1 184 Florida The 2018 MVR Access and Decoder Digest Florida Administration Important Telephone and Web Contacts Terry L. Rhodes, Executive Director Driver/Vehicle/Vessel Records .. 850-617-2000. Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles SR-22 and Financial Responsibility .. 850-617-2000. Clayton Boyd Walden, Director Motor Carrier Services .. 850-617-2909. Division of Motorist Services State Department of Insurance .. 850-413-3140. Highway 850-617-2301. B-443 Neil Kirkman Building For other numbers see: Tallahassee 32399, 850-617-3100. Title XXIII Motor Vehicle Statutes at: Driver's License Format, Issuance, and Renewal License Classes, Restrictions and Endorsements Appear Later in This Chapter License Format residents renewing or obtaining a new driver license or identification One letter followed by twelve numbers.
2 The letter corresponds to the card. For office visits, one must bring original documents that prove first letter of the last name, and the numbers reflect a code representing identity, Social Security Number and residential address. For the name, date of birth, and sex. The HSMV has indicated that this requirements for proof of identity see code is classified, and not released to the public. Florida documents are Age Requirements compliant with the REAL ID Act. The minimum age is 16 and 15 for a Learner's License. To earn a Document Appearance regular Class E license, drivers under the age of 18 must have Florida began implementing a new credential in a phase approach parent/guardian signature, hold Learner's Permit for 12 months, August 2017.
3 Previously issued Florida driver licenses and complete a Traffic Law & Substance Education Course or high school identification cards remain valid until their expiration dates. driver's education, not incur any moving traffic convictions, and be New 2017 Format certified by a parent or guardian to have at least 50 hours of behind-the- Security Characteristics: The technology includes a 2-D barcode, wheel training, 10 of which must be at night. A Learner's License (Class magnetic stripe, digitized portrait image, signature, and various E-Learner) is issued at age 15 with these requirements: may operate security features such as ghost image, UV image and text, and vehicle only between 6 AM and 7 PM (after 3 months may drive until overlapping data.)
4 10 PM); licensed driver 21 or older must accompany and sit in closest Position of Photo: Left side. seat to the right of the driver; Class E-Learner does not permit operation Minor Age Driver Locator: UNDER 21 UNTIL xx-xx-xx in red of a motorcycle if under the age of 16. 16 year-olds cannot drive from bar and yellow font on right side of photo underneath END. License 11 PM to 6 AM unless accompanied by a licensed driver 21 or older, or and ID cards are vertical with text at the top and a vertical driving to or from work; 17 year olds cannot drive from 1 AM to 5 AM. CDL Indicator: CDL in blue font at top of license. unless accompanied by licensed driver 21 or older, or driving to or from Pre August 2017 Format work.
5 These licenses and ID cards, issued since June 16, 2004, are laminated Sine July 1, 2008, anyone under 16 who operates an off-highway with a digital photo. Previously issued Florida driver licenses and vehicle on public land must complete an approved safety course and identification cards remain valid until their expiration dates. have the certificate in their possession while riding. Also, all Security Characteristics: The technology includes a 2-D barcode, motorcyclists must pass a basic rider course before receiving a magnetic stripe, digitized portrait image, signature, and various motorcycle endorsement. security features such as ghost image, UV image and text, and Residency overlapping data.
6 Florida 's image is depicted with a beach scene and Drivers must surrender an out-of-state license and secure a Florida the state seal. license within thirty days of establishing residency, enrolling children in Position of Photo: Left side. school, registering to vote, filing for homestead exemption, or obtaining Minor Age Driver Locator: UNDER 21 until xx-xx-xx in red bar employment (including part-time employment). There is also a thirty on left side of photo. License and ID cards are vertical with text at day timeframe to notify the DHSMV on a change of address. the top and a vertical photo. The cardholder's 21st birthday is Renewal indicated in the photo image area.
7 A clear license can be renewed for 8 years for persons 79 years of age CDL Indicator: Blue bar at top of license - CDL designation under and younger, and for 6 years for persons 80 years of age and older, color bar at top. except non-immigrants. The driver keeps the same number when Pre 2004 Format renewing. Military personnel and their dependents serving outside the Security Characteristics: The license is a digitized photo card. The state are granted an automatic extension without renewal if their driver state map appears under the photo on the right side. license status is valid. The extension is valid for 90 days after their Position of Photo: Left side.
8 Return to Florida or separation from the military. Minor Age Driver Locator: UNDER 21 until xx-xx-xx across the Renewal and address changes can be made online at face of license. by all except non-immigrants. Individuals may CDL Indicator: CDL class designation on left side of photo. renew a DL one time by a convenience method (Web or mail). Registered Sex Offender Indicator: Yes However, the next renewal must be made in a driver license office. Commercial driver licenses and licenses expired over one year cannot Issuance Since January 1, 2010, Florida has documentation requirements for be renewed online or by mail. The 2018 MVR Access and Decoder Digest Florida 185.
9 Elderly-Related Restrictions pass a vision test before renewing their driver license. The test may be Drivers who are 79 years of age and under are issued eight-year licenses administered at the driver license office or completed by a licensed while drivers 80 years of age and older continue to receive six-year health care practitioner, such as a medical doctor, osteopath or licenses. Since January 1, 2004, all drivers 80 years of age or older must optometrist and submitted to the Department. Vehicle Insurance, Title, and Registration Facts Registration Renewal original owner. Renewal on vehicles, manufactured homes, mobile homes, parking Note: Florida Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Titling Law requires OHV.
10 Permits, motorcycles or vessels, and address changes can be made owners to apply for a Certificate of Title and obtain an OHV decal to be online at Drivers have the option of renewing for affixed on his/her OHV for use on OHV trails. one year or two years. The Department must have a record of vehicle Insurance and Financial Responsibility insurance on file in order to use the online renewal system. The Florida No-Fault law was re-enacted on January 1, 2008; the New Residents minimum mandatory requirements are $10,000 each of personal injury New residents must register vehicles within thirty days of obtaining protection (PIP) and property damage liability (PDL) coverage.