You must visit an office in person:
- if you are applying for your first driver license or identification card
- when your current credential expires and you have already used the one-time "convenience" renewal option
- if you legally change your name (eg: by marriage or divorce)
Can I still renew online or by mail?
You are allowed to renew one time by a convenience method (Internet or mail). Your next renewal must then be in a driver license office. For example, if you renewed your license online in March 2009, you will need to visit a driver license office for your next renewal.
Not everyone needs to visit an issuing office in person.
You can renew a license online. Holders of a Florida driver license issued since 2002 may renew at their local driver license office, on-line or by mail. You may renew your license up to 18 months prior to expiration.
If you don't need to come in, we encourage you to skip the trip and renew online at www.GoRenew.com. You can renew your driver license, identifications card, vehicle tags and change your address.
More information about renewing
If you do need to visit an issuing office, then make sure you study the new document requirements and print out a document checklist. You can also use the On-line Appointment Service and Information System (OASIS) to schedule an appointment, or find an office near you.