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Driver License Services Resume on a Limited Basis;
Motorists Encouraged to Use Alternatives to Office Visits

CONTACT: Robert Sanchez
Public Information Administrator

September 7, 2004

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and many of Florida’s county tax collectors have resumed issuing driver licenses at many of the offices that were forced to close because of Hurricane Frances.

However, the reopening of some offices has been delayed because of storm damage and/or interruptions in electric and phone service. The list of closed offices will be updated frequently on the department’s website, www.flhsmv.gov.

Meanwhile, most Florida motorists who need to renew their driver license are eligible to do so without an office visit. There are three ways to do so:

  • By mail, simply complete and return the form included with the renewal notice, along with a check or money order made payable to the Division of Driver Licenses.
  • On-line, go to www.gorenew.com
  • By phone, call toll-free 1-866-Go-Renew (1-866-467-3639).

Motorists renewing on-line, by phone, or by mail will generally receive their new license in the mail within a week. Motorists also may report a change of address on-line, by phone, or by mail.

To change their address by mail, motorists should send a $10 payment and complete information about their old and new address to:

Bureau of Records
P.O. Box 5775
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5775

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