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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
Leslie Palmer, Chief of Staff

    Colonel David Brierton, Director, Florida Highway Patrol
    Boyd Walden, Director, Division of Motorist Services (Driver Licenses and Motor Vehicles)
    Deana Metcalf, Director, Division of Administrative Services
    Robert Fields , Director, Information Systems Administration
    T. B. A., Communications Director
    David F. Westberry, Chief Performance Officer
    Julie Leftheris, Inspector General
    Steve Hurm, General Counsel
    Jennifer Langston, Legislative Affairs Administrator
    Jim McCallister, Director, Office of Workforce Services
    Kim Banks, 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

Computerized & Online Data

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!



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