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REALID Document Requirements
For office visits, you must bring specific forms of proof for identification, Social Security number and residential address when obtaining, renewing or replacing your driver license or ID card. For a list of valid documents, visit What to Bring.

Information of Interest

Ignition Interlock Devices: Effective August 16, 2014, the Department has contracted with multiple vendors to provide statewide Ignition Interlock Device (IID) services for Florida drivers. To view information regarding these vendors please visit our Ignition Interlock Program webpage.

Commercial Driver Licenses: If you are a CDL holder and have not completed your medical certification, please do so now to avoid adverse action to your CDL privileges. Information on self-certification requirements and submitting your certificate is available here.


Parent and Teen Driver Website

Florida's laws are designed to help teens gradually - and safely - build their skills and experience behind the wheel. The parents' job is to know and enforce the laws. Check out the information and resources on "Drive with CARE".

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Senior Drivers & Families - Click Here

What You Should Know About Aging and Driving.

Most older drivers are good drivers. But as we age, Link to GrandDriver Informationmost of us will need to take steps to ensure that we can continue to drive safely. Changes in our visual, physical and mental abilities will affect each of us in different ways. That's why the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and its partners have created "Florida GrandDriver®."


Donation of Tissues and Organs

The online registry at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org, now allows residents (and even those who live outside Florida) to designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors.

The online registry also makes the exact wishes of registered donors more accessible and current for organ, tissue and eye recovery organizations. When someone dies, these organizations will be able to quickly determine online whether that individual is a potential organ, tissue or eye donor. The donor’s wishes will then be carried out, providing life-saving and life-enhancing gifts to patients in need of an organ, tissue or eye transplant.

REALID Document Requirements
For office visits, you must bring specific forms of proof for identification, Social Security number and residential address. The checklists here list some valid documents. For more document options, visit What to Bring.
1. Identification
Bring one (no photo copies accepted):
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Consular proof of birth abroad
  • Alien registration receipt card
    (green card, form I-551)
  Name Change (if applicable)
  • Original or certified copy of all marriage certificates or court orders that show your name change(s) (Uncertified photocopies are not valid)
2. Social Security Number
Bring one (no photo copies accepted):
  • Social Security Card
  • W-2 Form
  • Pay check showing number
  • Any 1099 form
3. Residential Address (not post office box)
Bring two:
  • Deed, mortgage, payment booklet, or rental agreement.
  • Florida vehicle registration or title
  • Utility bill or hookup/work order
  • Statement from person you live with along with two address documents in that person's name.
For more information and a complete list visit What to Bring.
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