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FL DMV offices in 116 E. Main St.



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(863) 402-6685

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116 E. Main St.

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Hours

DRIVER LICENSE services end at 4:30 p.m. MOTOR VEHICLE services (registration & title) offered 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.

  • You can visit us without making an appointment.
  • You can make an appointment Online by our Online Appointment Service and Information System (OASIS). This is the correct option if you want to save time and avoid long lines.
  • You can schedule your appointment by phone. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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



DMV Offices Hours in 116 E. Main St.

There is always a DMV office near you. The opening hours can vary from a County to another one. In general, the offices in 116 E. Main St. open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. And then, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

On weekends, the DMV usually closes its doors, however there are some exemptions when some of the DMV offices offer limited services on weekends.

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, you will have to bring with you the following documentation:

  • Valid ID.
  • Social Security Number.
  • Proof of current address.
  • If 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 116 E. Main St.

In the Sunshine State, getting the driver's license is quite simple . All the driver must do is to complete a TLSAE course, pass a driving and theoretical exam, present the paperwork and the process will be finished.

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

Drivers License Class E

Learners license

The Class E - Learners License is issued for all of those Drivers between 15 and 18 years old. The Graduated Driver License law (GDL) establishes this license as the first step for the inexperienced drivers who are learning how to drive.

To apply for this Learners License, you must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After that, you will have to make an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where an officer will request you all the necessary documentation. You will have to pass a vision and hearing examination before taking the test, if everything is Ok, the last step required is to pay the fee to access the knowledge test.

What Documents do you need to apply to the Learners License?

  • Identification Card or Passport
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residential address
  • Parental consent for a driver application of a minor - If the interested person is under 18
  • Proof of Legal residence in the US for those drivers who are not American citizens.

Learners License restrictions:

  • ou must drive under the supervision of an adult of 21 years old, or older, in possession of a current driver's license.
  • During the first 3 months of the license, there is a restriction to drive at night. After this first period, it is permitted to drive during the night up to 10PM.

After obtaining the first Learners License, the driver will have 1 year to obtain an intermediate or full privilege license. If the Learners license expires, the driver must renew it and do the process all over again.

Intermediate (Teen) 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.

What Documents do you need to apply for the Intermediate License?

It is very important that the driver presents the form: Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor (HSMV 71142). This paper will be filled up by the parent/driving instructor in the presence of a Notary Public or officer from the Driver License Center.

Characteristics of the Intermediate License:

  • The minor is allowed to drive between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m with non supervision . This rule applies until he or she turns 17 years old.
  • Theminor is allowed to drive between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m with non supervision. This rule applies until he or she turns 18 years old.
  • The minor is not allowed to drive outside these time frames unless he or she is accompanied and supervised by an adult over 21 years.

Full privilege Driver's License (Adult +18)

If an Individual over 18 years old, never had a Drivers license, he or she can apply for a Full privilege License without going through the Learners and Intermediate Steps. Also, there is the chance for those people who need to have some supervised driving, to get their full license starting from the learners step. There is no age limitation in this case.

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.

Required Documents for a Full privilege License

  • ID or Passport
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residential address
  • If you are from outside the United States: Bring a Proof of your Legal residence in the US.

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

Holders of a License from another State in the US.

If you are older than 16 years old, and hold a Driver's license from outside the state of Florida, you can exchange it for a Florida one. The only requirement you will have to pass is a Vision and Hearing examination. Bear in mind that if your license is expired, you will have to pass the medical examinations, plus a Knowledge and a Driving test.

To apply for this Full-Privilege License in Florida, you will have to schedule an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where you will present all the required documentation to the officer of the DMV. After that you will have to go through a vision and a hearing examination. If you comply with all of these steps, you will have to pay a fee and take the picture for your new drivers license.

Once all the requirements above are finished, the driver will obtain a Full Privilege Florida Drivers License. This License has a validity for 8 years and it expires the day of the driver's birthday.

Holders of a License from another country outside the US.

If the driver is coming from another country, to be able to obtain the Florida Drivers license he or she will have to follow a similar process to the ones followed when applying for a new Driver's license. There are some exceptions if the driver comes from Canada or Germany, (in which case, the only requirement is to take a driving and Knowledge test), France, South Korea and Taiwan.

To apply for the Florida driver’s license, the driver has to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the required documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination. If required he or she will have to take the Knowledge and Driving test. After this, the last step will be to pay the fee, take the Picture for the new license and surrender the out of state license he or she owns (If required).



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?

  • Valid Identification
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of your new address.


Bill of Sale in 116 E. Main St.

Everyone is familiarized with the paperwork one must go through when purchasing a new vehicle, there are a lot of forms to comply. During the last couple of years there have been some incidents when selling/buying a vehicle. Fraud, theft or simply mistakes are around the corner, and have led people to lose more money and waste their time trying to fix things up.

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

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

What is the purpose of this paper?

The Bill of Sale is beneficial for both parts, as it protects the Seller and the Buyer. This paper serves as a proof of the transaction made and the transfer of responsibilities form one part to the other one.

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 Vehicle details, the Certificate of title number, the current kilometer the vehicle has made, the personal information of both parts, the price of the vehicle and the current date.

Benefits for the Seller of the Vehicle

The Bill of Sale form protects you as the seller of the vehicle in any case, for example: if any infraction or new ticket arrives to you after you sold the vehicle, you will have no responsibility towards those infractions. This form works as proof of non responsibility over the sold 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.

What are the Benefits for the Buyer part?

The Bill of Sale also protects the buyer of the vehicle in case there is any infraction or ticket of the vehicle from the previous owner. It is a proof of non responsibility over the vehicle from the date of purchase backwards.

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.



Florida Drivers License Renewal

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.

There are some situations where the renewal will not be possible due to eligibility, traffic violations not solved in court, or cases of suspended, cancelled or revoked licenses. In this scenario, it is possible that the driver must comply with a new training and/or start over step by step to achieve 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 in Person

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.

Bear in mind that if you have not renewed your driver's license personally since January 1st, 2010, you will need to bring 1 form of primary ID, 2 proofs of your current address and your social security number. Once you attend to your appointment, the officer will require all the paperwork, including your ID, proof of address and if you have changed your name, 2 different proofs of your new name.

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

Renewal for special situations

Older and Senior Drivers - Requirements

Drivers above 80 years old will hold a Driver's license with a validity of 6 years. To be able to renew this license, the driver will be required to pass a vision examination. Depending on the specific situation of the driver, other kinds of tests may also be mandatory. Before scheduling an appointment for the renewal, please contact the FLHSMV for further information.

Military personnel - Requirements

All Military personnel can apply for the renewal of their driver's license up to 18 months before its expiration date. Before completing the online application for the renewal, please contact the FLHSMV for more information.

In a force majeure situation it is impossible for the soldier to renew their license, there are other types of extensions that may apply under certain circumstances. The DMV will allow the License’s validity to be extended for 90 days after its expiration date.

The state of Florida will allow some exemptions for those soldiers who are outside the State and cannot apply for the online renovation. This will be permitted until the soldier comes back to Florida to reside.



Offices in 116 E. Main St.

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

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

The DMV focused on centralizing the services in some places and merging the services with the tax collectors offices in other places where the demand was lower. Despite this, it is necessary to mention that the DMV offices have never lost their touch of quality and speed at the time to manage the citizens' formalities.





FL DMV offices in Avon Park, Florida

540 S. Commerce Ave.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33870


(863) 402-6685

110 W. Oak St., Site 102


Drive License & Motor Vehicle Services


33873


(863) 773-6365

417 W. Main Street


Wauchula Clerk of the Court Office


33873


(863) 773-4174

658 Highway 60 West


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33853


(863) 534-4700

11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33852


(863) 402-6685

430 E. Main St.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33830


(863) 534-4700

330 W. Church Street


Bartow Clerk of the Court Office


33831


(863) 534-4000

300 Ave. M NW


Motor Vehicle Services


33881


(863) 534-4700




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