David W. Jordan announced today, under the authority Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Number 20-52 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and declaration of state of emergency, the extension and waiving of delinquency fees of certain licenses. Emergency Order 041320 from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles grants authority to the tax collector to extend certain driver license expirations and waive delinquency fees. These adjustments are as follows:
• The effective period of driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020 is extended by 60 days.
• The effective period of driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after April 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020 is extended by 30 days.
• The effective period of commercial driver licenses and commercial driver instructional permits with expiration on or after March 16, 2020 is extended until June 30, 2020.
• Waive through June 30, 2020, the requirements under section 322.59, Florida Statutes, 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 that was issued for a period of 90 days or longer and that expired on or after March 1, 2020.
• Delinquency fees for the licenses specified are to be waived.
Our Customer Information Center is equipped to answer questions regarding driver license renewals over the phone at 352-343-9602. Customers can also go online at www.laketax.com.