If you have ever legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate(s) or court order(s). No photocopies will be accepted unless certified by the issuing authority. You must show documentation of all name changes. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, additional documentation is needed, visit the What to Bring page for more information regarding Non-Citizen Documents.
In addition to the information you must provide to change your name, be advised that you will also need to provide primary identification documentation. Out-of-state driver licenses will no longer be accepted as primary identification.
Proof of social security number is one of the required documents needed to obtain or renew your driver license or identification card. The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that appears on the Florida driver license or identification card. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration at least 24-48 hours BEFORE visiting our office for a name change on your driver license.
To change information on a driver license or ID card, you must apply for a replacement, also known as a duplicate. Fees will apply.
Did you know that Florida law requires you to update the address on your driver license within 30 (thirty) days after moving?
Important update: Effective June 1, 2022, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will no longer accept out of state or U.S. territory addresses for applicants obtaining a Florida Class E license or Identification Card. These individuals must present proof of a Florida residential address in compliance with established Real ID address requirements. This will not apply to individuals who are United States armed forces personnel on active duty and their dependents who are stationed out of the state of Florida but who are still Florida residents. For more information about document requirements, click here.
We’ve made updating and changing your driver license information easy. If you elect to change your address online or by mail, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) in Tallahassee will mail you a new license if a digital image is on file. The fee to change your address by mail is $25. Additional fees apply for online services where credit cards are accepted.
To update your address online, you can use the My DMV Portal here.
Choose the method most convenient for you!
If applying for address change at one of our office locations, the fee is $31.25. Before you visit our office, make sure you have proper documentation. Click here to see a list of approved documents.
Online Driver License or ID Card renewals, duplicates or change of address:
To renew online, you will need your current driver license or ID card, social security number, and date of birth. If your current driver license or ID card is not available, you will need your most recent motor vehicle registration.
- You may renew your driver license up to 18 months prior to expiration.
- You may renew your ID card up to 12 months prior to expiration.
- Your existing name, date of birth, sex, and any restrictions must be correct.
- You must have an existing digital image on record.
- You must use a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card
Note: Some people may not qualify to use online services. (i.e. those who do not have a digital image on file and non-U.S. Citizens)
This service is offered in conjunction with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. When you click on the button below to start the transaction, you will be directed to their website.
Any questions related to the online renewal options should be directed to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Once a transaction has been processed through the Internet neither this office nor the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can cancel the transaction.