Presentation of Operator's License

Court Appearances

Once a juvenile has successfully completed the requirements for obtaining a temporary operator's license, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) forwards a permanent license to the Juvenile Court for presentation. When we receive your operator's license from DMV, you will be sent a letter notifying you of the date and time for the formal presentation of your license. It is always scheduled on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

You must have a parent or guardian accompany you to receive your license*. This is a court appearance, and proper attire is required. When you arrive on your assigned Court date, please have a seat outside of the Courtroom. A Deputy will hand each juvenile their permanent operator's license along with their driving contract. Once this has happened, all of the juveniles will be called into the Courtroom at the same time. Anyone arriving late will not be admitted once the program has begun.

Call for a Second Date

If for any reason it is impossible for you to be present at the date designated in your letter, you will automatically receive a second notice to receive your license at a later date. It is not necessary for you to call for a second date. Our office is required to have exactly 50 licenses for each formal presentation court date. Therefore, you may need to go to DMV and get an extension on your temporary operator's license, if it will expire prior to your second date.

If you cannot appear on the second date, you will have to send a letter to the Judge no later than the day after your second date stating the reasons you cannot appear, and the Judge will have to approve the continuance. Otherwise, your license will be returned to the Division of Motor Vehicles and you will have to reapply for a new license.

*Parent/Guardians in Court

As of July 1, 2009, even if you are 18 years old or older, you are still required to appear in Court for the formal presentation of your permanent license. Also, you must still have a parent or guardian accompany you to receive your license. The only time you are not required to have a parent or guardian accompany you to receive your license is when you were 18 years old or older at the time you applied for an operator's license with DMV.