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New Florida Residents

Information for New Florida Residents

New Florida residents must obtain a valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of establishing residency in order to legally drive in Florida.

Additionally, new Florida residents must also obtain auto insurance from a valid Florida insurance agent within 10 days of establishing residency in order to register and title your vehicle(s), vessel(s) and mobile home(s).

You are considered a Florida resident if you have:

  • Started employment in Florida.
  • Enrolled your child(ren) in a public school in Florida.
  • Registered to vote in Florida.
  • Filed for homestead tax exemption on property in Florida.
  • Lived in Florida for a period of more than six consecutive months.

Get Your Florida Driver’s License or ID

In Person

New Orange County, Florida residents must visit one of our six Orange County locations to obtain their Florida driver’s license or ID. To visit us in person, please schedule an appointment with SmartPass.

Exchanging Your Out-of-State License, Vision, Written & Road Tests

You must surrender your out-of-state driver’s license when obtaining your Florida driver’s license, unless it is lost or stolen.
You may receive your Florida driver’s license without taking a written or road test if you present a valid, reciprocal out-of-state driver’s license; however, all new Florida residents must take and pass the vision test.

What to Bring

Specific document requirements may vary depending on the individual.

Fees*

Class E Driver’s Licenses; Learner’s License State ID Commercial Driver’s License Additional Endorsements on License (motorcycle, hazmat, etc.)
$54.25 $31.25 $81.25 $7.00 each

*All fees are set by the State of Florida

Information for Minors

Learner’s & Intermediate Licenses

To obtain a Learner’s License, customers must be at least 15-years-old and have an accompanying driver at least 21-years-old occupying the front passenger seat while the licensee is operating the vehicle. Learner’s Licenses must be held for a period of one year or until the licensee’s 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

To obtain an Intermediate Driver’s License, customers must be at least 16-years-old and have held their Learner’s License for at least one year or until their 18th birthday with no traffic convictions and pass the Road Test