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FL DMV offices in 201 E. Oak St.



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(863) 993-4861

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201 E. Oak St.

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Monday8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday8:00am - 4:30pm

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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Appointment in 201 E. Oak St.

A DMV office is always at your service, to complete your transactions or to help you solve doubts. You can visit one of our offices with, or without an appointment. The only difference will be the time you will need to spend in the office.

  • 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 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.



Offices Hours in 201 E. Oak St.

There is always a DMV office near you in 201 E. Oak St.. 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.

DMV officials are available 24/7 to help you solve your doubts and assist you in any query. For those people who are not available to visit us within these hours, do not hesitate to contact the DMV online or by phone.



FL DMV 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:

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

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. Please note that 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).

If you need 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 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.

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

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 the Learners License, the interested person must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After complying with this,it is necessary 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 documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination, if it is successful, the last step will be paying the fee to access the knowledge test.

Necessary Documents to apply for a 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 your first Learners License, the driver will have 1 year to obtain an intermediate or full privilege license. If this is not accomplished and the license expires, the driver must renew the learners license again.

Intermediate Driver License

The Graduated Driver License laws (GDL), establishes this as the second step: the driver must obtain the Intermediate Driver's License before the Learners license expires. In this second stage, the driver can use the vehicle with non supervision, but there are still some restrictions to follow up until the driver turns 18 years of age.

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 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.

Restrictions of the Intermediate License:

  • You will be allowed to drive between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m without supervision . This rule will apply until you turn 17 years of age.
  • You will be allowed to drive between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m without supervision. This rule will apply until you turn 18 years of age.
  • You will not be allowed to drive outside these periods of time, unless you are supervised by an adult of 21 years old or older.

Full privilege Driver's License (Adult +18)

If you are over 18 years old, and have never held a Driver's license, you can apply for a Full privilege License without working the steps mentioned before. However, if you prefer to have supervised driving for a period of time, you are allowed to get your full license starting from a learners step.

To apply for the Full-Privilege License, the individual must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After this, it is necessary 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, and a Knowledge and driving test. If it is successful, the last step will be paying the fee (if apply), take the Picture for the new license and surrender any other kind of license he or she owns.

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.

Holders of a License from another State in the US.

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 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.

Outside of the United States License.

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 be able to apply for the Florida driver’s license, the driver must schedule an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), once there, the officer will request all the documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination, and if necessary, must also take the Knowledge and Driving test. If everything is successful, the last step will be to pay the fee, take a Picture, and surrender the license the driver owns. (If required).



Change your address

Every change of address must be notified to the Florida DMV as soon as possible to be registered on the system and changed on the drivers license. There is a limit of 30 days to communicate this to the DMV after moving.

There are different options to comply with this:

  • You can do it Online: Access to the site GoRenew.com and sign up. There is a fee of 2$ to complete the process. Bear in mind that this process accepts all credit cards.
  • By mail: you will find all of the information at www.gorenew.com.
  • Visiting a DMV office near you: Localize the closest office near you and bring the documentation personally.

What documentation do you need?

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


Florida Bill of Sale

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.

When buying or selling a car, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) highly recommends that the owner and the new buyer protect themselves by filling up the Bill of Sale Document. Even though this paper is not legally required, and in any case it replaces the Title transfer, it is a very good choice to fill up the Bill of Sale to protect both parts of the transaction: The Buyer and the Seller.

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

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.

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 purchase is completed, you must notify the tax collector’s office (DMV Office), to inform them about the sale. Once the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is informed, they will proceed to cancel the registration of the vehicle under your name and keep the vehicle on hold until the buyer’s notification arrives. Once the new notification is received, they will register the vehicle under the buyers name.

Benefits for the Buyer of the Vehicle

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, you should notify the new acquisition to the tax collector’s office. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will receive your notification and proceed to cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and register the vehicle under your name. Please keep in mind that you will have to pay a sales tax payment. After purchasing the vehicle, you will have only 30 days to register the vehicle under your name. After this period of time, you will be punished with 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.

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

Renewing your license online is the most easy, fast and convenient way to do it. There is an exception applied to the Commercial Drivers License that does not allow its renovation online. This service is only available for American citizens or permanent US residents. If you choose this option, please bear in mind that you will not be allowed to use it if the last renewal was made online, by mail or by 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.

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

Renewal for special situations

Older and Senior Drivers - Requirements

If you are 80 years old, or older, the DMV will issue a Driver's license for you with a validity of 6 years. Depending on the specific situation of the driver, some kinds of tests will be mandatory, but for now, to be able to renew this license, you will only be required to pass a vision examination. 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 201 E. Oak 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.

The last couple of years, there has been a depreciation of some of the DMV offices outside Miami, Broward and Volusia. For this reason there has been a restructuring of the office's location across the State.

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





FL DMV offices in Arcadia, Florida

115 E. Oak Street


Arcadia Clerk of the Court


34265


(863) 993-4876

350 East Marion Ave.


Punta Gorda Clerk of the Court Office


33951


(941) 637-2121

18500 Murdock Circle


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33948


(941) 743-1350

410 Taylor Street


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33980


(941) 743-1350

417 W. Main Street


Wauchula Clerk of the Court Office


33873


(863) 773-4174

110 W. Oak St., Site 102


Drive License & Motor Vehicle Services


33873


(863) 773-6365

4970 City Hall Blvd


Driver License & Vehicle Services


34286


(941) 861-8300

11 N. Pine Ave., Creel Building


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33852


(863) 402-6685




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