Moped, Motorcycle, and Minor Restricted Farming Licenses
For information on moped licenses see the
Mopeds SOS Web page.
For information on motorcycle training, testing, and
licensing see the
Michigan Motorcycle Safety Program
SOS Web pages.
Minor Restricted Farming License
Department of State may issue a restricted driver's license to a minor who is at
least 14 years old when a severe hardship in the family farming operation is
demonstrated and no alternative transportation is available. A minor restricted
license is intended to assist family farms operating with low levels of total
household income. It is not issued as a convenience for larger farming
An applicant for
the minor restricted license must meet all of the eligibility requirements
total taxable adjusted gross income for all household members may not exceed
the level shown below.
must document a significant change to the farming operation that prompts the
request for a minor restricted license. Changes may include loss of a
previous driver or expansion of the family farm operation.
Requests for minor restricted licenses will only be considered for the
immediate family owned farm.
Taxable Household Income Eligibility Table
Total Number of Household Members
Total Household Adjusted Gross Income Threshold
If you meet all of
the above criteria, here are some final points to consider before filing an
Placement of a
minor on a motor vehicle insurance policy usually results in a large increase in
the coverage cost. Please check with your insurance agent.
A minor restricted
license will not be issued to operate vehicles requiring a farm endorsement or a
Commercial Driver License (CDL).
will consider alternative sources of transportation before approving a minor
restricted license. Risk for a traffic crash for this age group is very high.
restricted license is not an alternative to the Graduated Driver License
requirements and will not be issued to applicants older than 16 years of age.
A license will not
be issued for the convenience of other household members.
If the holder of a
minor restricted license receives a moving violation, the license will be
If approved for a
minor restricted license, a minor will be required to complete Segment 1 of
driver education and successfully complete a road skills test before the
restricted license will be issued. The minor restricted license will be issued
for a minimum of six months. For a renewal of the minor restricted license,
another application is required, and the minor must complete Segment 2 of driver
be obtained by clicking on the link below or by writing to the following
Michigan Department of State
Action Processing Unit
P.O. Box 30206
Lansing, MI 48909-7706
the application, please mail it to the above address.
Minor Restricted License Application