identification Card (ID)

Any person who is a resident of the state of Nebraska may obtain a State Identification (ID) card with a color photograph of the person included. One form of identification is required to obtain an ID card.