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The Alachua County Tax Collector is an agent for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Florida residents from any County may receive driver license and motor vehicle services at any of our branches. We provide limited services at our Southwest and Downtown branches, and full service at our Northwest Branch.


The services provided at our Southwest and Downtown Branches are:
  • New License (not requiring a road test)
  • Florida Citizen Original Learners (not requiring a road test)
  • Basic Renewals
  • ID Card and Driver License Replacements
  • CDL Renewals Without Hazmat Endorsement
  • New CDL License Without Hazmat Endorsement
  • CDL Replacement
  • D6 Reinstatement
  • Child Support Reinstatement
  • Failure to Pay Court Financial Obligations Reinstatement

The Tax Collector also provides full Driver License services at the Northwest Branch, located at 5801 NW 34th Blvd in Gainesville.

ATTENTION ROAD TESTERS: Road tests are conducted by appointment only, and all road tests are conducted at our Northwest Branch located at 5801 NW 34th Blvd in Gainesville. Please click HERE to make an appointment.

ATTENTION NEW DRIVERS: If you are upgrading from a learner's permit to an operator's license, you must bring your learner's permit to our office to upgrade. If you do not have your learner's permit, you will have to pay $31.25 for a replacement.



Florida law requires proof of identity, Social Security number, and 2 proofs of residential address for a driver license or ID card. To create a personalized checklist of the documents you need to bring, visit GatherGoGet.com.

1. Identification (bring 1):

U.S. Citizens:
  • Original or certified U.S. birth certificate from a government agency
  • Valid, unexpired U.S. passport or U.S passport card
  • Naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship
Has your name ever changed?
If the name on your identification document doesn’t match your current legal name, you will need to show an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate(s) (or other legal documents) to prove your current name. (Uncertified photocopies of the marriage certificate(s) are not acceptable.)

Please Note: If you are presenting a US birth certificate using a married name (if you are divorced or married), you are required to present an original or certified copy of your marriage license showing how you obtained your current name.

Example: If your birth certificate reads "Mary Alice Doe DOB: 03/06/1970" and your Florida Driver License reads "Mary Alice Smith", we will need an original or certified copy of your marriage license to show how the name changed from Doe to Smith.

Florida marriage licenses generally have the maiden name on the marriage license. If you have been married numerous times and if the maiden name appears on the document which connects you to your current name, that is acceptable. This only applies to US birth certificates. An original or certified copy of your marriage license is not required if you are presenting a US passport in your current name.


Born in Florida and need a copy of your birth certificate?
Alachua County Vital Statistics
Alachua County Health Department
224 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Phone number: (352) 334-7970
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Office of Vital Records
Alachua Office (for Birth Certificates ONLY):
15530 NW US Highway 441 Suite 10010
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone number: (386) 462-2542

Born out of state/country and need a copy of your birth certificate?
Visit VitalChek.

Non-U.S. Citizens:
  • Current permanent resident card (I-551)
  • Current employment authorization card (I-688B, I-766)
  • Valid passport along with proof of current temporary status classification from DHS
Canadian Citizens:
  • Canadian certificate of citizenship
  • Canadian naturalization certificate
  • Valid Canadian passport
  • Original or certified Canadian birth certificate

2. Proof of Social Security Number (Bring 1):

  • Social Security card
  • W-2 form (hand-written not acceptable)
  • Pay check stub showing applicant's name and full number (hand-written not acceptable)
  • SSA-1099, or non-SSA-1099
Please Note: Photocopies are not acceptable.

No Social Security number?
U.S. citizens and permanent residents must present form L-676 from the Social Security Administration. In addition, U.S. citizens, permanent residents and Canadian citizens without a social security number, as well as those with temporary status classifications from DHS, and must bring at least one proof of secondary ID from the list available at GatherGoGet.com.

3. Two proofs of residential address (bring 2):

  • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement or payment booklet or rental agreement
  • Florida voter registration card
  • Florida vehicle registration or title
  • W-2 form or 1099
  • Utility bill, hookup or work order not more than two months old
  • Current automobile or homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
  • Mail from financial institution not more than two months old
  • Medical or health card with address
  • Letter from shelter or half-way house verifying applicant lives at this address
  • Current educational transcripts
No proof of residential address?
If you have no proof of residential address in your own name, you will need a statement from a parent, stepparent, guardian, or other person residing at the same address – along with two proofs of their residential address. If you only have one proof of residential address in your own name, you need a statement – from a parent, stepparent, guardian, or other person residing at the same address – along with one proof of their residential address. The Certification of Address Statement form can be found HERE.


Driver License Fee Schedule for Alachua County Tax Collector

Original/Renew License or Learner’s Permit$54.25
Address Change / Replacement License$31.25
Original/Renew License with Motorcycle Endorsement$61.25
Replacement License adding Motorcycle Endorsement$38.25
Renew License with Motorcycle Endorsement$61.25
Original/Renew/Replace Identification Card$31.25


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Question: Where can I get the latest information on the requirements to obtain a Florida driver license or identification card?

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