Open Government

Open Government/Public Records

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (department) provides information throughout its website, including online driver license and motor vehicle checks. Other reports such as driver histories, motor vehicle histories and crash reports can be ordered. The department maintains the Florida driver license, motor vehicle and related databases, which are queried and updated as citizens are issued licenses and registrations at the more than 400 locations throughout the state.

Department ReportsRevenue ReportsAbout UsAnnual Regulatory PlanOther Links
2013 - 2014 Strategic PlanFY 2015Performance DashboardFY 2015 - 2016Motorist Modernization Advisory Board
Agency Business PlanFY 2014Administrative RulemakingBiennial Rule Review
Current Solicitations and AwardsFY 2013PoliciesDHSMV Open Government Bill of Rights
FY 2012Driving Our FutureExecutive Order 11-03
FY 2011Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action PlanLaw Enforcement Consolidation Task Force
FY 2010How to obtain Public Access
FY 2009Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act
FY 2008
FY 2007
FY 2006
FY 2005
FY 2004
FY 2003
FY 2002
FY 2001
FY 2000

Click here for information on the Driver Privacy Protection Act.

DHSMV Organization – Want to learn more about how the department’s team is organized? Click here to view the department’s organizational chart (pdf 15 kB).

Budget – How does the department spend taxpayer money? The budget for the current fiscal year can be viewed here.

Fiscal Impact —  The department provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The department’s work positively impacts nearly every Floridian in a variety of ways that includes helping other state and local agencies with resources that contribute to essential services for the people of Florida. To see how, click here.

Legislative Budget Request – To plan for the next fiscal year, each state agency submits a proposed budget to the Florida Legislature. State legislators use these requests to draft and approve a budget each year. Click here to view our legislative budget request for the next fiscal year.

Legislative Priorities – Like the department’s legislative budget request, the department submits its legislative priorities to the Florida Legislature. These priorities include new or proposed changes to Florida laws that are important to motorists in Florida and are an improvement to processes impacting customers. To view the department’s proposed legislative budget for the session click here.

Public Records – Need to make a public records request? Florida’s public records laws are very broad, and most records are available to the public. However, the laws exempt specific personal information contained in a motor vehicle record from public disclosure requirements. A motor vehicle record includes driver licenses, titles, registrations and identification cards issued by the department. There is a copy cost of 15 cents per page, unless provided otherwise by statute, and the extensive use of clerical or supervisory time (in excess of 30 minutes) may result in added labor costs. All costs must be paid in advance of providing copies, unless other satisfactory arrangements are made.

Questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Florida Highway Patrol, driver licenses, tags and titles, please refer to the Contact Us page for further assistance.

If you would like to request a public record, use the following list and keywords to locate the best contact.

Media Requests
Office of Communications
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 44
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3102

Division of Motorist Services
Bureau of Records
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 89
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-2702

Human Resources
Candace McWilliams
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 30
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3210

Agency Purchasing and Contracting
Laura Adams
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 31
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3203

Performance Management
Larry Gowen
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 04
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3033

Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 39
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3195

Office of Financial Management
Susan Carey
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 26
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3201

Office of Inspector General Click here for more information
Julie Leftheris
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 03
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3104

Administrative Services
Office of Director
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 20
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-3400

Information Systems Administration or ISA
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 11
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500

Florida Highway Patrol
Captain Jeff Bissainthe
2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 44
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
(850) 617-2301