Effective Monday, January 31st, 2022, our new office at 5830 NW 34th Blvd will be open. It’s located just across the street from our current location. We are consolidating two outdated buildings into one high-efficiency center to better serve our customers.
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We are now partnering with All Florida Safety Institute, a state contracted third party administrator authorized by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). This option may be suitable for students who need practice, need a same day appointment, or a Saturday appointment. Please note, licensees will return to the Tax Collector’s office to process their license upon satisfactory completion of their exam.
All Florida Safety Institute is an additional option and provides the following:
- Business hours and after-hours testing, including Saturdays
- Same day testing appointments
- Drivers License tests, written and road skills (fees apply)
- Practice tests (fees apply)
- A vehicle for testing (fees apply)
- Testing results uploaded immediately upon completion to the FLHSMV
*Fees charged by AFSI are separate from the cost of the driver license.
To book an appointment with All Florida Safety Institute visit their website at: https://allfloridasafetyinstitute.com/alachua-county/
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending the REAL ID full enforcement by 19-months from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. See Department of Homeland Security Press Release here.
In order to ensure Class E driver license customers, who have not operated a vehicle for one year or more, remain knowledgeable of vehicle driving laws, effective February 15, 2021, these customers will be required to complete and pass the Class E knowledge exam to obtain a Class
E driver license.
Customers who have allowed their Class E driver license to expire for one year or more, whether due to a license sanction or downgrading to an identification card, will be required to complete the Class E knowledge exam and vision exam prior to obtaining an original Class E driver license.
Customers who have completed the Class E knowledge exam that has not been applied to an issuance within one year of the exam date, are not valid for issuance and will require retesting. Examples of when a customer will be required to re-test for their original Class E driver license
- Customer downgraded from a Class E to an ID card due to a license sanction and the driver license on record has been expired for one year or more.
- Customer’s Florida Class E expired, and the customer did not apply to renew the Florida driver license within the one-year delinquent renewal period.
- Customer is applying for an original Florida Class E license and their out-of-state driver license has been expired for one year or more.
- Customer completed their Class E knowledge exam and did not obtain their Class E driver license within one year of the exam pass date.
Our Downtown office was included in the Art in Public Places project. This program was established in 1979 by the Florida Legislature. Public Art refers to artwork that is located in the public’s space such as in the lobby or outside a state, local government or private facility. Public art is either purchased for the space or an artist will be commissioned to create a specific piece of artwork to reflect distinctive qualities of the space, its function, natural surroundings, architectural environment, or neighborhood identity. Beth Ravitz is the artist selected by the committee to create our display and we provided her with recycled license plates to create our project. It took her months to complete and an entire day to install it.
We think she knocked it out of the park!! It’s even prettier in person.
Alachua County Tax Collector
12 SE 1st Street
County Administration Building
Gainesville, FL, 32601