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Motorist Services Information - New Driver License & ID Card Formats

Información disponible en español. (file size 448kb pdf document - must use Acrobat Adobe Reader)

More than a license . . .

Florida has new driver licenses and identification cards beginning June 16, 2004.

Technological advancements make this the most secure card Florida has ever issued. This technology includes a 2-D barcode, magnetic stripe, digitized portrait image, signature, and various security features. Florida’s image is depicted with a beach scene and the state seal.

The "under 21" driver licenses and identification cards reflect major changes. The new vertical format is immediately recognizable. The card holder's 21st birthday is indicated in the photo image area.

The cards are created using a new, updated digital imaging process. This process stores all the information from the front of the card in a 2-D barcode and magnetic stripe located on the back. Driver license class, restrictions, conditions, and endorsements specific to the driver are printed on the back.

Previously issued Florida driver licenses and identification cards remain valid until their expiration dates.

For more information, see brochure. (file size 439kb pdf document - must use Acrobat Adobe Reader)

Last Page Update: June 16, 2004

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