Based on the March 9, 2020 Executive Order issued by Governor DeSantis, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles executed several Emergency Orders extending the effective period of expiring driver licenses/permits among other things. Please see the orders below and keep a copy with you should you be stopped by law enforcement, particularly if traveling out-of-state. 

Emergency Order- 043020: (Please click the link for the full emergency order.) Extends effective period of driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after May 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020 for thirty (30) days. 

Emergency Order-041320: (See some highlights below, click the link for the full emergency order.)

  • Extends the effective period of driver license and identification cards with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020, through April 15, 2020, for sixty (60) days. 
  • Extends the effective period of driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after April 16, 2020, through April 30, 2020, for thirty (30) days. 
  • In conjunction with the waiver issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, extend through June 30, 2020, the effective period of commercial driver licenses and commercial driver instructional permits with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020. 
  • Waive the delinquent renewal fees during the extension periods for these driver licenses/permits. 
  • Allows for distance learning methodologies for DUI Programs. 
  • Waives through June 30, 2020, the requirement that a person who holds a commercial driver license have a medical examination and certification, provided the commercial driver has proof of a valid medical certification issued for a period of 90 days or longer and that expired on or after March 1, 2020.