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FL DMV offices in 501 W. Adams St.



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(904) 255-2300

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501 W. Adams St.

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Hours
Daily Hours:

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

Holidays
Closed all state and federal holidays.



DMV Appointment in 501 W. Adams 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.

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.



Offices Hours in 501 W. Adams St.

There is always a DMV office near you. In general, the offices 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. Please keep in mind that the opening hours can vary from a County to another one.

The DMV usually closes its doors during the weekends, however there are some exemptions when some of the DMV offices offer limited services these days.

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.



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, 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.

If you have taken the exam in an external Driver’s license provider, there will be no need to bring any documentation to the FLHSMV, please note that the exam results will be loaded in the system and available at all the FLHSMV’s offices (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles).

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 501 W. Adams 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

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.

Required 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.

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.

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 be able to apply for the Intermediate License, the individual must complete a full year of holding the Learners license with no traffic violations. It is necessary to achieve 50 hours of driving practise, 10 of which must be during dark hours. After complying with this, the driver will Schedule an appointment to the Service Center of the DHMSV, once there, the officer will request all the necessary documentation. The driver will have to pass a Driving exam, and if it is successful, he or she will have to give up the 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.

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 be able to apply for the Full-Privilege License, the driver must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After this step, an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV) will be scheduled, where the officer will require all the drivers documentation. Successfully pass a vision and hearing examination, and a Knowledge and driving test. After complying with these steps, a fee will have to be paid (if apply), and after taking the Picture for the new license the process will be finished.

Required Documents 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.

Transferring 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 you comply with all the requirements mentioned above, you will obtain a Full Privilege Florida Drivers License. This License will be valid for 8 years, and it will expire the day of your 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 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 your address

If you have changed your address, you must notify the Florida DMV as soon as possible to be registered on the system and changed on the drivers license. You will have a limit of 30 days to communicate this to the DMV after moving.

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.

Required Documentation

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


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. It protects the Seller and the Buyer during a certain period of time. This paper works as a proof of the transaction made and the change 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 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.

What are the Benefits for the Seller part?

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, the seller must notify the tax collector’s office (DMV Office), to inform them about the sale. After this, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will proceed to cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and keep the vehicle on hold until the buyer’s notification arrives. Once everything is completed, they will 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.

When the transaction has been completed, the Buyer should notify the purchase to the tax collector’s office. After this, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will cancel the registration of the vehicle under the Seller’s name and register the vehicle under the new owner’s name. Bear in mind that in this stage of the purchase it will be required to pay the sales tax. If the Vehicle Registration, under the new owner, takes more than 30 days after the sale, it will be a penalty fee due to the late transfer.



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

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

Renewal Personally

In most of the cases this is the chosen option. All the driver needs to do is to schedule an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) service’s center and bring all the necessary 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

Special renovations

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 501 W. Adams St.

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

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.





FL DMV offices in Jacksonville, Florida

910 W 44th St.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services - Gateway Branch


32208


(904) 630-1916

9550 Regency Square Blvd


Bureau of Dealer Services


32218


(904) 365-2681

10035 San Jose Blvd.


Driver License & Vehicle Services - Mandarin Branch


32257


(904) 630-1916

12220 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 102


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32225


(904) 630-1916

1518 Park Ave.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32073


(904) 284-6320

1505 Atlantic Blvd.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services - Beaches Branch


32266


(904) 630-1916

725 Flora Branch Blvd.


Driver License & Vehicle Services


32259


(904) 209-2250

3245 Bear Run Blvd.


Motor Vehicle & Driver License Services


32065


(904) 284-6320




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