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Full driver license services are offered at the Lakeland, North Ridge/Davenport, and Lake Wales Service Centers. The Bartow Service Center provides all service except written testing.
All driver license services (including driver license, commercial driver license, reinstatements, written tests, and road driver tests, and identification cards) and concealed weapons original license applications and renewals.
Not at this time.
You can check the status of your license on the state website here. If you have a stop, it will explain what the issue is and how to fix it. Some suspensions can be cleared online.
For most driver license holders, the license is valid for 8 years. Non-immigrant driver licenses are valid through their approval date. Additionally, driver licenses for those over the age of 80 are valid for 6 years. A commercial driver license (CDL) with a HAZMAT endorsement expires in 4 years. For a list of fees, click here.
In a sale, license plates stay with the seller not the vehicle. When motor vehicles are sold, the seller must remove the license plate from the vehicle and may then transfer the plate to a new or replacement vehicle. The seller must surrender the license plate to a motor vehicle service center if:
- The seller cancels insurance on the vehicle associated with the plate
- The seller is moving to another state
Depending on how the names are listed on the original title, either one or both owners would need to sign off on the original paper title. The owner staying on the title would need to visit the Tax Collector’s Office. Click here for more information on titles. If you need more information call our office at 863-534-4700.
Parties joined by “or” are each considered to own 100% of a motor vehicle, mobile home or vessel. Since the removal of one party does not result in any additional ownership bestowed on the remaining party, there is no taxable transfer between the parties. On the other hand, when the ownership of a vehicle is joined by “and”, each person is considered a partial owner of the vehicle. Note: On an “or” title, one person can sell or add a lien; whereas, with an “and” title, both (or all) owners need to sign to sell or add a lien to the vehicle.
In order to participate in the property tax installment payment plan, the property owner must apply prior to May 1st of the tax year for which the application is being made and the property taxes for the previous year must have been more than $100.00. If a property taxpayer is already participating in the installment payment plan for the current tax year, they do not need to reapply; they will automatically be re-enrolled. Taxes are paid in four installments.
The first installment payment is due no later than June 30th of the tax year in order to remain on the plan. To obtain an application to participate in the installment plan, click here.
Installment payment due dates are as follows:
- First, in June with a 6% discount
- Second, in September with a 4.5% discount
- Third, in December with a 3% discount
- Fourth, in March without a discount