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Application for a Driver’s License in Florida

 

General Information

The Division of Driver Licenses, Bureau of Field Operations, has driver license offices located throughout the state. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are provided at all full service offices. Check our Driver License Office Directory for addresses, telephone numbers, days and operating hours. Appointments are recommended.

The following tests are given at the driver license offices and may or may not be required for the license or identification card you are seeking. The testing chart located in this information will help you determine the test(s) you will be required to complete.

Hearing - Drivers applying for a license who are deaf, or cannot hear conversation spoken in a normal tone of voice, are restricted to driving with an outside rearview mirror which should be mounted on the left side of the vehicle, or wearing of a hearing aid.

Vision - Vision testing, using an eye machine located on the counter, is conducted in all driver license offices. Visual acuity readings worse than 20/40 are referred to an eye specialist. Color blindness will not cause any special condition for licensing.

Road Signs - consists of 20 questions regarding road signs, with multiple choice answers.

Road Rules - consists of 20 questions regarding traffic laws and safety, with multiple choice answers.

Driving Test - You must provide a vehicle for the driving test. The vehicle must have a valid tag, proof of insurance, and pass a vehicle inspection. During the driving test, the examiner will observe your ability to control the vehicle and how well you obey traffic laws.

Driver license handbooks, motorcycle handbooks and commercial driver license handbooks are available for your use from your local driver license offices. There is no charge for the handbooks and may be returned for re-use. These handbooks can be viewed online.

Note: Customers applying for a commercial driver license should consider that the commercial driver license is a professional license with more testing requirements than other licenses. If you wish to apply for a commercial driver license, please obtain a study manual before testing.

 

What Type of License Do You Need and What are the Exam Requirements for each?

Commercial Driver Licenses

Class A: Commercial motor vehicles - trucks or truck combinations weighing with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided towed vehicle is more than 10,000 lbs.

 

Class A Exam Requirements - Minimum age 18.

·         General Knowledge test

·         Combinations vehicle test

·         Air Brakes

·         Applicable Endorsement Exams

·         Vision - 20/40 in each eye

·         Hearing - must hear a whisper

·         Pre-Trip

·         Basic Skills

·         Driving

Note: Drivers under 21 years of age will be restricted to Intrastate operation only.

 

Class B: Commercial motor vehicles - straight trucks weighing 26,001 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or more.

 

Class B Exam Requirements

·         General Knowledge test

·         Air Brakes if applicable

·         Vision - 20/40 in each eye

·         Hearing - must hear a whisper

·         Pre-Trip (not required for Class C)

·         Basic Skills (not required for Class C)

·         Driving

Note: Drivers under 21 years of age will be restricted to Intrastate operation only.

 

Class C: Vehicles transporting placardable amounts of hazardous materials, or vehicles designed to transport more than 15 persons including the driver with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs.

 

Class C Exam Requirements

·         General Knowledge test

·         Air Brakes if applicable

·         Vision - 20/40 in each eye

·         Hearing - must hear a whisper

·         Pre-Trip (not required for Class C)

·         Basic Skills (not required for Class C)

·         Driving

Note: Drivers under 21 years of age will be restricted to Intrastate operation only.

 

Non-Commercial Driver Licenses

Class E: Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles and two or three wheel motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters. (see below). Farmers and drivers of authorized emergency vehicles who are exempt from obtaining a commercial driver license must obtain a Class E license.

 

Class E Exam Requirements - Minimum Age 16

·         Road Rules

·         Road Signs

·         Driving

·         Vision

·         Hearing

Note: 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.

 

Teens issued a traffic citation can elect to attend a traffic driving school to avoid a conviction.

Learner's Restricted: Any of the vehicles listed under Class E being driven by a person 15 years of age, or persons learning to drive.

 

Class E Learner's Restricted Exam - Minimum Age 15

·         Road Rules exam

·         Road Signs exam

·         Vision exam

·         Hearing exam

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 (Class E) operator's 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.

 

Teens issued a traffic citation can elect to attend a traffic driving school to avoid a conviction.

 

What do I need to bring to obtain a Florida Driver License or Identification Card?

Under Age 18

·         United States Citizen proof of identity.

·         Non-United States Citizen proof of identity.

·         Proof of Social Security number, if issued Chapter 322, Florida Statutes, requires the Department to collect social security numbers for the issuance of driver license and identification cards.

·         Proof of residential address

·         Proof of completion of a Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education Course or license from another state, country, or jurisdiction.

·         Parental Consent Form - must be notarized or signed in the presence of a driver license examiner.

 

Age 18 or Older

·         United States Citizen proof of identity.

·         Non-United States Citizen proof of identity.

·         Proof of Social Security number, if issued Chapter 322, Florida Statutes, requires the Department to collect social security numbers for the issuance of driver license and identification cards.

·         Proof of residential address

·         Proof of completion of a Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education Course or license from another state, country, or jurisdiction.

 

New Resident

·         United States Citizen requirements.

·         Non-United States Citizen requirements.

·         Other pertinent information regarding vehicle registration, tags, and titles.

 

Lost or Stolen Licenses/Identification Cards

United States Citizen proof of identity and requirements, or apply online

Non-United States Citizen proof of identity and requirements.

For current fees, view the fee schedule

 

Replacement Licenses

Florida law requires residents, within 10 days of changing their name or address, to obtain a replacement license. The incorrect license must be surrendered to the Division.

United States Citizens: Address changes may be done by online or by mail. A sticker will be produced which is affixed to the back of the license.

For current fees, view the fee schedule

Non-United States Citizen requirements.

 

Florida Identification Card

United States Citizen proof of identity and requirements proof of identity and requirements.

Non-United States Citizen proof of identity and requirements proof of identity and requirements.

Proof of Social Security number if issue Chapter 322, Florida Statutes, requires the Department to collect social security numbers for the issuance of driver license and identification cards.

Proof of residential address

Any person who is 5 years of age or older, or any person who has a disability, regardless of age, who applies for a disabled parking permit under s. 320.0848, may be issued an identification card.

No test required.

For a list of our current fees, please view our fee schedule

For an original identification card, apply on-line or in person at a driver license office.

To renew an identification card, apply on-line or in person at a driver license office.

For a replacement identification card, apply on-line or in person at a driver license office.

For Change of Address, apply on-line, by mail, or in person at a driver license office.

Identification Cards Online

You may apply online using the GoRenew for the following Identification Card services:

Original ID card if you already have a license record on file.

 

Renewal ID Card.

Replacement ID Card if yours was lost/stolen/destroyed or if you need an address change.

 

Note: Giving false information on an application for a driver license or identification card is a third degree felony which may result in arrest, and includes a one-year suspension of the driving privilege. Proof of correct address may be required, for example, cancelled mail envelope received.

Source: DMV

 


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