Documents needed to renew or replace a Florida License or Identification Card
Driver License Handbook | Learner's Permit Sample Test
Non-US Citizens and residents of American Territories are required to have an appointment.
Driver’s license road tests and appointments for Non-US Citizens/Residents of American Territories are available to Sumter County Residents only.
Beginning May 3, 2023, every traveler must present a Real ID compliant driver license or identification card, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United States. As of May 3, 2023, individuals who are unable to produce a Real ID compliant credential or other acceptable form of identification, such as a valid passport, federal government PIV card or US military ID, will not be permitted to enter a TSA checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly. If your Florida Driver's license or Identification card has a gold star in the upper right corner, you are Real ID compliant.If you are not Real ID compliant, you must bring in original documents that prove your identity, social security number and residential address. The following documents are needed to obtain a Real ID driver license or identification card:
One of the following original or certified primary documents:
- U.S. Birth Certificate or Birth Registration - Original or certified copies only, no photo copies. Birth certificates must be issued by the authorized government jurisdiction. Hospital birth certificates are not acceptable for primary identification.
- Valid U.S. Passport (passport book or passport card)
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Certificate of Citizenship
Legal Name Change (if applicable)
- Original or certified copy of all marriage certificates or court orders that show name change(s)
Proof of Social Security Number. You need to bring one:
- Social Security Card
- W-2 Form
- Pay Stub containing individuals name and Social Security number
Residential Address (BRING TWO)
- Mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or rental agreement
- Florida voter registration card
- Florida vehicle registration or title
- W-2 form or 1099 form
- Utility bill, hookup, or work order not more than two months old
- Current automobile or homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
- Mail from financial institutions, not more than two months old
- Medical or health card with address listed
- A letter from a shelter or half-way house verifying that applicant lives at the address
- Educational transcripts for current school year
- Statement from an accompanying parent, stepparent or guardian residing at the same address as applicant. The parent or guardian must present proof of residential address.
Immigrants: Identification (BRING ONE)
- Alien registration receipt card (green card, Form I-551) or I-551 stamp in passport or on I-94
- Immigration judge’s order with applicant’s A-number (granting asylum)
- I-797, with A-number indicating granting of asylum
- I-797 or another form from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration with the applicant’s A number, stating approval of refugee status
Non-immigrants:Some documents require other supporting documents. Before going to offices read the full requirements at www.GatherGoGet.com or call (850) 617-3995.
If you are an honorably discharged military veteran, bring in your DD-214 to have a Veteran designation added to your license. If you are a 100% disabled veteran, bring in your benefits letter from the Veteran’s Administration that shows you are 100% disabled for a discounted license or ID card.
Commercial Driver's License
Drivers whose CDL operation is in a category requiring the medical Examiner's Certificate must show proof of a valid certificate to be issued a CDL or to retain a CDL after the previously issued certificate has expired. The medical card must be brought into the office to be issued an original or a renewed CDL.
Beginning February 7, 2022, to be eligible to take required skills tests, commercial driver's license (CDL) applicants must have completed applicable entry-level driver training from a registered training provider.
* With the exception of the Hazardous Material endorsement knowledge exams, all other ELDT requirements will be verified by the Department's Third-Party Administrators, when the driver schedules their skills test.
For more information, please visit http://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov.
For more information you can go online to: flhsmv.gov/whattobring
Or call our Bushnell office at 352-569-6740 or Village Sumter County Service Center at 352-689-4540