How to get your driver’s license, Florida driver’s permit, and California license in just three steps.
We’ve got it all covered in this tutorial, plus all the additional information you need to know before you begin.
But first, we’ll go over how to get the driver’s licenses in your state.
Florida Driver License – Driver’s license in Florida Florida’s driver license has many features, but there’s one that you won’t find in most states: a state identification number.
This number is used by the DMV in your name, so you have to prove that you are the same person who applied for your license.
When you apply for your driver license, you must provide your Social Security number and a letter from your spouse or partner who is a resident of Florida.
To find out which Florida state IDs you have, we recommend checking out the State IDs section of our guide.
Florida State IDs – The next step is to obtain your driver licenses.
If you’re already a Florida resident, you’ll need to renew your driver registration.
There are several ways you can do this, but we’ll walk you through the process.
If your driver records don’t have your Social Code, you can still apply for a new driver’s licence.
However, if your Social code is still valid and you’ve received your driver permit, you won.
To apply for the new license, follow these steps: Write a short, clear explanation of why you want the license, and why you need it.
Fill out the application form.
If a form has not yet been completed, you may need to call the DMV to obtain it.
Provide the new identification number and proof of residency.
Make sure you include the Social Code from your old driver’s record.
Once your form has been completed and the information has been validated, you will receive a renewal license.
You may also be able to renew the license for an additional fee.
If there are problems with your driver record, you might be able get your license renewed without needing to fill out a form.
To renew the driver license: Make sure your driver history has been verified by the driver licensing office.
Call the DMV at (800) 442-2422.
Give your name and Social Code.
Provide a photocopy of your license, along with your original application, which you can print and sign.
Provide proof of residence (a photocopy, passport, or photo ID).
If you need more information, you should call the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) at (850) 723-1134.
For more information about renewing a license, call the State of Florida’s Driver License Information Hotline at (866) 645-2263.
Florida License Renewal Fee – You can also renew your license by paying an annual renewal fee.
The annual renewal is the same as the renewal fee that applies to your current license.
Renewing the license is a $40 fee.
Once you’ve paid the fee, you need not go to the DMV again for your renewal license for at least five years.
You will need to provide your original form of ID and proof that you have been in Florida for at most one year.
The fee will be paid in full before the end of the five-year period.
You’ll also need to show that your original license was valid during the three-year validity period.
If renewing your license requires you to leave Florida, you’re required to do so within 30 days of the end date of your five-Year Period of Inactive Duty.
If the license has expired, you cannot renew the same license for a five- or seven-year term.
If both your licenses are expired, it is the driver of the vehicle that must provide proof of identification before the license can be renewed.
For details about how to renew a license and how to pay the fee visit our guide to renewing Florida licenses.
For additional information on renewing licenses, visit our FAQ section of this guide.