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.
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!
DRIVER LICENSING SERVICES
(For more information on a particular subject, click on the blue links listed below.)
All individuals applying for any type of driver's license, permit or identification card must attest to the following statement(s): I am a citizen of the United States or I am a qualified alien under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act and agree to provide a copy of my USCIS documentation upon request.
Please be aware that if you are a qualified alien, all USCIS documents are verified prior to the issuance of a license or State ID Card. This verification process can take up to twenty (20) federal work days to complete so be sure to take full advantage of your 90 day renewal period.
The goal of the Driver Licensing Services division is to ensure that persons who meet Nebraska licensing standards and requirements are issued an operatorís license and those meeting Identification requirements are issued a state Identification card. It is also our goal to provide service to the public in a way that is fair, consistent and helpful.
The following documents are issued by the Department:
For more information regarding specific identification requirements or testing requirements for each document, refer to the Nebraska Driver's Manual
Driver Licensing Offices - Testing is done at ninety-seven (97) Driver Licensing Offices. To find a driver licensing office close to you click on: Driver Licensing Offices.
Fees - Driver License/Identification Card fees are collected by the County Treasurer's office.
Identification, Address and Social Security Number Verification Requirements - : Nebraska statute requires ONE form of identification which includes name and date of birth for driver's licenses, permits and Nebraska ID cards. Also required, will be TWO forms of address verification.
Download the new Identification, Address and Social Security Number verification list here: Identification/Address/SS Verification requirements.
For information on obtaining a state certified birth, marriage and/or divorce certificate from any state click on the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Address Verification - All new or renewal driver licenses, permits, or State ID Cards, will be required to present two forms of principal address. Refer to Identification/Address/SS Verification requirements. for acceptable address verification documents.
Teen Driver Information - If you are eligible for a School Permit (SCP) or a Provisional Operatorís Permit (POP), click on the Overview of Graduated licensing in Nebraska brochure. This online brochure will give you all the information you need to obtain a school and/or POP permit and what the rules are for these permit holders.
The Parent's Supervised Driving Program, is designed to improve teen driver safety by providing parents and guardians with a methodical approach to teaching the requisite driving skills. Each lesson concentrates on a particular sequential skill. Parents are in the best position to help their teens to become safe, smart and skilled drivers.
DMV Approved Driver Safety Schools (POP and SCP) - The DMV approves and audits schools that provide testing and/or training outside of the driver licensing offices. These Driver Safety Schools teach and test students for the Provisional Operatorís Permit (POP) and School Permit (SCP).
Driver Training Schools - Driver Training Schools are certified by the DMV to teach individuals rules of the road and driving skills.
Motorcycle Skills Testing - MOST (motorcycle operator skills test) testing is offered at certain locations and testing is done on a standardized course by appointment only. To see these locations click on this link: Motorcycle Testing Appointment Information. NOTE: Phone numbers for the permanent locations are located on our Driver Licensing Offices schedule.
MIT - (motorcycle in traffic) testing will be done by appointment only in certain locations. To see these locations click on this link: Motorcycle Testing Appointment Information. NOTE: These examiners travel from county to county, you can either contact them at a Driver Licensing Office, or contact the Lincoln office at 402-471-3861 for assistance. (Appointments are not required at other locations)
Nebraska Motorcycle Safety Education Sponsors - the attached listing are approved groups that teach beginner rider courses in Nebraska. The motorcycle written and drive test may be waived if applicant can show successful completion of a Nebraska approved motorcycle safety education program within the past 24 months.
Drivers Manuals - The Driver Licensing Services division provides drivers manuals in English and Spanish. Spanish manuals are available at the local driver licensing offices. English manuals are also available at all driver licensing offices, or click on the appropriate link below:
(*A current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the Nebraska
Driverís manual (car). Acrobat Reader is a free plug-in that enables you to
view certain documents. A current version of Acrobat Reader is recommended.
Click on the following link to download and install Acrobat Reader from
Adobe. It is recommended that any previous version of Acrobat Reader be
uninstalled prior to installing the current version.
NOTE: You may need to set your printer setting to "Booklet" if you wish to print off the entire manual, as printing page by page, may lose the page numbers and headings.
Practice Tests for Operatorís licenses - The DMV offers an Interactive DMV Written Exam and a downloadable AAA Sample Test as a study guide to not only prepare you for the written test, but as an excellent resource to continually keep up with the Nebraska Rules of the Road.
You can also take the Nebraska Driver License Practice Test with you on your iPad. To get this App for your iPad, click this link: Nebraska Driver License Practice Test for iPad.
New Residents obtaining Nebraska driver's license Ė New residents 18 or older surrendering a valid out-of-state
license: vision test required, drive test administered at discretion of driver licensing staff.
If unable to surrender the out of state license or if the license is expired, the written test
and drive test will be required as well as proof of Identification.
Address verification required for all residents obtaining initial Nebraska document.
New residents under age 18 Ė must meet all Provisional Operatorís Permit (POP) requirements and obtain a POP..
Driver License Renewal Procedures For regular license renewals, you would follow Instate Renewal Procedures . If you are out of state during your license renewal period, you can renew by mail by following the Out of State Renewal procedures. If you are active duty military follow the Military Renewal procedures. If you will be out of the state during your regular renewal period you may be able to go to a driver licensing office and do an Early Renewal.
Lost or Stolen Driver's Licenses/ID Cards - If your license or ID card has been lost or stolen, you may apply for a duplicate whether you are in-state or out-of-state.
Name or Address Change- If your name or address changes, you must apply for a replacement license or ID card within 60 days of such change.
Driver Record- A record of driving related activity is available for your use. If you are applying for a driver's license in another state they may need verification of your Nebraska driving privileges in the form of a clearance letter.
Driver's License Format - All documents are issued digitally. A special format is used for minors.
All CDL skills tests taken with DMV examiner's will be by appointment only effective April 11, 2014. To schedule an appointment with a DMV examiner, you must now contact the DMV Main Office in Lincoln. Click here for more information: CDL Appointment Information.
A new CDL manual will be in effect for the new CDL testing requirements beginning April 11, 2014. click here
The U. S. Department of Transportationís Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued regulations, which implement provisions of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA). These regulations significantly strengthen the licensing and sanctioning requirements of the commercial driverís license (CDL) program for truck and bus drivers required to hold a CDL. This brochure is intended to inform commercial drivers of the changes that go into effect on September 30, 2005. Click here to find out important information regarding the MCSIA Requirements for CDL Drivers.
Prior to the issuance of a Nebraska Commercial Driverís License with the hazardous materials endorsement, individuals will be required as per the U.S. PATRIOT ACT to have a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security threat assessment completed. Click here for important information regarding the US Patriot Act Hazmat Requirements.
CDL Third Party Testers - Third Party Testers are certified by the DMV to conduct skills testing for commercial driverís licenses.
The Driver Licensing Services division has the capacity to cancel licenses. Some of the procedures that may result in cancellation are: Recalls for individuals to be retested for their license, Medical and Vision requirements, Social Security Number verification and individuals suspended or revoked in another state (Problem Driver Pointer System-PDPS).
The Department of Motor Vehicles requires new and renewal driver license and State ID Card applicants to provide a valid social security number or a valid US Citizenship and Immigration Services I-94 document (in a valid foreign passport). If the applicant is unable to do so the driver license or State ID Card is denied.
The Department of Motor Vehicles implemented an Interactive Driver's License System on November 2, 2001. One component of this system verifies the applicants' social security numbers through the Social Security Administration. This has proved to be an effective tool in fraudulent document/identity verification for the Department.
All Social Security numbers will be verified thru the Social Security Administration prior to the issuance of a Nebraska permit, license or State Identification Card. Always bring proof of your Social Security number with you to the Driver Licensing office. Acceptable proof of Social Security number is:
Refer to Identification/Address/SS Verification requirements. for acceptable Social Security Verification documents.
Additional Services Ė The DMV offers services for the Hearing Impaired, Organ and Tissue Donation, Motor Voter, and Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Downloadable Forms Ė DMV Driver Licensing Services Forms available (in PDF) format.
Nebraska State Office Building
Driver Licensing Services
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94726
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4726
Phone: (402) 471-3861
Fax: (402) 471-4020
Driver Licensing Services online e-mail
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00 CDT (Mon-Fri)
DMV Employee Email System
CDL Third Party