If your license is scheduled to expire when you are deployed or stationed outside Florida, you are encouraged to renew before you deploy or move. Florida drivers may renew a license up to 18 months prior to the expiration date printed on the license.
If eligible, you may renew your license by mail or online.
If you are not eligible to renew online and hold a Class E (operator) driver license, the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles can issue a military extension card that extends the expiration date of the license you currently hold until 90 days after you permanently return to Florida or are discharged from the military. You may delay the purchase of a driver license renewal by requesting this free extension card. Click here for an extension application.
If you have a commercial driver license (Class A, B, or C), your license must be renewed; we cannot extend commercial licenses. If you are interested in renewing your license by mail, click here and select Military Personnel-Need Florida License from the drop-down menu to request a renewal packet be sent to you by mail or e-mail.
Veterans – veteran designation can be added to a driver license if the veteran is honorably discharged. It is an additional $1.00 fee and we will need to see your DD-214 or other acceptable document. Please see Veteran’s Designation for a list of acceptable documents