Important FLHSMV COVID-19 Updates
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is committed to keeping our customers, team members, and partners informed, equipped, and safe.
- FLHSMV Offices Reopening for Limited In-Office Services
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is currently in-office services by appointment only. You can use our new online tool to check whether you can renew or replace your driver license online or need to visit an office. This tool takes into account items such as citizenship status, REAL ID compliance, sanctions, and more.
In addition, FLHSMV is encouraging Floridians who are able to complete their driver license or motor vehicle transactions online to do so, rather than in person at a driver license office. Floridians can use GoRenew.com to driver license transactions, motor vehicle registration and more. For more information on services offered in your county, please visit our locations page.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Waiver in Response to COVID-19
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a nationwide Waiver in response to the COVID-19 National Emergency for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles that will be in effect from October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Important Enforcement Points contained in the FMCSA Waiver:
- Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP) that were valid on February 29, 2020, but expired on or after March 1, 2020, have validity extended until December 31, 2020.
- Drivers whose medical certification or variance expired on or after March 1 and before June 1, 2020, have until October 31, 2020 to update their medical certificate; and
- Drivers whose medical certification or variance expired on or after June 1, 2020, have until December 31, 2020 to update their medical certificate.
- The FMCSA waiver applies to CDL’s and CLP’s issued by all United States jurisdictions.
- FMCSA also continues to recognize the validity of commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States, when such jurisdictions issue a similar notice or declaration extending the validity date of the medical examiner’s certificate and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s license due to interruption to government service resulting from COVID-19. The waiver does not apply to a CDL or CLP holder if the driver’s privileges have been suspended or withdrawn for traffic offenses.