Relocating to Lakeland Florida – Information Drivers License And DMV
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle contact information:
Physical address: 916 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Office hrs. Mon.-Fri 8:00a.m to 5:00p.m.
See the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website to find all the office locations and hours. There are more offices in the surrounding area of Lakeland that may be more convenient for you.
At the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Lakeland you will be able to register your vehicle, boat, etc.. Receive your title, new license plate, and get your drivers licence and state issued identification card. You can also schedule necessary exams (which you are able to schedule online.)
The contact information above will lead you in the right direction if you need to physically go to DMV. Before heading to DMV make sure that you visit their website to see if what you need to take care of can be taken care of online.
Drivers License/State ID
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is very strict on the mandatory documentation that is required to receive your drivers license, and a state issued Id card. A list of original documentation that DMV will accept includes:
*Original Birth Certificate
*Social Security card or print out from social security office
*2 proofs of address. Bring in 2 pieces of official mail showing your name and addresson them, the most accepted mail is a utility bill, or your vehicle registration.
*Marriage license or divorce decree if your name there has been a name change.
Remember if you are only renewing your drivers license, and you haven’t had a name change visit DMV online to see if you qualify to renew directly online. This will save you a tons of time and headache, to not have to go into the DMV’s office to renew. Also on the website there is space that you can have DMV personalize a list of documentation for you so you can be prepared.
Remember also if you have a valid out of state license and need to convert it to a Florida license you probably do not need to take the test. Visit DMV’s website to see if you qualify.
Visit the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Drivers License website to review the required fees.
Vehicles need to be registered 10 days after becoming employed in the state of Florida, placing children in public school, or establishing residency. To register your vehicle you first must make sure that you have valid insurance issued from a licensed Florida insurance agent. You must also provide DMV with the original title of the vehicle that you are registering.
Be prepared to pay taxes and fees on your vehicle. To find out more information on taxes and fees visit the Department of Highway Safety and Motor vehicles website at www.flhsmv.gov .
We hope that we have given you key information and helpful summary of the information that you may need in order to make this process easier. We wish you good luck in your relocation and new home.