Rules for getting or renewing Florida driver's license

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

People trying to get a new Florida driver's license or renew their license face additional requirements, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Customers now must provide proof of their residential address and Social Security number, the agency reported this week.

Licenses and identification cards now show the customer's residential address. A mailing address, such as a PO Box number, will no longer be shown on the cards.

Acceptable documents to provide proof of a person's residential address include:

- a deed

- a monthly mortgage statement

- a residential rental/lease agreement

- a utility hook-up or work order dated within 60 days of the application

Documents that include a person's Social Security number and can be used to provide proof of that number are:

- a Social Security card

- a tax return

- a W-2 form

- a paycheck stub

- a DD-214 military discharge document

- a school record

The Department provides a list of acceptable documents online at

To verify identity, customers are reminded that they must still present two forms of identification. Visit for lists of acceptable documents for U.S. citizens and non-citizens.

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