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DMV Appointment in 700 Florida Ave.

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.

The easiest option, to save time and avoid long lines, you can make an appointment Online by OASIS, our Online Appointment Service and Information System. You may also call us to schedule your appointment by phone. The phone service is available 24/7, our agents will be happy to assist you.

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 700 Florida Ave.

There is always a DMV office near you. The opening hours can vary from a County to another one. In general, the offices in 700 Florida Ave. 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.



FL DMV 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/



Florida 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.

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 this first driver's license called: class E - Learners License. The Graduated Driver License law (GDL) establishes this as the first step for those inexperienced drivers who are starting to learn 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.

What Documents do you need to apply to the 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 individual must drive under the supervision of an adult over 21 years old.
  • It is not allowed to drive at night during the first 3 months of the license. After this period, 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

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 mandatory that you present the form: Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor (HSMV 71142). This paper is really important, and it will be filled up by your parent or driving instructor in the presence of an officer from the Driver License Center.

Restrictions 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 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.

Required Documents for a Full privilege License

  • Identification Card or Passport
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residential address
  • If from outside the States: Proof of Legal residence in the US.

Transferring your Driver's License to the Florida Driver’s License.

Holders of a License from another State in the US.

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 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.

Outside of the United States License.

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 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.

Required Documentation

  • 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.

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.

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.

Purpose of the form

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 in 700 Florida Ave.

In Florida your Drivers License will be valid for a period no longer than 8 years. The expiration date will be on the day of your birthday. In Florida, it is allowed to renew your license up to 18 months before the 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 in Person

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

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

If you need to renew your license, keep in mind that you will have to do the renovation in person starting from October 1st 2021. From this day forward, all the renewal of the drivers licenses in Florida will be issued complying with the Real ID standards. To avoid double paperwork and assure the renovation is made under the new security standards from the Real ID. You may seek advice from a FLHSMV office.

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. 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.



DMV Offices in 700 Florida Ave.

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.

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 Lynn Haven, Florida

6030 County Rd. 2321


Panama City Bureau of Dealer Services


32404


(850) 767-3660

850 W. 11th St.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


32401


(850) 248-8501

300 E. 4th Street


Panama City Clerk of the Court Office


32402


(850) 763-9061

805 S. Tyndall Parkway


Callaway Driver License & Motor Vehicle Office


32404


(850) 248-8501

10520 Hutchison Blvd.


Driver License & Vehicle Services


32413


(850) 248-8501

1000 5th St., Rm. 148


Port St. Joe Clerk of the Court Office


32456


(850) 229-6113

151 N. 3rd Street


Wewahitchka Motor Vehicle Office


32465


(850) 639-2655

1293 Jackson Ave.


Chipley Clerk of the Court Office


32428


(850) 638-6289




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