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Alachua County – Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

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Service Centers in Alachua County

Driver License and Motor Vehicle Service Centers

For current motorist services fees please see the fee schedule.

***Due to COVID-19, FLHSMV is providing modified in-office services by appointment only. We will continue to provide services online at GoRenew.com, by telephone and email. For information on tax collectors or license plate agents, please visit their respective websites.***

Driver License (DL) Services Only
Driver licenses, ID cards, reinstatements, written and skills exams.
Dual Service Centers
Driver License (DL) & Motor Vehicle (MV) services at one location.
Motor Vehicle (MV) Services Only
Vehicles, trailers, vessels, mobile homes, specialty tags and disability parking permits.

Appointments: Many offices require appointments for service. For Tax Collector Offices or License Plate Agents, please visit their respective website or call for additional information.

Bureau of Administrative Reviews

Under Suspension – Need Driver License for Work/Hardship License

Florida Highway Patrol Stations

For reporting crashes, crash reports
Note: For emergencies, dial 911 or *FHP (*347) from your cell phone

Clerk of the Court Office

Please visit the Clerk of Court Website for Paying a Traffic Citation or Court Information

City Address Phone Number Hours
Gainesville 220 S. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Map to location
352-374-3609 Mon – Fri
8:15am-5:00pm

Motorist Services Regional Offices

Bureau of Dealer Services

Dealer licenses, complaints and investigations of dealers
Rebuilt inspections

City Address Phone Number Hours
Ocala 318 Southeast 25th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34471
Map to Location
352-512-6782 Mon-Fri
8:00am-5:00pm

By Appointment Only,
Call for Appointment

Other Services

New Florida Residents

  1. Obtain your Florida driver license
  2. Then obtain automobile insurance from a company licensed to do business in Florida
  3. Finally, title and register your vehicle and obtain license plate

See Motor Vehicle Service Centers above for the following information:

  • Registration, tag and title
  • Boats, vessels and trailers
  • Disabled parking permits
  • Transferring a motor vehicle or boat/vessel title
  • Specialty tags

See Driver License Service Centers above for the following information:

  • Florida driver licenses/ID cards
  • Commercial driver licenses

Motorcycle Rider Training

Mobile Home & RV Construction

  • Manufacturing: 850-617-2808
  • Set up & inspection: 850-617-3004

Driver Improvement Schools

Motor Vehicle Dealers

  • For more information on dealer licenses, complaints, investigation of dealers or rebuilt inspections, see a Motorist Services Regional Office above.

Address Change

  • To change an address on a registration, tag, title or boat/vessel/trailer, see a Motor Vehicle Service Center above or visit www.gorenew.com.
  • To change an address on a driver license, see a Driver License Service Center above or visit www.gorenew.com.

Name Change

  • To change a name on a registration, tag, title or boat/vessel/trailer, see a Motor Vehicle Service Center above.
  • To change a name on a driver license, see a Driver License Service Center above.

Renewals or Replacements (Lost or Stolen Items)

  • For more information on renewals or replacements for a registration, tag, title or boat/vessel/trailer, see a Motor Vehicle Service Center above or visit www.gorenew.com.
  • For more information on renewals or replacements for a driver license, see a Driver License Service Center above or visit www.gorenew.com.

Commercial Motor Vehicles & Drivers

Refunds

  • For Driver License related refunds, please use form 73644 and mail with any applicable supporting documentation to the location listed within the form.  You may also send an email to DLRefunds@flhsmv.gov, attaching the form and all applicable supporting documentation.
  • For Vehicle/Mobile Home/Vessels related refunds, please use form 83363 and mail with any applicable supporting documentation to the location listed within the form.  You may also send an email to MVRefunds@flhsmv.gov, attaching the form and all applicable supporting documentation.

Customer Service Center

  • 850-617-2000
  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
  • Automated services available 24 hours, 7 days a week

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