Driver License Reinstatement Days

Effective October 1, 2019, Florida law requires each clerk of court to establish a Driver License Reinstatement Days program for reinstating suspended driver licenses. The clerk of court in each county may work collaboratively with DHSMV, the state attorney’s office, the public defender’s office, the circuit and county courts, and any interested community organization.

The law encourages clerks to offer the event outside of regular business hours or on a weekend. Participants must pay the full license reinstatement fee; however, the clerk may compromise or waive other fees and costs not ordered by a court to facilitate reinstatement.

The clerk is required to report specified data to the Florida Clerks of the Court Operations Corporation relating to the costs and success of the program.

Attorney for Driver License Reinstatement Days in Florida

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients accused of driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license in Florida. Our main office is located in Tampa, FL. We have a second office in New Port Richey in Pasco County, FL.

Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case.

Eligibility for Florida’s Driver License Reinstatement Days Program

A person is eligible for the Driver License Reinstatement Days program if his or her driver license or driving privilege was suspended for:

  • Driving without a valid license;
  • Driving with a suspended license;
  • Failing to make a payment on penalties in collection;
  • Failing to appear in court for a traffic violation; or
  • Failing to comply with directives for a traffic infraction or driver license offense.

A person is not eligible for reinstatement under the program if his or her driver license or driving privilege is suspended or revoked:

  • Because the person failed to fulfill a court-ordered child support obligation;
  • For DUI;
  • Because the person has not completed a required driver training program, driver improvement course, or alcohol or substance abuse education or evaluation program;
  • For a traffic-related felony; or
  • Because the person is a habitual traffic offender.

This article was last updated on Friday, July 28, 2019.