What Is A School Permit?

  • A school permit allows age-appropriate students to drive back and forth to school and school activities between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. You must use the most direct and accessible route between your home and school.

    • To get a school permit you must have successfully completed an Iowa-approved driver education course, have had your instruction permit for at least 6 months from the date it was issued, and live one mile or more from school.
    • One of your parents must sign a consent form and a school designee must sign the Iowa DOT form. 


    The license will be issued for a maximum of two years and expires on your birthday. You do not need an instruction permit when you have a school permit because the school permit will be valid as an instruction permit when not driving to and from school.


    You must hold an instruction permit for six months from the date it was issued and be conviction- and accident-free during that period before the school license is issued.

Instructions For Obtaining A School Permit

Contact Us

  • NP High School Office
    515-984-3400 ext. 2105