COVID-19 Emergency Order by FLHSMV

COVID-19 Emergency Order (Pursuant to Executive Order 20-52)

On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-52 providing that “[e]ach state agency may suspend the provision of any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or the orders or rules of that agency, if strict compliance with the provision of any such statute, order, or rule would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency.”

Accordingly, the Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles authorizes the following:

Extend the effective period of driver licenses1 and identification cards with expiration dates of March 16, 2020, to April 15, 2020, for thirty (30) days.

Waive the delinquent renewal fees during the extension period for these driver licenses and identification cards. This order shall expire on the earlier of the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 20-52, unless extended by me.

Executed this 15th day of March, 2020.

Terry L. Rhodes, Executive Director
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles