Driver's Licenses and Voting in Florida
To become an official
Florida resident, file a declaration of domicile. The document states that
you reside at a certain address and is notarized by the Clerk of
the County Court. Contact them at 190 Governmental Ctr, Rm. 234
32501-5796, Pensacola, FL. Phone: (850) 438-6500. Business Hours:
9:00am- 4:00 pm.
New residents must register their vehicles in
Florida within 10 days of gaining employment or enrolling children in school.
To register a vehicle, be prepared to provide the Miami-Dade County
Tax Collector's office with your current driver's license, proof
Florida auto insurance, prior registration certificate and ownership title.
The vehicle identification number will be verified, and you will
need to apply for a
Florida license plate. The fee depends on the vehicle's weight. Newcomers
also must apply for a
Florida Title Certificate if there is a lien on the vehicle; you should
bring your payment book to the Tax Collector's office. Contact them
at P. O. Box 1312 Pensacola 32591. Phone (850) 438-6500.
Florida law requires that new state residents apply for a Florida
driver's license within 30 days. But first, register your car as
The Department of Motor Vehicles will need to
see proof of your
Florida vehicle registration, your out-of-state driver's license and your
social security card. If you own a
Florida -registered vehicle, bring the registration as well. If your out-of-state
license is valid, you need only take a vision test. A written exam
and driver's test is required if your license is invalid or if you
are applying for your first license. The written exam is based on
Florida Driver's Handbook and the driver must supply the vehicle for the
test. A license is valid for six years. Contact the driver license
office at 100 Stumpfield Road, Pensacola Florida (850) 484-5016
Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm (Central Time).
Registering to Vote
To vote, you must register in your county of residence. You are
eligible to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, county resident and
at least 18 years old by the next election. To register, fill out
a form and swear an oath that you live in the county. Your voter
registration card will be mailed to you before the next election.
For information on registration locations near you, call the Escambia
County Supervisor of Elections Office at 223 Palafox Place Room
400, Pensacola, Florida 32502. Phone (850) 595-3900 Fax (850)595-3914
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