Driver licenses and ID cards
Honorably discharged military veterans may be eligible for a "Veteran" designation on their driver license or ID card. To qualify for the designation, you must provide documentary proof of your veteran status
, such as a DD-214 reflecting an honorable discharge or a VA card. To add the designation without making any other changes, there is no fee. If additional changes are required, normal transaction fees of $25 and up will apply.
If you're a 100% disabled veteran, you may be exempt from certain driver license or ID card fees. To be considered a 100% disabled veteran, you must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces and have a 100% total and permanent service-connected disability rating for compensation or a service-connected total and permanent disability rating of 100%.
Renewal while deployed or on active duty
If you are on active military duty out of state or out of the country and need to process a driver license or ID card transaction, you may be able to complete your transaction without visiting an office. For additional information, visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' military and veterans driver license and ID card page
Commercial driver license (CDL) skills test waiver
Military members with recent experience driving large trucks in the military may be eligible to obtain a Florida commercial driver license without taking the skills exams normally required. For details, visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' military drivers page
Motor vehicles, boats, and mobile homes
Initial registration fee ($225) exemption
Military members may be eligible to save $225 when registering their vehicle for the first time in Florida. To see a list of required documents and determine your eligibility, see the state's Initial Registration Fee Exemption Affidavit
Based on eligibility, military members may qualify for a specialty military plate in Florida. For details, visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' specialty license plates page
and see the military service license plate application
Free license plate
One tax-free license plate can be issued to a disabled veteran with a 100% service-connected disability. The requirements to qualify are:
- You must be a Florida resident.
- You must provide a letter or card from the Veterans Administration or United States Department of Veterans Affairs indicating you were honorably discharged from the armed forces and have a 100% total and permanent service-connected disability rating for compensation or a service-connected total and permanent disability rating of 100%. The language on the letter or card may include, but isn't limited to, the following:
- 100% total and permanent service-connected disability rating for compensation
- Service-connected total and permanent disability rating of 100%
- 100% service-connected, permanently and totally disabled
- Permanently and totally disabled due to service-connected disability or disabilities
- Payment at the 100% rate due to service-connected disability or disabilities
Per Florida Statute 316.1955
, these license plates may also be used to park in disabled person parking spaces.
Sales tax exemption
You may be exempt from Florida state sales tax when titling and registering vehicles purchased out of state if the vehicle will not be brought into Florida for at least six months. You must print and complete page 14 of the military forms packet
, comply with the requirements listed, and submit with your title application.
Initial registration fee ($225) exemption for original license plates – You must select the “
U.S. Armed Forces” exemption on the Initial Registration Fee Exemption Affidavit
,comply with the requirements listed, and submit the completed form with your title application.
Insurance exemption allows a Florida resident military member stationed in another state to submit out-of-state insurance when registering motor vehicles. You must fill out the Military Insurance Affidavit
, page 4 of the military forms packet, comply with the requirements listed, and sign/print the document to submit with your application. Note: A vehicle maintained in Florida must have Florida insurance.
You can also visit our website at https://govhub.com/fl-duval/fl-duval/forms/title-application
to complete all necessary paperwork which will also have military related forms. You can fill out everything there, it will send a confirmation to you and Title Services. Once all documents are received, Title Services will process it for you.
Hunting and fishing licenses
Military Gold Sportsman's License
Active-duty or retired military service members may be eligible to receive a Military Gold Sportsman's License. This hunting and fishing license is valid for one year from the selected start date and includes the following privileges: freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting and management area, muzzle-loading gun, crossbow, archery, turkey, waterfowl, lobster, deer, and Snook permits. For eligibility requirements, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.
You may purchase this $20 license online (subject to online verification process) at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's hunting and fishing license website
Disabled resident license
Disabled Florida residents may be entitled to a no-fee hunting and fishing license. Eligibility requirements apply. For information and to see if you qualify, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's persons with disabilities hunting and fishing license page
Additional Forms & Links
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Military Packet
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Initial Registration Fee Exemption Affidavit
Military License Plates
FLHSMV Military and Veterans Information