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Title Error

I recently received my title in the mail and it was blank or had misprinted information on it, how do I get a corrected title?

Tickets Transfer to FL driver record

I am moving to Florida and I want to know if my tickets will follow me?

Yes, tickets appearing on your out of state driving record will transfer to your Florida driving record. Those tickets will appear on the Florida driving record and points will be assessed as if you had received the ticket in Florida. In Florida, tickets can be assessed 3, 4 or 6 points depending on the type of violation reported by the court.

Temporary Tag

I purchased a vehicle and need a temporary tag.

If you are an out-of-state resident, purchased a vehicle in Florida and want to drive it back home, you are eligible to obtain a temporary license plate for "in-transit" purposes. Proof of insurance (from Florida or your home state), proof of out of state residency such as a driver license, and sales tax in the amount required by your home state must be paid.

Suspended (D-6) for Unpaid Traffic Citation/Ticket

My FL license is suspended (D-6) because of an unpaid ticket.  How do I pay the ticket and clear the suspension?

When a ticket is not paid on time or all the court's requirements have not been satisfied, then the county court notifies our department to suspend the driving privilege until the ticket has been satisfied and you present a D-6 court clearance form or other court clearance form to our department. The D-6 suspension is a result of one of the following:

Scooters, Mopeds and Motorized Bicycles

Do I need a motorcycle endorsement and driver license to ride a scooter, moped or motorized bicycle? And does it have to be registered?

Mopeds, scooters, motorized bicycles and other two or three wheel motor vehicles that are 50 cc or less are not motorcycles by legal definition, so a motorcycle endorsement is not required.

Retention of entries on the driver record

How long do tickets stay on a driver record?

Most Citations -  3 to 5 years depending on the violation.

There are a few violations that will remain on the record 10 yrs.

Alcohol or drug  related  - 55 to 75 years depending on the violation.

Citations when school was elected - indefinite
(This is necessary to keep count of school elections)

Suspensions and Revocations - 3 to 75 years depending on the violation.

Serious commercial driver license violations - 55 years

Renewal Periods

For how many years is a Driver license/identification card issued?

Driver License


Customers who are 79 years of age and under will be issued an eight year license.

Customers 80 and older will be issued a six year license.

Licenses issued to non-immigrants are issued through the date they are legally entitled to be present in the United States (the expiration date on the United States Citizenship Immigration Service and Naturalization document), not to exceed four years.

Remove someone else from a Florida Title

How do I remove someone from a Florida title?

First, is there a lien on the vehicle?  If there is lien, you have to get permission from the lienholder to remove the other person.  If the lienholder does not allow the removal of an owner, there is no way to do this. If they do authorize the transfer, the lienholder will most likely mail the title to your tax collector's office.  In some instances, the lienholder may mail the title to you.

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