Below please find several links to useful information that can address many of the questions that arise during this process. Steamboat Driving School defers to the State of Colorado for up to date information on laws regarding driving. Please use this reference list to gain the most current information available.

There are different requirements for obtaining a learner’s permit dependent upon the minor’s age at the time. 

Click here to find specifics on the necessary identification and documentation required to obtain a learner’s permit.

How long does my child need to hold their permit before they receive their license?

  • Minors under age 18 must hold their instruction permit for at least twelve months and be at least 16 years old before they are eligible to take a drive skills test. Minors are given credit for any time they hold a permit in this or any other state if they show the permit documentation.
  • If between 16 years and 16 years, 6 months when applying for a driver license, the teen must hold their permit for 12 months, submit completed and signed drive time log sheets and complete 6 hours behind-the-wheel training with a driver education instructor.
  • If between 16 years, 6 months and 18 years when applying for a driver license, the teen must hold their permit for 12 months and submit completed and signed drive time log sheets.
  • If between 18 - 21 years, applicants may apply for a driver license at any time after obtaining their permit.

Click here for more details and full up to date information on permits visit.

There are extensive laws regarding driving under the age of 18, including number of passengers allowed, hours of operation and so on. 

Please see this link for the full list:

Ready to get your license? Click here to see what you’ll need to bring prior to going to the driver license office.

The fees for permits and licenses are established by the legislature or promulgated in rule.

State driver license offices accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check (made payable to DOR)
  • Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card

For up to date fees click here.

As a parent or guardian there are many responsibilities that you hold to ensure that your teen is the safest driver possible. Visiting this site is just one of many steps you can take to make this a positive, safe and filled with responsibility experience for both of you. 


Teens can begin taking the required 30-hour driver’s education course when they are 14 years and 7 months old. Course does not have to be completed within the same session, and can be divided into two or more sessions.Sign up today, space is limited.

Fall Sundays Course- September 30, October 7th,  14th, 21st 
(held at CMC)

Fall Conferences- November 8th-11th
(held at CMC)

Winter Break- December 27th, 28th, January 3rd, 4th
(held at CMC)

Blues Break 2019- February 18th-21st
(held at CMC)

Spring Conferences 2019- March 14th-17th
(held at CMC)

Spring Break 2019- April 22nd-25th
(held at CMC)

*Minimum of 5 students/per class to operate.