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FL DMV offices in 11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building



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(863) 402-6685

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11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building

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Hours & availability may change. Please call before visiting.

Hours

DRIVER LICENSE services end at 4:30 p.m. // MOTOR VEHICLE services (registration & title) available until 5 p.m.



Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

Holidays
Closed all federal and state holidays. Some offices are closed preceding and following a holiday; call to be sure. National holidays include: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Inauguration Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

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Appointments

There is always a DMV office near you at your service, to help you solve doubts or to issue a new license. If you need to visit one of our offices there are different options you can choose.

If you want to save time and avoid long lines, you can make an appointment Online by OASIS, our Online Appointment Service and Information System. This is the easiest option. You may also schedule your appointment by phone. This phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please bear in mind that before making an appointment to the DMV, it is necessary to be informed about the required documentation and deadlines for the different types of procedure you need to achieve.



Hours 11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building

There is always a DMV office near you in 11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building. The opening hours may vary from a County to another one. In general, the offices open on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. And Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The DMV usually closes its doors on weekends, however, there are some exemptions where the DMV offers limited services on weekends. If neither of these hours suits you, you may always contact the DMV online or by phone. Agents are available 24/7 to help you solve your doubts and assist you in your query.



Practise Test

To be able to get a driver's license, the driver must pass a Practice test. The driver will have 5 shots to approve it, after that, if it's not successful, there will be a waiting period of one year to reschedule the test.

To be able to apply for the test, the following documentation will be required:

  • ID Card or passport.
  • Proof Social Security Number.
  • Proof of current address.
  • For young people under 18 - Parental Consent Form – Minor Driver Applicant Form.

Please note that if you took the exam on a third party, the exam results will be loaded in the system and available at all the offices of the FLHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles). There will be no need to bring any documentation to the FLHSMV if the exam has been taken by an external Driver’s license provider.

For more information about the available Driver’s Licence educational centers, please enter here: https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/driver-license-exams/



License in 11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building

Getting the driver's license in the Sunshine State is quite simple . All you must do is to complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course, pass the driving and theoretical exam, and present all the required paperwork.

There are different kinds of licences depending if the driver is young with no experience, or if the driver has experience behind the wheel.

Class E - Learners license

Drivers between 15 and 18 years old must apply for their first driver's license called: class E - Learners license. Graduated Driver License laws (GDL) establish this first step for those inexperienced people who are starting to learn how to drive.

To be able to apply for the Learners License, the individual must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After complying with it, he or she will make an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will request all the necessary documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination, if everything is Ok, the last step required is to pay the fee to access the knowledge test.

Necessary Documents to apply for a Learners License

  • ID or Passport
  • Social Security Number
  • Document that Proof your Residential address
  • Parental consent for a driver application of a minor - If you are under 18
  • Proof of Legal residence in the US for all of those drivers who are not American citizens.

Characteristics of the Learners License:

  • The minor must drive under the supervision of a responsible adult over 21 years old with a valid driver's license.
  • There is a restriction to drive at night during the first 3 months of the license. After this time, it is permitted to drive up to 10PM.

If you hold the first Learners License, you will have 1 year to upgrade it and obtain an intermediate or full privilege license. If your Learners license expires, you will have to renew it and do the process all over again.

Intermediate Driver License

As established by the Graduated Driver License laws (GDL),this is the second step: you must obtain the Intermediate Driver's License before the expiration date of your Learners license. With this license you can use the vehicle with non supervision, but there are still some restrictions that apply until you turn 18 years old.

To apply for the Intermediate License, the interested person must complete a full year of holding the Learners license with no traffic violations. It is necessary to count with 50 hours of driving practise, 10 of which must be during night time. After complying with this,it is necessary to make an appointment to the Service Center of the DHMSV, where the officer will ask you to present all the necessary documentation. The driver will have to pass the Driving exam, and if it is successful, he or she must surrender his/her learners license in order to obtain the new one.

Required Documents for an Intermediate License

It is very important that you count with the form Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor (HSMV 71142). This paper needs to be filled up by your driving instructor in the presence of an officer from the Driver License Center or a Notary Public.

Characteristics of the Intermediate License:

  • The individual can drive between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m with no supervision until he or she turns 17 years old.
  • The individual can drive between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m with no supervision until he or she turns 18 years old.
  • The individual must drive under the supervision of an adult over 21 years old between the time periods not mentioned before.

Full privilege Driver's License (Adult +18)

If the driver is over 18 years old, and has never had a Drivers license, he or she can apply for a Full privilege License without going through the steps mentioned before. However, those people who prefer to have supervised driving at the beginning, are allowed to get their full license starting from the learners step.

To apply for this Full-Privilege License, you must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After this, you will have to schedule an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where you will present all of your papers to the officer. You will have to successfully pass a vision and a hearing examination, to access the Knowledge and driving test. If you comply with all of these steps, you will have to pay a fee (if apply) and take your Picture for your new drivers license.

What Documents do you need to apply for the Full privilege License?

  • ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Residential address
  • If you are not a US citizen: Proof of Legal residence in the US.

How to transfer your Driver's License to the Florida Driver’s License.

Out of the State of Florida Licenses.

If a Driver up to 16 years old, with a current valid Driver's license needs to transfer their out of state license to a Florida one, the only requirement will be to pass a Vision and Hearing examination. On the contrary, if the license is expired, the driver will be requested to pass these medical examinations, plus the Knowledge and the Driving exam.

To be able to apply for the Full-Privilege License in Florida, the driver has to schedule an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will request to present all the documentation. The driver will have to go through a vision and hearing examination. If everything is successful, the last step will be to pay the fee, take a Picture, and surrender the out of state license the driver owns.

Once the driver complies with all the requirements above, he or she will obtain a Full Privilege Florida Drivers License. This License will be valid for 8 years and it will expire on the driver's birthday.

Holders of a License from another country outside the US.

If you are coming from another country, the necessary steps to obtain your Florida Drivers license are similar to the ones you should follow when applying for a new Driver's license. Except if you are coming from Canada or Germany, (where you will only have to take a driving and Knowledge test), France, South Korea and Taiwan.

To apply for this Florida driver’s license, you must schedule an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), once you are there an officer will request all of your documentation. You will have to pass a vision and a hearing examination, and if apply, you will also take the Knowledge and the Driving test. If you comply with all of these steps, you will have to pay a fee and take your Picture for your new drivers license.



Change address

The State of Florida requires that every change of address is registered in the system and changed on the drivers license. After moving, there is a limit of 30 days to communicate this to the DMV.

There are different options to comply with this:

  • Change of address Online: Access the site GoRenew.com and sign up. Pay a fee of 2$ to complete the process. Please keep in mind that this process accepts all credit cards.
  • Change of address by mail: you will find all of the information at www.gorenew.com.
  • Change of address visiting a DMV office: Localize the nearest office and bring the documentation personally.

What documentation do you need?

You will have to bring a Valid Identification Card, a proof of your Social Security Number, and a proof of your new address. The officer will check all of your papers and advise you if you are missing something.



Bill of Sale

When selling or buying a vehicle, you must be familiarized with the paperwork you must go through when doing the transaction, there are a lot of forms you must complete correctly. This last couple of years left some evidence of the most common incidents when selling or buying a vehicle. There are a lot of intentional or unintentional mistakes that can lead you to fraud or theft. One simple mistake can lead you to lose money and waste your time trying to fix things up.

In Florida, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) highly recommend that, at the moment of buying or selling your vehicle, the owner and the buyer protect themselves by completing the Bill of Sale Document. This form is not legally required by the DMV officers, and in any case it is a replacement of the Title transfer, but this document works as a backup form. The Bill of Sale protects both parts of the transaction: The Buyer and the Seller.

The official name is “Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Off-Highway Vehicle or Vessel”, and it can be downloaded from the DHSMV website. This paper is a very good backup to avoid possible problems in the near future.

Purpose of the form

The Bill of Sale is beneficial for both of the parts. During a certain period of time it protects the Seller and the Buyer part. This form works as a proof of the transaction and the legal change of responsibilities from the seller to the buyer.

It is necessary that the actual owner of the vehicle is the first one to fill up this paper and sign it, before the buyer at the moment of the sale.

To complete the form correctly, the seller must include the following information:

  • The Vehicle details.
  • The Certificate of title number.
  • The current kilometer of the vehicle.
  • The personal information of both parts.
  • The vehicle`s price of sale and the current date.

What are the Benefits for the Seller part?

The Bill of Sale form protects the seller of the vehicle in any case where any infraction or new ticket arrives from the authorities and once the vehicle is driven by the new owner. It works as a proof of non responsibility over the vehicle.

Once the transaction has been completed, the seller should notify the tax collector’s office, to let them know about the sale. After this, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and wait for the buyer’s notification to register the vehicle under the new owner’s name.

Benefits for Buyers

The Bill of Sale also protects you as the buyer of the vehicle. After the purchase is completed and from that date forward. For example: if any infraction or old ticket of the vehicle arrives to you, but the date of those infractions are from the time you didn’t own the vehicle, the document will excuse you from the responsibility over those tickets. The Bill of Sale proves that the vehicle at that time was the responsibility of the previous owner.

Once the transaction has been completed, the Buyer should notify the new acquisition to the tax collector’s office. After this, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will cancel the registration of the vehicle for the Seller’s name and register the vehicle under the name of its new owner. Please bear in mind that a sales tax payment will be required at this time. The new owner will only have 30 days to register the vehicle under his/her name after the sale. After this time period there will be a penalty fee due to the late transfer.



Drivers License Renewal in 11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building

The Florida Drivers License will be valid for a period no longer than 8 years, and it will expire on the birthday of the driver. In this State it is allowed the renewal of the license up to 18 months before its expiration date.

You should observe some exemptions, when the renewal will not be possible, for example: in the case where a license has been suspended, cancelled or revoked; or due to eligibility, unsolved traffic violations. In all of these scenarios, it is possible that the DMV requests you to comply with a new training and/or to get a brand new license.

The are different ways to renew your license in Florida:

Renewal Online

With the exception of the Commercial Drivers License, the rest of licenses can be renewed online. This is the most convenient, easy and fastest way to renew the license only available for American citizens or permanent residents. The only restrictions to bear in mind at the time to choose this option is that it is not allowed to use this way if the last renewal was made online, by mail or over the phone.

Renewal Personally

This is the chosen option in most of the cases. All you need to do is to schedule an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) service’s center and bring your paperwork.

It is probable that you may have to pass a vision test (If applicable) and you`ll have to surrender your expired Driver’s license.

Once you attend your appointment, the officer will require all the paperwork, including your ID, proof of address and if you have changed your name, two different proofs of your new name. Bear in mind that if you have not renewed your driver's license in person since January 1st, 2010, you will need to bring one form of primary ID, two proofs of your current address and your social security number.

Real ID and the Driver’s License.

Starting from October 1st 2021, all the renewal of the drivers licenses in Florida will be issued complying with the Real ID standards. If you need to renew your license within this period of time, bear in mind that you will have to do the renovation in person. To avoid double paperwork and assure the renovation under the new security standards from the Real ID, ask the advice from a FLHSMV’s officer.

More info at https://www.realidinfo.net/en/fl-florida

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Requirements for Older and Senior Drivers

After the age of 80, the Drivers license will have a validity of 6 years. At the time to renew this license, the driver will be required to pass a vision examination, and other kinds of tests may also apply depending on the situation. Before making your appointment for the renewal, please contact the FLHSMV for more information.

Requirements for Military personnel

All Military personnel can renew their driver's license up to 18 months before its expiration. In the case when a soldier is outside the State and the renewal cannot be done online, the State of Florida will allow some exemptions.

Under certain circumstances, the License’s validity will be extended for 90 days after its expiration date. Or untill the driver comes back to Florida to reside. Before filling your online application for the renewal, please contact the FLHSMV for more information.



Offices in 11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building

The Department of Motorized Vehicles offers a wide range of possible communication channels to help and assist citizens across the State of Florida.

In the last couple of years, some of the DMV offices outside Miami, Broward and Volusia have suffered a depreciation of its services. For this reason a restructuring plan for the office's location across the State has been necessary.

They tried to centralize the services in some places and merge the services with the tax collectors offices in other places where the demand is lower. However, the offices of the DMV have never lost its quality and speed at the time to manage the citizens' formalities.





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