Wyoming Drivers License: A New Driver’s Guide

Need to know what’s required to get a Wyoming driver’s license? You’re in the right place.

To begin, a Wyoming license is required for anyone wanting to legally drive on state roads and highways. The license application process doesn’t take long if you have the appropriate paperwork and time needed when visiting your local WY DMV.

The process in this article assumes you’re an adult applying for a new license or have a provisional license as a teen through the state’s GDL program. If this doesn’t describe you, see our learner’s permit and/or provisional licensing guides to begin the steps through the graduated licensing program.

Ready? Let’s begin.

Getting Your License in Wyoming: Step-by-Step

This guide assumes one of the following:

  • You’re an adult and want to apply for a new license
  • You’re transferring an out-of-state license (within 1 year unless from GA, MA, MI, TN, or WI)
  • Your old license expired you allowed it to lapse renewal/reinstatement
  • You’re holding a learner or provisional license (going through the GDL)

If one of these describes you, you can apply for a new driver’s license by visiting a Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT). There, you’ll submit the appropriate paperwork, pass your required tests, and pay the appropriate fees to get your WY license.

Other applicable requirements could include:

  • Being 16 ½ years old with driver’s education and provisional for 6 months
  • Being 17 years old with a provisional permit for 6 months

When you’re ready, you will complete these steps to get a Wyoming license:

  1. Complete the Wyoming Driver License Application (FSDL-705)
  2. Provide proofs:
    1. Identification
    2. WY residency
    3. Social Security number
    4. Lawful presence
    5. Name change (if applicable)
  3. Pass your tests:
    1. Vision
    2. Knowledge
    3. Road
  4. Get your photo taken
  5. Pay the $40 fee
  6. Get your license

The written/knowledge test examines your understanding of road rules and signs. You can practice using the state’s license manual. Or, take an online practice test to improve your passing chances.

The road test examines your ability to control the vehicle and adhere to signs and commands. This may include your ability to change lanes, maneuver the vehicle, park, and more. You must pass this test before Wyoming issues your unrestricted driver’s license.

Check with the local DMV as you may need to see if you can request an appointment for your test. And, do not that your vehicle is required to have WY auto insurance when taking this test.

Congratulations, You’re a Licensed Driver in Wyoming

Submitting these documents, taking these steps, and passing the tests will grant you a driver’s license in Wyoming. Keep note of your license expiration date as you’ll want to renew a WY license as it draws close. Failing to renew on time can result in loss of driving privileges.

The open roads of Wyoming are now yours to explore. Enjoy yourself and happy travels!