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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 328. The title of today's lesson

  • is "What's the difference between license and permit. " Yeah. This is another one

  • where it will often come up. Students will ask what's the difference between the

  • two ? And to be honest when you're asked on the spot, it's really not that easy a

  • question to clearly distinguish. So I'm going to cover some ideas where today

  • when you're more likely to hear license and when you're

  • more likely to hear permit. All right. So Let's look at the notes. The first part

  • actually we're going to look at some similarities. So both licenses and permits

  • are provided by someone in authority, usually a state or government. Both could

  • be terminated. Both could be ended or revoked. Revoked means like take it

  • back, for misuse, for improper use. Both are technically contracts. So you have a

  • contract with the state. Okay. All right. Let's continue. So this is how they

  • differ. Now they differ in several ways. Licenses are permanent unless abused. So

  • just like we said before you know they can be revoked or taken back you know if

  • you break rules or laws. But if you don't do that you can probably keep it for the

  • rest of your life. Some you may have to renew. Some you don't. Okay for example a

  • marriage license you don't have to ever renew it as long as you're not going to

  • get a divorce. As long as the marriage is not going to end. The marriage license goes

  • until you know , either one of you die or you know it just goes forever from that

  • point. So licenses... some yeah so, so some licenses do not have to be renewed and

  • it's only ended if the marriage ends. So you know, with the marriage license

  • license is for driving or practicing law you know, for example etc. must be renewed.

  • Yeah. So again it's not taken away or you don't lose it,. As long as you just keep

  • renewing it. So you just have to bring in the old one and it's just a formality

  • they will you know just renew it again you just have to pay another fee. That's

  • probably the main idea. So it's not taken away at that point. So you could just

  • keep going with the same one even if you don't you know, drive or even if you

  • don't practice law. I've often heard that one with law lawyers too, even if they

  • stopped practicing law usually they will still renew it because they know that,

  • that's, that's an expensive license to have. And you don't want to just let it

  • you know, just let it go. Most new licenses will be used more in regard to

  • businesses. Yeah. so if it's for running a business and paying your taxes and stuff

  • like that or you know being allowed to sell certain things probably license is

  • more likely to be used in that situation. All right. Let's continue. Permits usually

  • do have time limits. Once they expire you must apply for a new one.

  • So it's not the same thing as renewing if your permit runs out you don't

  • usually bring in the old permit and you just renew it you just have to apply

  • over again for another permit. In the case of a driver's permit it is used

  • mostly to allow someone to learn to drive and usually one will upgrade to a

  • license after passing a driver's test. So if you got your permit and you didn't

  • learn to drive in time and your permit expires you just have to apply for

  • another permit again. But you don't bring in the old one and renew it. I think you

  • still have to actually even take the written test again.

  • So you just completely apply all over for a new one.

  • Okay. Let's continue. Licenses don't have many restrictions. They don't usually

  • have too many limits. However permits do. Okay. For example, a driver's permit is

  • only allowed to be used with another driver. You know, another licensed driver,

  • who already has a license supervising you. So there is a lot of rules sometimes

  • to permits. Permits for underage drivers, well I guess if you're under 18 like

  • some people you're 16 or 17 you can get permits too. But just like they say here

  • there may be time limits to day hours. They may not allow you to drive at night

  • too. So they could be other reasons for other other distinctions.

  • Olay. Let's continue. Permits are more likely to be inspected more often. Okay.

  • For example if you're fishing in certain areas, authorities may ask to see your

  • permit. To see if you make sure you actually got one. Now there are fishing

  • licenses to anything connected to a business will probably be a fishing license.

  • But another thing you should really note about this. Even though these are more

  • generalities. There are probably literally thousands of licenses and

  • permits for numerous amounts of things. So is it possible you could find maybe

  • one type of license a permit that may disagree with something we say here.

  • Maybe but this is probably true in most cases. Let's continue.

  • Since licenses are more permanent, they tend to be official cards or more

  • official cards , often with a picture ID. Yeah. Maybe. Permits may, may often just be

  • sometimes it's a sticker. A little sticker you put on something or a paper just

  • some paper you pull out because it's it's not always meant to be permanent

  • may be temporary. So doesn't have to be as official it may not be a laminated

  • card or a special hard type of card that's more durable. It just may be a

  • piece of paper to display somewhere if it is being checked and for example

  • like a parking permit. Maybe your this parking permit just simply, simply allows

  • you to park you know, legally in a certain area you have a parking permit.

  • Okay. I hope that ... I hope this helps, I hope you got a better understanding now

  • between that license and anyway I hope you found it informative.

  • Thank you for your time. Bye-bye

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/05/02
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