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DHSMV implements fee waivers for those impacted by Irma
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The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is waiving certain driver license and motor vehicle service fees for individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The following DHSMV driver license and motor vehicle fees are currently waived through Oct. 9:

• Delinquent fee for a late renewal of a driver license or vehicle registration that resulted from severe weather or office closure during Hurricane Irma;

• Fee to replace a driver license or ID card if severe weather caused the loss of a credential;

• Fee for a duplicate title certificate or vehicle registration if severe weather caused the loss of a title or vehicle registration; and

• The $10 expedited title print-on-demand fee for total loss vehicle title related to damage from Hurricane Irma (if liens have been satisfied). This waiver has no end date.

Individuals that qualify must visit a service center to receive the fee waiver.

For regular driver license and motor vehicle services, DHSMV encourages customers to access its online services available 24/7 at GoRen­ew.co­m, especially in areas where Hurricane Irma has impacted transportation and forced service center closures.

Certain driver license suspensions are also eligible for online reinstatement services at the DHSMV DLCheck webpage or via automated phone line at 850-617-3000. Please note that fee waiver transactions cannot be processed online.

All Pinellas County Tax Collectors offices reopened Monday, including the Call Center. Offices include:

• North County office, 29399 Hwy 19 N., Suite 100, Clearwater

• Gulf to Bay - 1663 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater

• Mid County - 13025 Starkey Road, Largo

• Skyway - 1067 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg

• Courthouse - This office does not process driver license or motor vehicle transactions. - 315 Court St., third Floor, Clearwater

• South County - This office does not offer driver license exam testing or road tests. - 1800 66th St. N., St. Petersburg

Since offices were closed for a week due to Hurricane Irma, the county tax collector anticipates offices will be busier than usual when they reopen and in the coming weeks. When possible use the online services at taxco­llect­.com. Online services include:

• Driver license renewals and address changes (if already REAL ID compliant)

• Registration renewals

• Tourist Development Tax payments (due September 20)

• Property Tax installment payments (due September 30)

“Many Floridians have felt the effect of Hurricane Irma and DHSMV understands the impacts to our customers,” said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “To aid in the recovery effort, DHSMV is committed to providing all possible assistance to Florida residents. We are proud to serve as a resource in this time of need.”

For a listing of all driver license and motor vehicle service centers, visit www.f­lhsmv­.gov/­locat­ions. Individuals should also check to see if the service center they plan to visit is open by visiting the emergency office closures webpage.
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