Full Implementation of “Real ID” Begins:

The Federal REAL ID Act of 2005 sets new standards for the issuance of driver licenses and identification cards. This is a nationwide initiative effort to improve the integrity and security of State-issued driver licenses and identification cards that will be fully implemented in Florida starting January 1, 2010.

Florida is leading the nation in an effort to provide our residents with a more secure identification document.

Floridians looking to renew a driver license are allowed to do so by a convenience method (Internet or mail) up to one time. The one-time online convenience pertains only to renewals. Address changes and replacements are not limited and may be conducted online.

Following this convenience option, your next renewal must be in a driver license or tax collector office, at which time you will be asked to provide required documentation.

Florida residents must visit an office with specific documents:

  • If they are applying for a first driver license or identification card
  • When their current credential expires and they have already used the one-time “convenience” renewal option
  • If they legally change their name (eg: by marriage or divorce)

When visiting a Tax Collector’s office, you must bring original documents that prove your Identity, please visit below for new driver license requirements:

New Driver License Requirements

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistic records for birth certificates, marriage license & divorce decrees can be located at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

New Requirements for CDL Holders

This advisory is to inform you of the new Commercial Driver License (CDL) and Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) requirements effective July 8, 2015.

  • Requirement [383.25(6)(d)], Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)– Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP) must be held by all applicants before a CDL may be issued or upgraded.
  • Requirement [383.25(6)(e)], FMCSR – CLP’s must be held at least fourteen (14) days before the CDL skills test may be taken.
  • Requirement [383.71(1)(ix)], FMCSR – Applicants for a CLP must self-certify and if required provide a current Medical Examiner Certificate.
  • Requirement [384.212], FMCSR – CLP’s and CDL’s can only be issued by the state of domicile and should be issued within 30 days of establishing domicile.
  • The residential and mailing address from a CLP and CDL holder must be a Florida address as defined in LR 01 – Address Requirements
  • All CDL holders that appear in a state or tax collector office to update their medical certification only and are self-certifying in an Intrastate category will be required to obtain a new license and have an Intrastate Only restriction “2” placed on their commercial driver license.
  • Federal Regulation 49 CFR 391 requires that all medical examinations for Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders on or after May 21, 2014, be conducted by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
  • CDL holders that self-certify in category A (Non-Excepted Interstate) or category C (Non-Excepted Intrastate) are required to maintain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate. In addition, the CDL holder will be required to be examined by a medical examiner listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners for any Medical Examiner’s Certificate that is issued on or after May 21, 2014. The driver will also be required to provide the new Medical Examiner’s Certificate that includes the National Registry Number.

SunPass Transponders Sold at Our Offices

There are two types of transponders available, SunPass Mini and SunPass Portable.

The SunPass Mini must be permanently applied to the inside of the vehicle windshield or it will not work. The Mini is not designed for use on motorcycles. The SunPass Portable works on all vehicles and can be moved from vehicle to vehicle.

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