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Clearwater Bureau of Administrative Review Office

The Clearwater Bureau of Administrative Reviews  (BAR) Office is located at the following address:

Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) Office
4585 140th Ave. N.
Suite #1002
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: (727) 507-4405-4585

The hearing officers with the B.A.R. Offices preside over formal review hearings after an administrative suspension related to DUI (for driving with a BAL over .08 DUBAL or refusal to submit to chemical testing).

The State of Florida recently reduced the sixteen (16) Bureau of Administrative Review (B.A.R.) Offices into eight (8) BAR offices. Your formal review hearing will be heard at the Clearwater B.A.R. Office if your arrest occurred in any of the following counties:

  • Pinellas County
  • Charlotte County
  • DeSoto County
  • Highlands County
  • Hardee County
  • Manatee County
  • Sarasota County

The hearing officer also help customers who have a suspended driver’s license, need a hardship license, or wish to show cause why the suspension was entered in error.

Click here to find directions to the Clearwater B.A.R. Office. The office is located in the middle of an office complex. The office hours of the Bureau of Administrative Reviews is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Attorneys for Hearings at the BAR Offices in Clearwater, FL

If you need to schedule a formal review hearing at the Bureau of Administrative Reviews office in Clearwater, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

We attend these hearings in person to represent our clients. We also work with DUI defense attorneys in the surrounding counties if they need in-person coverage at the hearing. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Call 813-250-0500 today.


The Restructuring Plan for the Clearwater B.A.R. Office

The restructuring plan was, in part, the result of a research report concerning the “Statewide Reorganization of the Bureau of Administrative Reviews” prepared for the DHSMV by a gubernatorial fellow, Joshua Winograd, Class XIII.

In addition to closing half of the BAR offices, the report found that hiring and training were inadequate. As a result, the report recommended that only “attorney hearing officers” should be conducting formal review hearings.

Read the full report here:

Florida DHSMV “Statewide Reorganization of the Bureau of Administrative Reviews Research”


Additional Resources

Bureau of Administrative Reviews in Clearwater – Visit the website of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to find a list of office located in Pinellas County including the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) Office, Driver License and Motor Vehicle Service Centers for driver license services only and due services centers located in Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, the Florida Highway Patrol Stations, and Bureau of Dealer Services.



This article was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2019.

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