Newcomer Information

You must visit an office with these documents: if you are applying for your first driver license or identification card when your current credential expires and you have already used the one-time "convenience" renewal option if you have changed your name since your last renewal (eg: by marriage or divorce). If none of these apply then you can renew your license online, or by mail.

A new resident exchanging a valid out-of-state license for a Florida license will be required to pass the vision and hearing tests only. If you are under 18 and are not married, your license application must be signed by one parent or legal guardian. Step-parents may not sign for you unless they have legally adopted you.

Note: Teens applying for their full operator's (Class E) license will be required to:

  • hold learner's license for 12 months
  • not incur any traffic convictions
  • be certified by parent or guardian to have at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training, at least 10 of which must be at night.

Additional information is available at www.flhsmv.gov