Obtaining a Driver's License
To obtain a Florida driver's license, you must first make an appointment with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. For a list of documents needed to obtain a Florida driver's license, visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' GatherGoGet website.
- Make an appointment
Mid-month generally has more available appointment times than dates at the first or last of the month.
- Avoid the lunch hour
Many people try to conduct business at this time. If you need to do this, please be sure to make an appointment.
- Call several offices
near you for the earliest appointment. Please make an appointment at only one office.
- Be prepared
Bringing the necessary documents can help avoid delays and frustrations.
- Know office hours
Most of the offices are open Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. As a result, the offices are busier on Tuesday and Friday.
- Renew early
Renewals can be done 18 months before the license's expiration date.
More information for non-U.S. citizens available by visiting the HSMV Web site.