Whether you have been driving for years or not, you are required to get an Oklahoma driver’s license to drive legally in the state.
Individuals, who are between 15½ and 18 years of age, can apply for a learner’s permit in order to gain the right to practice supervised driving legally. In addition to this, a learner’s permit requires always being accompanied by a licensed driver, who is older than 21.
The intermediate driver’s license is also referred to as a restricted license, as it entails some driving restrictions.
For the road test, you must bring your own vehicle, which is in good mechanical condition and has proper registration. The examiner will conduct the test and check whether you can control the car (or motorcycle) and perform basic maneuvers such as turning right and left, backing, parking on a hill.
Moreover, he will also ask you to use signals and drive in the proper lane and assess your knowledge of traffic rules, signs, signals and markings.
If you lose your driver’s license or accidentally destroy it, you have the right to request a new license and replace the old one. To do so, you must contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety or visit a driver license office and request a new one.
Pay attention to the fact that you can replace only a valid license, and not an expired one.
In the state of Oklahoma, the driver’s license is issued for four years from the month in which you paid the fee and it expires the last day of the month. You can renew the license about one year before the expiration date without losing any remaining time of the previous license.
To renew the license in person, you should make an appointment, visit a tag agency, present your Primary and Secondary IDs and complete renewal by paying the required fee. If you are a foreigner, you will also need to present immigration documents.
In case you let the license expire for more than three years, you will be required to retake the vision and written tests, as well as the road skills exam.
You may renew the license by mail if you are out of state. To renew by mail, you must provide your full legal name and date of birth, license number, residential address and copies of Primary and Secondary identification. You must also include the out of state address so that the Department can send the license to that location.
Once you complete the steps mentioned above, you must include the required license fee and send the application packet.
Department of Public Safety
Driver License Services, Renewal By Mail
PO Box 11415
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73136
This license, in short, is a regular license and the licensee to operate cars, vans, trucks, and recreational vehicles and fire trucks.
This license, in short, is for operating any combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.
To clarify, the license is for operating any vehicle with GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more or towing a vehicle with GVWR not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
The license, in short, is for operating any single vehicle that transports 16 or more passengers (including the driver) or hazardous materials.
The license, in short, is for operating motorcycles on public roads. You may also obtain a motorcycle endorsement.
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111