September 13, 2004
TO: Tax Collector Agents
FROM: Tommy Edwards
Assistant Deputy Executive Director
For Motorist Service
SUBJECT: Executive Order No. 04-192
Relief Due to Hurricane Frances
Governor Jeb Bush has issued Executive Order No. 04-192, offering financial relief for services to victims of Hurricane Frances, that struck the state of Florida. This Executive Order is effective for 60 days from September 1, 2004.
The following guidelines must be followed in all driver license and tax collector issuance offices for residents of Florida whose personal belongings were destroyed by Hurricane Frances.
- All residents of communities stricken by Hurricane Frances will, upon request, be issued a no-fee Florida duplicate title certificate, vehicle registration, license plate, handicapped parking permit, and driver license or identification card. The department will use driving records for identification and indicate on the "Remarks Line" of the issuance: "Identification destroyed by Hurricane Frances."
- All residents of communities stricken by Hurricane Frances, who have a change of address as a result of Hurricane Frances will receive a no-fee duplicate vehicle registration, driver license, or identification card.
- Delinquent fees will be waived for the residents in communities stricken by Hurricane Frances whose driver license has expired and were unable to renew due to offices closed because of Hurricane Frances.
- Delinquent fees will be waived for title and registration transactions of residents in the affected communities whose delinquency occurred and were unable to renew because of Hurricane Frances.
- Fees for DL/ID card issuances in the tax collector offices will be adjusted to waive the $5.25 tax collector fee. This will be accomplished by responding "yes" to the following FDLIS prompts: "Is this a no fee duplicate?" and "Is no fee duplicate due to a defective card?" This will exempt all fees in the issuance. On the "Remarks Line" indicate, "Identification destroyed by Hurricane Frances."