What Do Utah’s DLD & DMV Do?

There are two agencies in Utah that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DLD handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing UT drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs).

The DMV handles vehicle registration and titling services for Utah residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, custom license plates, and boat/watercraft registration.

As a new resident to Utah, you must apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state and exchange your driver’s license as soon as possible. Prior to registration, you must also take your vehicle for an emissions inspection if you live in a participating county.

The DLD and DMV also have specific licensing and registration information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Utah are not required to get a UT license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Utah DLD and DMV offer online services through their respective websites.

The DLD’s online services include:

The DMV’s online services include:

  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate vehicle registrations/titles
  • License plate purchases
  • Personalized license plates
  • Disability placard renewal
  • Notice of vehicle sale
  • Refund requests
  • Address changes

You can access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online. You can also access the Utah Driver’s Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DLD offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DLD and DMV partner with a number of authorized third-parties for tasks such as driver skills testing, CDL testing, vehicle inspections, driver education, and motorcycle training and testing.

Contact Information

Driver License Division

Headquarters:

4501 South 2700 West, 1st Floor

Salt Lake City, Utah 84129

Mailing address:

Driver License Division

PO Box 144501

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Phone: (801) 965-4437

Office locations

Division of Motor Vehicles

Standard mail:

Utah State Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

P.O. Box 30412

Salt Lake City, UT 84130

Express delivery:

Utah State Tax Commission

Motor Vehicle Division

210 North 1950 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Phone:

  • Salt Lake City: (801) 297-7780
  • Everywhere else: (800) 368-8824

Office locations