Driver License

Vehicle Safety Inspection Requirements

Your vehicle must meet the minimum safety requirements.

Your driving test begins with a vehicle safety check. This pre–drive inspection demonstrates that you are familiar with your vehicle and that your vehicle meets the DMV’s minimum safety requirements. You will be asked to identify and/or demonstrate parts of the vehicle commonly used in driving. If your vehicle does not meet the minimum safety requirements, your driving test will be rescheduled.


  • Horn must be heard from 200 ft
  • Must have rearview mirror (inside or outside)
  • Directional signals or knowledge of hand signals (if directional signals are not working)
  • Two (2) Brake lights must work
  • Headlights
  • Doors must open from inside & outside
  • Driver & passenger windows must work
  • Car must be clean (We reserve the right not to administer a driving test)
  • Emergency brake must work
  • Tires must be in good condition (Cannot be worn)
  • Windshield wipers must work. If raining some vehicles do not meet the requirements (Refer to Florida Drivers Handbook)
  • Glass must have clear view to front, sides and rear

The items listed above are not inclusive; please refer to the official Florida Drivers Handbook for additional information

State-Approved Private Testing Facilities

Orange Osceola Safety Institute

The Orange Osceola Safety Institute is a third-party organization certified by the State of Florida that provides road testing services.

Click here to schedule an appointment at their Pinellas Park Road Testing office. Additional fees will apply.

Location: 6479 102nd Ave. N Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Phone number: 407-566-8713


The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has a list of approved private testing facilities throughout the state.

Click here to see the full list of approved testing facilities.

Please contact them directly for details about the services they offer. Additional fees will apply.

IMPORTANT: The Hillsborough Tax Collector’s Office is not affiliated with these facilities. Please address any issues or questions related to service, fees, etc. directly with the applicable entity.