About

Department Overview

At the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), we come into contact with nearly every Floridian as well as many visitors to our state.

People get a driver license to operate their vehicles or for photo identification purposes. They register and title their automobiles, mobile homes, and boats. They may receive assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol if they are involved in a crash or their vehicle breaks down along Florida’s highways. Often the Patrol will remind drivers to slow down and buckle up.

There is more to DHSMV than meets the eye. Our mission is to provide highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. Our department members around the state are dedicated to accomplishing this mission. You may be surprised by some of the duties we perform and the numerous on-line services now available.

Visit our home page at www.flhsmv.gov for more information on all that DHSMV can do for you.


Terry L. Rhodes, Executive Director
Diana Vaughn, Deputy Executive Director

Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director, Florida Highway Patrol
Robert Kynoch, Director, Division of Motorist Services
Steven Fielder, Director, Division of Administrative Services
Boyd Dickerson-Walden, Director, Information Systems Administration
Beth Frady, Communications Director
Larry Gowen, Chief Performance Officer
Julie Leftheris, Inspector General
Steve Hurm, General Counsel
Jennifer Langston, Legislative Affairs Administrator
Susan Carey, Chief Financial Officer

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Department Goals and Organization

Agency Goals
Organization Chart
Statement of Agency Organization and Operation
Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Plan
Open Government/Public Records

Divisions within the Agency
Motorist Services – Driver Licenses
Motorist Services – Motor Vehicles
Florida Highway Patrol

Praise a DHSMV Employee The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is committed to providing highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. We would like to know about any employee who has gone the extra mile to do his or her job. If you would like to praise a DHSMV employee for a job well done, please click here. Thank you!

Our Mission
Providing Highway Safety and Security through excellence in service, education and enforcement.

Our Vision
A Safer Florida

Our Values
We believe in:
SERVICE by exceeding expectations;
INTEGRITY by upholding the highest ethical standards;
COURTESY by treating everyone with dignity and respect;
PROFESSIONALISM by inspiring confidence and trust;
INNOVATION by fostering creativity;
and EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO!