A New York resident must have a motorcycle license or motorcycle learner’s permit to operate a motorcycle or scooter. To obtain a motorcycle permit, students must pass a 20 question multiple choice test taken at a DMV office. The test will include both motorcycle and roadway questions.
Attention Scooter Riders! Any motorized vehicle with two wheels that can go faster than 30 mph must be operated by a driver with a motorcycle license (regardless of engine size). If you want, you can use a scooter to take the Basic RiderCourse or a DMV Road Test.

If a student needs to replace or renew a lost, stolen, or damaged learner’s permit in New York, you do so by visiting the DMV office in person. Certain requirements may apply and differ.

For more information on replacing your learner’s permit refer to the DMV’s Replacing a NY Permit or License page.

In the New York City metropolitan area
If calling from area codes: 212, 347, 646, 718, 917 call 1-212-645-5550 or 1-718-966-6155.
If calling from area codes: 516, 631, 845, 914 call 718-477-4820.

Call Center Hours:
Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri – 8:00am-4:30pm
Thurs – 8:00am-5:30pm

View Guide to Limited-use Motorcycle Requirements PDF

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