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Florida Driver License or ID Card Renewal, Replacement, Address Change, or Name Change
Need to renew, replace, change your address, or change your name on your Florida driver license or ID card?  Follow these 6 easy steps!
 
The US Federal Real ID Act (https://www.dhs.gov/real-id) requires EVERYONE to become REAL ID compliant after January 1, 2011. A STAR on your current Florida driver license or Florida ID card means you are Real ID compliant. There are a couple of different designs in circulation – examples of Real ID compliant Florida driver licenses are shown on the right.
 
If you are renewing or replacing your driver license or ID card, you have a STAR on your license, and no information is changing, no additional documentation is required. 
 
If you are renewing or replacing your driver license or ID card and you DO NOT have a STAR on your license OR if you are changing your address or name, you must present additional documentation.
 
Please Note: If your driver license has been expired for more than one (1) year, you will be required to complete the Class E General Knowledge Written Exam. Please review our Written Exams customer information publication for additional details. You can renew your Florida Driver License or ID Card up to 12 months in advance. You won’t lose any time by renewing early. It will just extend your expiration date. Renew (or replace) online – or scan the QR code to access the site.
  
1.  Appointments REQUIRED / Office Locations
 
Appointments are REQUIRED for all transactions! Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment.  We only serve Manatee County residents. Individual appointments are required for each person for all transactions.  For example, a married couple who have two children – all four are getting driver licenses – four separate appointments would be required (one for each person).
 
An Online Application is REQUIRED for all transactions! To complete your driver license or ID card transaction at one of our offices, you must complete the Online Driver License & ID Card Application (https://taxcollector.jotform.com/210103795736152  – or scan the QR code to access the application – prior to your appointment. Do not print the application; an associate will access your electronic submission during your appointment. Applications are valid for 90 days. We have three convenient offices to serve you: Our DeSoto Office (located closest to the Island, West and Central Bradenton), our Lakewood Ranch Office (located closest to Lakewood Ranch and East Manatee County), and our North River Office (located closest to Palmetto, Ellenton, and Parrish).

 
2.  Proof of Citizenship or Legal Presence (Identity) – Bring One 
This is only required if you DO NOT have a STAR on your current driver license or ID card.
 
Bring one of the following documents for proof of your citizenship or legal presence (identity):
3.  Proof of Name Change (if applicable) – Bring ALL
This is only required if you DO NOT have a STAR on your current driver license or ID card or if you do have a STAR and your name is changing.
 
If your current name is different than your name as listed on your proof of citizenship/legal presence, bring all that apply for proof of your legal name change (if applicable):
Note: You must report any name change to Social Security at least 48 hours before visiting our office so that your name verifies in the State driver license system and the Social Security Administration’s database.
 
4.  Proof of Residential Address – Bring Two
This is only required if you DO NOT have a STAR on your current driver license or ID card or if you do have a STAR and your address is changing.
 
Bring two documents for proof of your residential address – it cannot be a PO Box. The documents must show your name and your residential address.
5.  Proof of Social Security Number – Bring One
This is only required if you DO NOT have a STAR on your current driver license or ID card or if you do have a STAR and your name is changing.
 
Sections 322.051 and 322.08, Florida Statutes, require customers to present proof of social security number (SSN). Proof must list full name and full SSN. Bring one of the following documents for proof of your SSN:
Note: You must report any name change to Social Security at least 48 hours before visiting our office so that your name verifies in the State driver license system and the Social Security Administration’s database.
 
Acceptable Methods of Payment and Estimated Fees
 
We accept cash, check, debit cards, and credit cards. A $2.50 processing fee for debit cards and a 2.5% processing fee (minimum of $2.50) for credit cards will apply. Our office does not retain any portion of this fee.
 
Estimate of fees for renewing or replacing your Florida driver license or ID card:
 
Driver License (renewal) ......................................$54.25
Driver License (replacement)................................$31.25
Commercial Driver License** (renewal)................$81.25
ID Card (renewal or replacement).........................$31.25
Endorsements.......................................................$7.00 (each)
       
**All Commercial Driver License (CDL) transactions (including questions) are processed at our Driver License Office only.

 
Add US Military Veteran Designation to your Driver License or ID Card
 
If you are Veteran of the US military, bring proof of your Honorable Discharge (e.g. a copy of your DD-214, Veteran Identification Card issued by US Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.) and we will add this designation to your driver license or ID card. There is no additional cost to add this designation when transferring your driver license or ID card to Florida.  Visit our Military Benefits page on taxcollector.com to view additional benefits.

 
How to Obtain Records – Birth Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Marriage Certificates, etc.
 
Nationwide records accessVitalChek (https://www.vitalchek.com) a private company, sells the following certificates nationwide:
Although we don’t “officially” endorse this company and there are other competitors on the internet, customers have told us that they have obtained their records from this company when they were in a time crunch. (It is also the official 3rd party provider recommended by the Florida Department of Health.)
 
Florida records access – For anyone born in Florida needing birth certificate records from any of Florida’s 67 counties, the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (http://manatee.floridahealth.gov/certificates/birth/index.html) has access to them. Even if you were born in another county, the local office can access and print most birth certificates for persons born anywhere in Florida.

 
Non-Manatee County Residents
 
Our offices are open by appointment only for Manatee County residents/businesses only.  All out-of-county residents must visit their home county for information and processing.  To find a location visit flhsmv.gov/locations.

 
FL DL/ID Card Renewal, Replacement, Address Chang, Name Change – Last Update: 03/17/2022