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Florida Driver License and Identification Card Information

Driver License Testing must begin no later than 4:00pm weekdays and 10:00am Saturdays and are subject to a limited number of tests on a first come first served basis.

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

 

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FAQS for Florida Driver License Changes Effective January 1, 2010

 

Common Florida Driver License and Identification Card Topics

Apply For a First-Time Florida Identification Card
Apply for a First-Time Florida Driver License/Learner's License
Transfer a Florida Learner's License to a Florida Driver License
Transfer a Valid Out of State License to Florida
Motorcycle Driver License Information
Renew a Florida Driver License
Renew a Florida Identification Card
Lost or Stolen Card Replacement Information
Suspended, Revoked, or Cancelled License Information
Address Change Information
Name Change Information
DMV Fees Information
CDL & Additional Information


Apply For a First-Time Florida Identification Card:

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

The following is required to apply for a Florida Identification Card:

  1. United States Birth Certificate OR valid United States Passport. A birth certificate must be issued by a government agency. Hospital birth certificates cannot be accepted.
  2. Social Security Card, or one of the following documents showing your full social security number: W-2 form, pay check stub or Form 1099. The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Identification Card. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration before you apply for your Identification Card.
  3. Applicant must be 5 years of age or older. If the purpose of the Florida Identification Card is to apply for a Disabled Parking Permit, the age limit is waived. A certification of the disability must be provided.
  4. Proof of residential address requires two of the following reflecting your name and address: deed, mortgage statement, lease agreement, voter registration, vehicle registration, W2 form, 1099 form, or a homeowners, automobile, or life insurance policy. For a complete list of items, click Proof of Residential Address.
  5. If the documentation submitted reflects any name change, an original or certified copy of your Marriage License, Divorce Decree or Court Order, must be submitted. In some instances, more than one marriage license, divorce decree or court order document may be required to show the chain of name changes. Photocopies cannot be accepted. Marriage license must be from a governmental agency. Church issued licenses cannot be accepted.

Effective November 1, 2009. a Florida Driver License and Florida Identification Card may no longer be issued to the same person.

To obtain a personalized list detailing your required documents, visit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: floridadmvbooklet.com before you make the trip to our office.

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Apply for a First-Time Florida Driver License (also known as a Learner Permit) and the applicant has never been licensed by any state or county

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

The following is required to apply for a Learner Permit:

For applicants 17 years or younger:

  1. United States Birth Certificate OR valid United States Passport. A birth certificate must be issued by a government agency. Hospital birth certificates cannot be accepted.
  2. Social Security Card or one of the following documents showing your full social security number: W-2 form, pay check stub, or Form 1099. The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida Driver License. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration before you apply for your license.
  3. Proof of completion of a traffic law substance abuse education course.
  4. Parental Consent Form either signed and notarized in advance, or signed in the presence of our examiner. Person signing the consent form must be legal guardian. If other than parent, such as grandparent, proof of guardianship must be provided.
  5. Vision Test
  6. 45-Question Road Rules Test and 5-Question Road Sign Test, which must begin no later than one hour before office closing time.
  7. If using an On-Line Third Party Tester, a Parent/Guardian On-Line Test Proctoring Form must be signed in the presence of a driver license examiner by the person who proctored the test; or the proctor's signature must be notarized if the parent or guardian proctor will not be present.
  8. Proof of residential address requires two of the following reflecting your name and address: deed, mortgage statement, lease agreement, voter registration, vehicle registration, W2 form, 1099 form, or a homeowners, automobile, or life insurance policy. For a complete list of items,click Proof of Residential Address.
  9. If the documentation submitted reflects any name change, an original or certified copy of your Marriage License, Divorce Decree or Court Order,must be submitted. In some instances, more than one marriage license, divorce decree or court order document may be required to show the chain of name changes. Photocopies cannot be accepted. Marriage license must be from a governmental agency. Church issued licenses cannot be accepted.
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Transfer a Florida Learner's License to a Florida Driver License

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

The following is required to transfer a a Florida Learner's License to a Florida Driver License:

  1. United States Birth Certificate OR valid United States Passport. A birth certificate must be issued by a government agency. Hospital birth certificates cannot be accepted.
  2. Social Security Card, or one of the following documents showing your full social security number: W-2 form, pay check stub or Form 1099. The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida Driver License.
  3. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration before you apply for your Florida Driver License.
  4. You must be at least 16 years old and have held a Learner's License for at least one year without any traffic convictions.
  5. Provide a Florida Learner's License.
  6. If 17 years of age or younger, Parental Consent Form either signed and notarized in advance, or signed in the presence of our examiner, certifying that the applicant has had a minimum of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience, 10 hours of which was night driving. Person signing Parental Consent Form must be legal guardian. If other than parent, such as step or grandparent, proof of guardianship must be provided.  
  7. Vision Test.
  8. Driving test: Tests must begin by 4:00pm weekdays and 10:00am on Saturdays and are subject to a limited number of tests on a first come first served basis. All Driving tests will be administered in English unless the tester speaks a second language and is comfortable administering the test in that language. The individual taking the driving road exam may bring an interpreter to assist in administering the driving test but the final decision to use that interpreter or not, is reserved to the driving tester performing the exam.   The driving tester/examiner's decision about your performance is final in all cases.
  9. Driving tests will NOT be given if the inspection of the driving test vehicle finds:

    - The horn, rearview mirror, directional signals on trucks, steering wheel, footbrake, tires, brake lights, or tail lights are defective or inoperable.

    - No windshield wipers on the driver’s side of the vehicle when raining.

    - No operable headlights when visibility is reduced to 1,000’ or less due to rain, fog, smoke or other dangers.

    - Glass hinders visibility.

    - License plate is expired.

    - The vehicle is not equipped with doors.

    - Front doors (neither one) do not open from the inside and outside.

    - Vehicle does not have stationary seats.

    - Vehicle does not permit the driver to give proper hand signals due to a blocked or inoperative window when hand signals are required.

    - Jeep type vehicles without framed canvas or metal doors held by hinges and door latch. The doors must be secured to contain the driver/passenger if they are thrown against the door.

    - Vehicle does not meet the bumper height requirements outlined in section 316.251, Florida Statutes.

    - Vehicle is a low speed vehicle.

    - No valid license plate, decal, registration or proof of insurance.

    - Tires that are bald, excessively warn or cord showing.

    - Vehicle air conditioning inoperable & windows inoperable to allow for fresh air during testing.

    - Any reasonable circumstance making the vehicle unfit for test i.e. cleanliness, disrepair, etc.

  10. Proof of residential address requires two of the following reflecting your name and address: deed, mortgage statement, lease agreement,voter registration, vehicle registration, W2 form, 1099 form, or a homeowners, automobile, or life insurance policy. For a complete list of items,click Proof of Residential Address.
  11. If the documentation submitted reflects any name change, an original or certified copy of your Marriage License, more than one marriage license, divorce decree or court order document may be required to show the chain of name changes. Photocopies cannot be accepted. Marriage license must be from a governmental agency. Church issued licenses cannot be accepted.
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Transfer a Valid Out of State License to Florida

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

The following is required to transfer a valid out of state license to a Florida Driver License:

If the out-of-state license is expired, suspended or revoked, a written and/or road test may be required.

To obtain a personalized list detailing your required documents, visit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at:floridadmvbooklet.com before you make the trip to our office.

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Motorcycle Driver License Information

Special licensing is required for drivers of motorcycles, which will appear as an endorsement on the face of their Florida Driver License; or as a restricted "Motorcycle Only" Florida Driver License.

Florida law requires all motorcycle drivers to complete Motorcycle Safety Education Course from a licensed motorcycle driving school. The course consists of written and driving tests. For a list of approved Motorcycle Safety Education Course providers near you call 1-850-488-3286, or visit the state's website at http://motorcycles.hsmv.state.fl.us/sponsorsearch.cfm. The cost for the course varies by location and course provider.

Upon completion of the Motorcycle Safety Education Course, the state approved provider will issue a Course Completion Certificate. The Course Completion Certificate must be submitted to our office to obtain a new Driver License with a Motorcycle Endorsement.

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Renew a Florida Driver License

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

Driver License renewal forms are mailed directly from the Florida Division of Driver Licenses in Tallahassee .

The renewal form will indicate whether you may renew by mail, or if you must renew in person.

  • At this time, State Policy does not permit Tax Collectors to renew Driver Licenses by mail. You may mail your renewal card and check to the Division's Tallahassee address provided on the renewal card, OR you may renew over the Internet at the web address provided on the renewal card, or through www.flhsmv.gov
  • Further information regarding renewal by mail may be obtained from the Florida Division of Driver Licenses. Contact Customer Service at (850) 617-2000, Monday thru Friday.
  • If required, you may renew in person at our office. Florida law requires an additional $6.25 service charge for renewal at any Tax Collector Office.
The following documentation is required to renew your driver license:

To obtain a personalized list detailing your required documents, visit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: floridadmvbooklet.com before you make the trip to our office.

Our following offices provide Driver License services:

  • West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Room 120, New Port Richey, FL 34654 
  • New Port Richey, Tax Collector Building, 4720 U.S. Highway 19, Gulf Harbors.
  • Dade City, East Pasco Government Center, Room 100, 14236 6th Street.
  • Land O' Lakes, Central Pasco Government Center, 4111 Land O'Lakes Boulevard (U.S. Highway 41).
  • Wesley Chapel, Compark 75, 4610 Pet Lane, C 101, Lutz, FL 33559

Driver License written or vehicle test must begin no later than one hour before office closing time. No appointment is necessary.

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Renew a Florida Identification Card

Renew your Florida Identification Card:

The Florida Division of Driver Licenses does not mail renewal notices for Identification Cards. Identification Cards can be renewed over Internet at www.flhsmv.gov or at our office. Identification Cards cannot be renewed by mail. The expiration date will be found on the card.

The following documentation is required to renew your Florida Identification Card:

To obtain a personalized list detailing your required documents, visit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: www.floridadmvbooklet.com before you make the trip to our office.

Effective November 1, 2009, a Florida Driver License and Florida Identification Card may no longer be issued to the same person.

Florida Identification Cards may be renewed at our following offices:

    • West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Room 120, New Port Richey, FL 34654 
    • New Port Richey, Tax Collector Building, 4720 U.S. Highway 19, Gulf Harbors.
    • Dade City, East Pasco Government Center, Room 100, 14236 6th Street.
    • Land O' Lakes, Central Pasco Government Center, 4111 Land O'Lakes Boulevard (U.S. Highway 41).
    • Wesley Chapel, Compark 75, 4610 Pet Lane, C 101, Lutz, FL 33559

For a list of Driver License and Identification Card fees visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: www.flhsmv.gov.

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Lost or Stolen Card Replacement Information

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

If your Florida Driver License or Identification Card has been lost or stolen, you may obtain a replacement at our office .

The following documentation is required:

For a list of Driver License and Identification Card fees visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: www.flhsmv.gov.

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Suspended, Revoked, or Cancelled License Information

If your Florida Driver License is currently suspended, revoked or cancelled; or you have received correspondence from the Florida Division of Driver Licenses; or to obtain information regarding your driver license history:

You may request this information in person at our office. Personal Identification is required. OR

You may request this information by telephone from the Florida Division of Driver Licenses. Contact Customer Service at (850) 617-2000, Monday thru Friday.

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Address Change Information

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

A replacement Florida Driver License or Identification Card with a new address and photo may be obtained at our office.

The following documentation is required:

You may complete and mail a Division of Driver License Mail-In Address Change Form to Tallahassee with the required fee for a Driver License or an Identification Card. Either a new license or decal reflecting your new address will be provided

For a list of Driver License and Identification Card fees visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: www.flhsmv.gov.

Effective November 1, 2009, a Florida Driver License and Florida Identification Card may no longer be issued to the same person.

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Name Change Information

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

A name change requires the issuance of a new Driver License or Identification Card.

A replacement with new name and photo may be obtained at our office.

The following documentation is required:

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DMV Driver License and ID Card Fees Information

 ATTENTION: No Driver License Services are offered after 11:30am on Saturdays.

Florida law requires an additional $6.25 service charge for Driver License transactions processed at any Tax Collector office.

For a list of fees visit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: www.flhsmv.gov.

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Additional Information

Florida Driver Licenses are issued for either a 4, 6 or 8 year period, depending on driving record, age and endorsements.

Florida Identification Cards are issued for a 4 year period for applicants 5 through 14 years of age. Identification Cards for applicants 15 years of age and older will be valid for 8 years.

Our office does not administer Commercial Motor Vehicle Skill Tests. These tests are provided at specific State of Florida or state contracted CDL testing sites. NOTE: CDL Customers are solely responsible for choosing a State Approved vendor. A listing of sites that administer CDL testing is available at http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/cdlsites.html.


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