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August 13 2009
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Florida Unveils New Educational Campaign To Prepare You For Upcoming License And
Id Card Changes
Gather.Go.Get. prepares residents for new driver license and ID card requirements
effective Jan. 1, 2010
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles today launched Gather. Go. Get. – an educational campaign
designed to assist Floridians with new driver license and identification card requirements.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, Floridians renewing or obtaining a new license or ID will
be required to show proof of: 1) identification, 2) Social Security number and 3)
residential address (two items).
The campaign is anchored by a new website designed to help residents understand
the new requirements. DHSMV is encouraging Floridians to visit
to find out how and when to gather your documents, go to a driver license office
and get your new card. The GatherGoGet.com campaign website will
enable residents to:
- Determine when they will need to visit a driver license or tax collector
- Create a personalized checklist detailing documents they will need.
- Obtain contact information showing where to get required documents.
- Browse a list of driver license offices in their local area.
“Florida is a national leader in driver license and ID card security,”
said DHSMV Executive Director, Electra Theodorides-Bustle. “These new requirements
reflect our continuing commitment to the integrity and security of this process
and will help lead the way to a safer Florida.”
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, all Florida residents wishing to obtain a new license, legally
change their name prior to the renewal date, or immediately replace a lost or stolen
license or ID card should visit an office with the required documents ready for
processing. Those simply renewing may do so by a convenience method via the Internet
or mail one time between office visits. The next renewal after the convenience option
must be in a driver license or tax collector office. Residents may always update
their address or obtain a replacement card online at
“We are working to produce the most secure identification document possible
and by improving our issuance process we will ensure that the personal information
of Floridians is safer from identity theft,” said Division of Driver License
Director, Sandra Lambert.
Residents are encouraged to use GatherGoGet.com not only to identify
the documents they need, but also to find out when they will need to visit an office.
As the changes may require some preparation, the Department encourages residents
to visit the Web site to speed through the process in order to keep from having
to make a second trip. For more information about the Gather. Go. Get. campaign,
or to see a full list of required documents, visit