HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News at 10) – Florida drivers will see a new statewide policy process if they have allowed their license to become one year or more expired. It’s a small step towards improving the quality of drivers on our crowded roads.
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On Friday, February 19, 2021, Hillsborough County Tax Collector Nancy C. Millan posted a advisory drivers of a new motor vehicle and road safety in Florida (FLHSMV) regarding driver’s license testing requirements. Drivers who have allowed their driver’s license to expire for a year or more will be must pass written and visual examinations before obtaining their driver’s license. This includes:
– People who have passed the written exam, but who do not obtain their driver’s license within one year of the date of passing the written exam
– Drivers who have switched from a Class E driver’s license to an ID card and the driver’s license has been expired for a year or more
– Drivers who have not applied for the renewal of their driver’s license during the one-year delinquency renewal period
– Drivers who apply for a Florida driver’s license and their out-of-state driver’s license has been expired for a year or more
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In its technical opinion, the FLHSMV says this procedural change is intended to ensure that drivers who have not driven a vehicle for a year or more remain informed about driving laws. “I encourage Hillsborough County drivers to renew their driver’s licenses in a timely manner,” said Millan. “Customers who are to be retested should make an appointment for a written exam online through our website at hillstax.org.”
Current license holders are reminded that customers can renew their driver’s license up to 18 months before expiration. You can do it here.