There are several reasons why a driver license might be suspended or revoked and, depending on the circumstances, there may be varying requirements for reinstatement.
You can check the status of your driver license by visiting the FLHSMV online.
Financial Responsibility Suspensions
Florida Insurance Requirements:
- If you no longer own the vehicle and the Florida tag and registration is valid, you must surrender the Florida tags and registration immediately upon canceling the Florida insurance at one of our offices
- All licensed insurance companies who report to FLHSMV provide the policy initiation or cancellation electronically
- If your insurance company notifies us that you canceled a policy, and no other active policy is reported by another insurance company, the department sends a letter notifying you to provide the required insurance coverage information. You may also receive a letter from FLHSMV to verify your insurance as a result of a crash
- If you have received a Notice of Suspension regarding an insurance case, the links below will provide information on how to keep your license valid. Your letter will have a number at the bottom right-hand corner called the ‘FR Sanction’ number. The first digit in this number tells you what kind of case you have. Click the link that matches the number of your case
- FR100 - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)
- FR200 - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)
- FR700 - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)
- FR800 - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)
- FR900 - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
- A first–time DUI will result in a six-month to one-year revocation, effective on the conviction date
- A first-time DUI with serious injury will result in at least a three-year revocation, effective on the conviction date
- To apply for a hardship driver license you will need to have proof of completion from a DUI program and treatment provider if referred by the court, and provide said proof to your local Bureau of Administrative Reviews office
- Section 193, Florida Statutes, mandates ignition interlock devices (IID) be installed on the vehicles of certain persons convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- For information on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Ignition Interlock Device (IID) revocations visit the FLHSMV online.
Medical Revocations or Suspensions
- Florida law authorizes any physician, person, or agency to report an applicant or licensed driver who may be unsafe to operate a motor vehicle due to a medical condition to FLHSMV
- These referrals must be based on medical conditions or symptoms that could affect safe driving and not the age of the driver
- If a medical review is necessary, the driver is notified in writing that they are under medical review and they are required to provide medical information from their physician within 45 days
- The medical information is forwarded to the Medical Advisory Board for review and recommendation. If approved, the driver may be required to take a re-examination and/or submit a follow-up medical report as a condition of licensure
- However, if the driver has a medical condition that affects their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and their records indicate they pose a risk to public safety, their driving privilege will be denied
- For information on Medical or Vison revocations or suspensions, or for information on the medical process, please click visit the FLHSMV online.