Absolutely. We cannot take you on the road without a valid permit. If you have lost your permit, you should apply for a duplicate permit at any license center. Bring your identification, a parent or guardian and $15.50. (State fees are subject to change without notice.) You do not need to retake the permit test. You cannot use the white application receipt that you got when you applied for your first permit. It is not valid once the hard copy has been issued.
New drivers need to learn to drive in all driving conditions. Therefore, we do not cancel behind-the-wheel lessons for normal winter driving conditions. Occasionally, different areas of the range experience different conditions. If you feel uncomfortable coming in for a lesson please call us as early as possible. If we decide to cancel lessons due to poor or changing conditions, we will call you as early as possible to reschedule the appointment. So, unless you hear from us, plan to drive on snowy or rainy days.
After you pass your permit test, you should call the behind-the wheel instructor you were directed to at the conclusion of your classroom session. It will be highlighted on your information sheet. If you can\’t remember who that is, call Mrs. Madden @ (218) 749-8926. We recommend your first behind-the wheel lesson be taken about 6 weeks after you get your permit. We encourage you to start driving right away – parking lots first, then advance slowly onto quite residential streets. Your first lesson will consist of car control maneuvers, reference points, lane changes, right and left turns, driving communication skills, and proper observation techniques.
Yes. The receipt has an expiration of 45 days. You should receive your card in the mail before the receipt expires. If you do not receive your permit card within 45 days, call the telephone number on the back of the receipt. The permit is a hard card and is valid for two years.
No. You take your permit (knowledge) test at an exam station. Exam stations and their staff operate under the Department of Public Safety. At the end of your classroom session we will give you an information sheet that tells you what to bring to the exam station, where they are located, and what hours they are open.