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FL DMV offices in 500 Avenue J, Room 101



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(863) 946-6035

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500 Avenue J, Room 101

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Hours


Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 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

The DMV office is always at your service, to help you solve doubts or to complete your transactions. 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 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.



Hours 500 Avenue J, Room 101

There is always a DMV office near you in 500 Avenue J, Room 101. 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, you must pass a Practice test. There will be 5 shots to approve it, after that, if you are 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:

  • 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.

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 500 Avenue J, Room 101

In Florida, the Sunshine State, it is quite simple to get your driver's license. All you have to do is complete a TLSAE course, pass a driving and theoretical exam, present your paperwork and that will be it!

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

  • ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Residential address
  • Parental consent for a driver application of a minor - If under 18
  • If you are not a US citizen: Proof of Legal residence in the US.

Learners License restrictions:

  • 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.

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 (Teen) 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 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 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.

Necessary Documents to apply for a 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 Florida Licenses.

If a Driver (older than 16 years old), with a current 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. But, if the license is expired, the driver will be requested to pass these medical examinations, plus a Knowledge and a 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 States Licenses.

If you are coming from another country, and need to obtain the Florida Drivers license, you will have to follow a similar process to the one followed for a new Driver's license. There are some exceptions if you are coming from Canada or Germany, (in which case you will only be required 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 in 500 Avenue J, Room 101

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:

  • 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.

Required Documentation

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.



Florida Bill of Sale

It is known that at the time to purchase a new vehicle, there is a lot of paperwork to go through. During the last few years there have been some incidents when selling/buying a car. There have been cases of fraud, theft or simply mistakes that have led people to lose extra money and waste their time.

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.

What is the purpose of this paper?

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.

At the moment of the sale, it is necessary that the current owner of the vehicle is the first one to complete this paper and sign it, before the buyer.

To correctly complete the form, the seller must include all the Vehicle details, the Certificate of title number, the current kilometer count of the vehicle, the personal information of both parts, the vehicle`s price 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.

Benefits for the Buyer of the Vehicle

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, 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.



Drivers License Renewal in 500 Avenue J, Room 101

In Florida the Drivers License will be valid for a period no longer than 8 years. The expiration date will be on the driver’s birthday. In Florida, it is allowed to renew this 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.

You may also have to pass a vision test (If applicable) and then, 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

Special renovations

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. The state of Florida will allow some exemptions for those soldiers who are outside the State and cannot apply for the online renovation. There are also 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. This will be permitted until the driver comes back to Florida to reside. Before completing the online application for the renewal, please contact the FLHSMV for more information.



Offices in 500 Avenue J, Room 101

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

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.





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