Check-Up for your Florida Driver's License
Am I Suspended? What's Suspending Me?Visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles location (DMV) and ask for a printout of your Suspensions or go to the DMV's Website at https://services.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/ and enter in your Driver's License Number for a list of the Suspensions.
If you're license shows that it is valid, you are currently good to go!
Outstanding Tickets SuspensionsYou will need to pay the outstanding tickets and a $60.00 reinstatement fee.
Contact the county court(s) and arrange to make payment. You will have to check with the court(s) for the amount owed. (Ask them if they will "Withhold Adjudication" on your tickets or for a "Clerk's Withhold." They may say no, but it never hurts to ask.)
If the court does not collect the reinstatement fee, you can either take the D-6 clearance form from the court and a check for $60.00 to your local DMV office.
Already paid the tickets? The court has not notified the DMV that you have handled that matter. Please provide the DMV with court documentation to update your record and remove the suspension. Acceptable documentation includes:
1) A D-6 clearance form with stamped court seal (provided at the time of payment)
2) A letter from the court stating the ticket number, date of payment and having a stamped court seal
Insurance SuspensionsTake proof of insurance to your closest DMV Office or call (850) 617-2000 and use the automated system to update your insurance. If you no longer own the vehicle, surrender the Florida tags and registration immediately upon canceling the Florida insurance.
Child Support SuspensionsYou will need to obtain an affidavit from the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement (1-800-622-5437) and pay a $60.00 reinstatement fee to clear each suspension of this type (for example, 2 support suspensions = $60.00 x 2). Take the affidavit to the DMV; It must be dated within 30 days of reinstatement and state:
1) You have paid the delinquency or You have reached a written agreement for payment; or
2) A court has entered an order granting relief and ordering the reinstatement of the license and motor vehicle registration; or
3) You have complied with the subpoena, order to appear, order to show cause, or similar order, order to appear for genetic testing.
Don't Have A License?Applicants for a first time original Florida driver license must provide two forms of identification, proof of date of birth, proof of residential address, and proof of social security number. Non US Citizens must present proof of legal presence. All applicants must show proof that they have completed a traffic law and substance abuse education course and will be required to pass vision and hearing tests, road rules and road sign tests, plus a driving test. Out of State/Non Residents will need to contact the DMV for specific information on obtaining a FL Driver's License.