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Document Requirements (as set forth by the Sarasota County Tax Collector and Drivers License Office)


Document Requirements for Driver's License and ID Card
In compliance with the federal Real ID law, in 2010 Florida was one of the first states to begin issuing Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards. This means that when you come to our office to obtain, renew or replace a Florida driver's license or ID card, you must bring original documents from 1, 2 and 3 below. All documents will be returned to you and your current driver's license or ID card must be surrendered. Visit the Florida DMV's website(link is external) for a complete listing of documents needed and other information related to obtaining your driver's license or ID card.

1. Identification

Bring One (originals only):
If your current name is different than the name on your document below, see 1A.
Limited exceptions may be available if born 1945 or prior; contact us for more details.

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate (hospital certificate not accepted)
  • U.S. passport (may be current or expired)
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Consular report of birth abroad
  • Permanent Resident (Green) Card (1A. does not apply)

1A. Name change due to marriage or court order

  • Government issued or certified copy of EACH marriage certificate (church certificate may be acceptable for persons born 1945 or prior)
  • Court order(s) that show your name change(s) (copy not accepted

 2. Social Security Number with the same name as 1 or 1A above

Bring One (original only) must show complete number:

  • Social Security card
  • W-2 form or 1099
  • Medicare or Medicaid card with your Social Security number
  • Any government issued document showing name and complete Social Security number

If you cannot locate any of the documents, but know your complete number and it matches Social Security records, an affidavit will be provided for your completion

3. Residential Address – not post office box

Bring Two (of 2 different sources):

Customers who do not have any of the above documents in their name may provide two proofs of residential address from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom they reside. In addition, a Certification of Address(link is external) form must be completed.

3. Special Document Requirements



  • D214 showing honorable discharge
    Note: reduced fee with VA proof of 100% service connected disabilit

Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

  • Current Medical Card

Why We're Different

Board Certification as a DUI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. Formal NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given by police in DUI cases. Formal training as a NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluator. ("Drug Evaluation & Classification") Formal training to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida's official breath test instrument. Extensive experience in teaching other attorneys how to handle DUI cases. Hundreds of jury trials both as defense lawyer and as prosecutor.