How much does a driving permit cost in NY?

I just learned that I’ll have to pay more to get my permit because I’m 17. What gives? How much does a driving permit cost in NY?

Brittni Brinn · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You’re right that you’ll have to pay more because of your age—and it does seem unfair! The total fee to get your driving permit in New York can range from $76.75 to $102.50 if you’re under 18. Where you live in
New York
will also affect the total cost.
The cost for your NY driving permit includes:
  • An application fee
  • The fee for the type of license
  • Any document fees
  • Depending on where you live, a Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) fee of $1 for every six months your license is valid
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