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FL DMV offices in 800 E. Twiggs Street



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(813) 276-8100

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800 E. Twiggs Street

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

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Appointment in 800 E. Twiggs Street

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.

To make good use of your time, before making an appointment to the DMV, try to be fully informed about the necessary documentation and deadlines for the different types of procedure you need to achieve.



DMV Offices Hours in 800 E. Twiggs Street

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.

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



Practise Test

The practise Test must be successful to be able to get your driver's license. You will have 5 attempts to approve it, after that, if you are not successful, you will have to wait one year to reschedule your test and pay a fine of 20$.

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.

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).

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

Getting the driver's license in the Sunshine State is quite simple . All you must do is to complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course, pass the driving and theoretical exam, and present all the required paperwork.

There are different kinds of licences depending if you are young with no experience, or if you are a senior driver.

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.

Required 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.

Characteristics of the Learners License:

  • 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

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.

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.

Characteristics 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

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.

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

Out of the State of Florida Licenses.

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 the Full-Privilege License in Florida, the individual 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 it is successful, 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.

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.

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 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

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.

The options to comply with this are easy to follow and very accessible.

  • 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 in 800 E. Twiggs Street

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.



Bill of Sale

When selling or buying a vehicle, you must be familiarized with the paperwork you must go through when doing the transaction, there are a lot of forms you must complete correctly. This last couple of years left some evidence of the most common incidents when selling or buying a vehicle. There are a lot of intentional or unintentional mistakes that can lead you to fraud or theft. One simple mistake can lead you to lose money and waste your 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.

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. 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 800 E. Twiggs Street

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.

There are some exemptions, where the renewal will not be possible due to eligibility, unsolved traffic violations, or in the case where a license has been suspended, cancelled or revoked. In these different scenarios, it is possible that the DMV requests the driver 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

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.

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

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.

Requirements for Military personnel

All Military personnel can renew their driver's license up to 18 months before its expiration. In the case when a soldier is outside the State and the renewal cannot be done online, the State of Florida will allow some exemptions.

Under certain circumstances, the License’s validity will be extended for 90 days after its expiration date. Or untill the driver comes back to Florida to reside. Before filling your online application for the renewal, please contact the FLHSMV for more information.



Offices in 800 E. Twiggs Street

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.

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.

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 Tampa, Florida

2814 East Hillsborough Avenue,


Tampa Driver License Road Testing


33610


(813) 635-5200

4100 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Office


33614


(813) 635-5200

1701 North Westshore Blvd.


Motor Vehicle Services


33607


(813) 635-5200

5701 E. Hillsborough Ave.


Tampa Other Motor Vehicle Services Office


33610


(813) 612-7110

5701 E. Hillsborough Ave. Net Park, Suite 2228


Tampa - Other Motor Vehicle Services


33610


(813) 612-7110

3011 University Center Drive


Motor Vehicle & Driver License Office


33612


(813) 635-5200

3030 N Falkenburg Rd


Driver License & Vehicle Services


33619


(813) 635-5200

14250 49th Street North


Clearwater Clerk of the Court Office


33762


(727) 464-7000




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