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What is a Hardship License?

A hardship license is a restricted license that is issued in accordance with statutes or by order of the court to an applicant whose driving privileges are currently under suspension or revoked.

Obtaining your Florida hardship license will not provide you will full driving privileges. You will have limited driving privileges generally granting you permission to drive to and from work or driving that is work-related.

Are you eligible for a Florida Hardship License?
If your license has been suspended due to obtaining too many points on your license, are labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) or have been ordered by the courts or judge to complete the 12 Hour ADI Course, you most likely will be eligible to apply for your hardship license. You will need to speak with the nearest Bureau of Administrative Reviews Office to official determine your eligibility.

Location Phone Address
Clearwater (727) 507-4405 4585 - 140th Avenue, North, Suite 1002 33762
Daytona Beach (386) 254-3912 995 Orange Avenue 32114
Ft. Myers (727) 507-4405 4048 Evans Avenue, #305 33901
Ft. Pierce (407) 445-5581 4101 Clacona Ocoee Road, Suite #152 32810
Gainesville (904) 777-2132 7439 Wilson Blvd. 32210
Jacksonville (904) 777-2132 7439 Wilson Blvd. 32210
Lantana (561) 540-1190 1299 W. Lantana Road 33462
Lauderdale Lakes (954) 677-5800 3718 W. Oakland Park Blvd 33311
Melbourne (407) 445-5581 4101 Clacona Ocoee Road, Suite #152 32810
Miami (305) 265-3001 7795 W. Flagler Street, Suite 82C 33144
Orlando (407) 445-5581 4101 Clacona Ocoee Road, Suite #152 32810
Panama City (850) 494-5728 100 Stumpfield Road 32503
Pensacola (850) 494-5728 100 Stumpfield Road 32503
Tallahassee (850) 617-2414 2900 Apalachee Parkway 32399
Tampa (813) 276-5795 2814 E. Hillsborough Ave. 33610
Winter Springs (407) 445-5581 4101 Clacona Ocoee Road, Suite #152 32810

Steps to receive your Florida Hardship License:
Enroll in this Florida 12 Hour ADI (Advanced Driver Improvement) course. Once enrolled you will receive your Free Enrollment Verification Letter.

Contact your local county clerk’s office to get a copy of your 30 day driving record. This letter will have information on your driving history and driving records.

Fill out this FL-DHSMV Division of Driver Licenses Bureau of Administration Reviews Application for Hardship License Form: Application for Hardship License Form

Go to your local DHSMV office and submit your Application for Hardship License Form along with both your 30 day driving record that you receive from the county clerk and your Free Proof of Enrollment Verification Letter we provided you to the Florida Bureau of Administrative Review Office. 

You must bring multiple forms of identification: 

Bring one copy of either your United State birth certificate, Certificate of naturalization, United States Passport, Alien registration card, or Consular proof of birth abroad 

Bring one copy of either your Social Security Card, Recent W-2 Form, Pay check stating your social security number, or any 1099 Form. 

Bring two copies of either your Mortgage, deed, rental agreement or payment booklet, Florida Vehicle registration or title, Utility bill or work order, or a statement from someone you live with along with 2 address documents in that person’s name.

You will be assigned a hearing officer that will determine if you are eligible to receive a Florida Hardship License.

After receive your hardship license you must complete the Florida 12 Hour ADI (Advanced Driver Improvement) course in order to have your driver’s license reinstated. (In most situation if you are a habitual offender (HTO) you will need to finish the 12 Hour ADI course prior to applying for a hardship license.)

After completing the course, and once your suspension time has expired, you can request a full license reinstatement at the same Florida Bureau of Administrative Review Office. 

Now it’s time to start the process of getting your license and driving freedom back. 

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