Commercial Driver License

Hazmat Information

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Click here for our on-line check for Pending Hazmat Endorsement Applications

The federal USA PATRIOT Act requires Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders to pass a national background check administered by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before their licenses may be endorsed for transport of hazardous materials.

FINGERPRINTING AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS

  • New, expired or renewal of a HAZMAT-endorsed CDL applicants must pass the HAZMAT endorsement written test, be fingerprinted, pass the required national-level background check, and present proof of residency prior to receiving the hazardous materials endorsement.
  • Fingerprinting must be done in a Driver License office that offers Hazmat Fingerprinting at the same time the application for a HAZMAT endorsement is made.
  • An application form must be completed and turned in at the time of fingerprinting to be sent to TSA. The application is available below and at the Hazmat Fingerprinting Location. We suggest you complete the application on line, except for your signature,  and print the form before reporting to the location for fingerprinting.
  • An application fee of $91 will be charged to cover costs of the background check process, in addition to the standard issuance fee for the CDL and for each endorsement.

Hazmat Fingerprinting Locations
Hazmat Application Form

LICENSING PROCEDURES

  • New or Expired HAZMAT Applicants: You will be issued a Commercial Driver License without a HAZMAT endorsement on the day you apply. If your background check is approved by TSA, you will be mailed a new license with the HAZMAT endorsement.
  • Renewal of HAZMAT-endorsed CDLs: You must begin the background check process at least 30 days in advance of the expiration date on your license to avoid possible ineligibility to transport hazardous materials while awaiting the results. Your renewal notice will advise you of that date. When you apply for the background check, you will be issued a new license with a time-limited HAZMAT endorsement. If your background check is approved by TSA, you will be mailed a new license with a HAZMAT endorsement that is valid until your license next expires. CDLs with HAZMAT endorsements must be renewed every four years, and may be renewed up to one year before they expire.

WAITING FOR THE RESULTS

  • After completing the fingerprinting and application process, your information will be submitted to TSA to make the determination of eligibility.
  • Our Department will have no information on the status of TSA’s assessment process until their final determination has been made.

APPEALS

  • If you receive information from TSA that you did not pass the background check, you may apply for an appeal, or in some cases apply for a waiver.
  • The appeal must be made through TSA.

LINKS TO HELPFUL INFORMATION

TSA HAZMAT Endorsement

HAZMAT FINGERPRINTING LOCATIONS

CountyOfficePhone NumberWebsite
AlachuaAlachua County Tax Collector - Northwest Public Branch
5801 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville 32653
352-374-5236alachuacollector.com
BayBay County Tax Collector - Panama City
850 W 11th St, Panama City 32401
850-248-8501baytaxcollector.com
BrevardBrevard County Tax Collector - Titusville
800 S. Park Ave, Titusville 32780
321-264-6935brevardtaxcollector.com
BrowardState Driver License Office - Lauderdale Lakes
3718-3 West Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes 33311
954-497-1570Make an Appointment
BrowardState Driver License Office - Pembroke Pines
8001 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines 33025
954-497-1570Make an Appointment
BrowardState Driver License Office - Pompano City Center
1955 North Federal Highway, Unit J209-215, Pompano Beach 33062
954-497-1570Make an Appointment
CharlotteCharlotte County Tax Collector - Punta Gorda
410 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda 33950
941-743-1350taxcollector.charlottecountyfl.gov
CitrusCitrus County Tax Collector - Crystal River
1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River 34429
352-341-6500citrustc.us
ClayClay County Tax Collector - Green Cove Springs
477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs 32043
904-284-6320claycountytax.com
CollierCollier County Tax Collector - Naples Driver License
725 Airport Road, South, Naples 34104
239-252-1150colliertaxcollector.com
ColumbiaColumbia County Tax Collector - Lake City
135 NE Hernando Avenue, Suite 125, Lake City 32055
386-758-1077columbiataxcollector.com
DuvalDuval County Tax Collector - Hogan
7120-15 Hogan Road, Jacksonville 32216
904-255-5700taxcollector.coj.net
DuvalDuval County Tax Collector - Marietta
8299-10 W Beaver Street, Jacksonville 32220
904-255-5700taxcollector.coj.net
EscambiaEscambia County Tax Collector - Marcus Pointe
6451 North W Street, Pensacola 32505
850-438-6500 ext 3252escambiataxcollector.com
FlaglerFlagler County Tax Collector - Bunnell
1769 Moody Blvd, Bldg 2 Suite 102, Bunnell 32110
386-313-4160flaglertax.com
GadsdenGadsden County Tax Collector - Quincy
16 South Calhoun Street, Quincy, 32351
850-627-7255gadsdentaxcollector.com
HardeeHardee County Tax Collector - Wauchula
110 West Oak St. Suite 102, Wauchula 33873
863-773-9144hardeecountytaxcollector.com
HernandoHernando County Tax Collector - Brooksville
11319 Ponce de Leon, Brooksville 34601-8642
352-754-4230hernandocounty.us
HighlandsHighlands County Tax Collector - Sebring
540 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring 33870-3867
863-402-6685hctaxcollector.com
HillsboroughHillsborough County Tax Collector Drew Park
4100 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tampa 33614
813-635-5200hillstax.org
HillsboroughHillsborough County Tax Collector - Brandon
3030 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa 33619
813-635-5200hillstax.org
HillsboroughHillsborough County Tax Collector - Plant City
1834 James Redman Parkway, Plant City 33563
813-635-5200hillstax.org
HillsboroughHillsborough County Tax Collector - North Tampa
3011 University Center Dr, Suite 150, Tampa 33612
813-635-5200hillstax.org
Indian RiverIndian River county Tax Collector - West Office
1860 82nd Ave, Ste 102, Vero Beach 32966
772-226-1338irctax.com
JacksonJackson County Tax Collector - Marianna Driver License
3613 Highway 90, Marianna 32446-4901
850-482-9602jacksoncountytaxcollector.com
LakeLee County Tax Collector - Clermont
1505 Hook Street, Clermont 34711
352-343-9602laketax.com
LeeLee County Tax Collector - North Forth Myers
15201 N Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers 33903
239-533-6000leetc.com
LeeLee County Tax Collector - South Fort Myers - Pine Ridge
15680 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers 33908
239-533-6000leetc.com
LeonLeon County Tax Collector - Lake Jackson
3840 N. Monroe Street, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32312
850-606-4700leontaxcollector.net
MarionMarion County Tax Collector - Dunnellon Branch
19995 Southwest 86th Street, Unit 2 Dunnellon 34431
352-368-8200mariontax.com
MarionMarion County Tax Collector - Ocala Annex
110 Southeast 25th Avenue, Ocala 34471-9108
352-368-8200mariontax.com
MartinMartin County Tax Collector - Stuart
3485 SE Willoughby Blvd, Stuart 34994
772-288-5600martintaxcollector.com
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Miami Gardens
18326 NW 7th Ave., Miami Gardens 33169
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Hialeah Gardens
11093 NW 138th Street, Suite 101, Hialeah 33018
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Mall of Americas
7795 West Flagler Street, Suite 82C , Miami 33144
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Miami-Northside
7900 NW 27 Ave, Suite E14, Miami 33147
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Miami Central
3721 Northwest 7th Street, Miami, Florida 33126
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Miami-Kendall
11735 SW 147 Avenue, Suite 23, Miami 33196
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Miami-Coral Reef
14653 Southwest 122nd Avenue, Miami 33186
305-229-6333Make an Appointment
Miami-DadeState Driver License Office - Florida City
1448 N. Krome Ave, Ste. 103, Florida City 33034
305-229-6333Make an Appoinment
OkaloosaOkaloosa County Tax Collector - Niceville
701 E John Sims Parkway Niceville 32578
850-651-7300okaloosatax.com
OrangeOrange County Tax Collector - University
10051 University Blvd, Orlando 32817
407-845-6200octaxcol.com
OrangeOrange County Tax Collector - Clarcona
4101 Clarcona Ocoee Rd, Orlando 32810
407-845-6200octaxcol.com
OsceolaOsceola County Tax Collector - Kissimmee
2501 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee 34744
407-742-4000osceolataxcollector.org
Palm BeachPalm Beach County Tax Collector - North County/Palm Beach Gardens
3188 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens 33410
561-355-2264pbctax.com
Palm BeachPalm Beach County Tax Collector - South County Service Center/Delray Beach
501 South Congress Avenue, Delray Beach 33445
561-355-2264pbctax.com
Palm BeachPALM Beach County Tax Collector - Central Palm Beach Service Center
4215 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, 33463
561-355-2264pbctax.com
PinellasPinellas County Tax Collector - North County Branch
29399 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 100, Clearwater 33761
727-464-7777taxcollect.com
PinellasPinellas County Tax Collector - Largo Tax Collector
13025 Starkey Road, Largo 33773
727-464-7777taxcollect.com
PolkPolk County Tax Collector - Lake Wales
658 Highway 60 West, Lake Wales 33853
863-534-4700polktaxes.com
PolkPolk County Tax Collector -Lakeland
916 North Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland 33801
863-534-4700polktaxes.com
PolkPolk County Tax Collector -North Ridge
2000 Deer Creek Commerce Ln, Davenport 33837
863-534-4700polktaxes.com
PutnamPutnam County Tax Collector - Palatka Downtown
312 Oak Street, Palatka 32177
386-329-0282putnamcountytaxcollector.com
Santa RosaSanta Rosa County Tax Collector - Milton
6495 Caroline Street (Hwy 90), Milton 32570
850-983-1800srctc.com
St. JohnsSt. Johns County Tax Collector - St. Augustine
4030 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine 32084
904-209-2250sjctax.us
St. LucieSt. Lucie County Tax Collector - Ft. Pierce
2300 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce 34982
772-462-1620tsclc.com
SumterSumter County Tax Collector - Wildwood
7375 Powell Road, Room 135 Wildwood 34785
352-689-4540sumtertaxcollector.com
VolusiaState Driver License Office - Orange City
2575 S. Volusia Ave Suite 200, Orange City 32763
386-238-3140Make an Appointment
VolusiaState Driver License Office - South Daytona
2400 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 2, South Daytona 32119
386-238-3140Make an Appointment