Minor/Teenage Affidavit & Proof of School Attendance
What is the Minor/Teenage Affidavit?
The Minor/Teenage Affidavit confirms that the adult signing the form joins in the application for the license and will be responsible for the actions of the minor driver. It must be signed by a parent, a step-parent living at the same address as the applicant, legal guardian, or a grandparent authorized by the parent, step-parent or guardian.
The appropriate adult must sign the form in the presence of a driver license examiner, OR ; if for some reason the adult cannot come with the applicant to the driver testing station, the form can be downloaded. The form must be signed by the appropriate adult and the signature notarized. Note: the signature MUST be notarized by a notary public if the adult cannot accompany the applicant to the driver testing station. Only then can the form be accepted without the presence of the adult.
If the grandparent is assuming financial responsibility for the youth, the grandparent must bring a notarized statement authorizing this, signed by the parent, stepparent, custodian or guardian, as appropriate. The statement does not have to be on a department form, but should be in the following general format:
I do hereby authorize ______________ (name of grandparent)
to sign for a driver license for ___________ (name of minor).
Signed: ________________________ (name and relationship of adult granting authorization)
Applicants under the age of 18 must prove they are enrolled in school and making satisfactory progress. If they have already graduated, they must bring their high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate with them when they apply. If not, they need to ask their school to complete a Certificate of Compulsory School Attendance and take the original part of this form with them to a driver license station. The form is valid for only 30 days.
If a student fifteen years of age or older drops out of school or fails to make satisfactory academic progress, the school is required to notify the Department of Safety. This suspends the student's driving privileges. The first time a student drops out, he or she may regain the privilege to drive by returning to school and making satisfactory academic progress. There is no second chance, however. The second time a student drops out he or she must wait to turn 18 years old before being eligible to apply.