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Advisory 9: March 26, 2020- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends REAL ID to October 1, 2021

March 26, 2020- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends REAL ID to October 1, 2021

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending the REAL ID Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-13) until October 1, 2021. DHS will accompany the announcement with a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days. 

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Advisory 6: March 19, 2020 – Alachua County Tax Collector Lobby Locations Closed

March 19, 2020 – Alachua County Tax Collector Lobby Locations Closed

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 all Alachua County Tax Collector Office lobby locations will be Closed to the Public until further notice. While office locations will be closed to the public, customers can continue to process transactions online at AlachuaCollector.com, by phone at 352-374-5236 or through the mail.

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Advisory 3: March 16, 2020 – Road Tests Cancelled Until Further Notice

March 16, 2020 – Road Tests Cancelled Until Further Notice

Effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, and until further notice, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles has suspended driving road tests. For the protection of our citizens and our staff, the Alachua County Tax Collector’s office is also suspending all driving road tests until further notice. Pre-scheduled appointments are effectively cancelled and future exam appointments are unavailable until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our part of social distancing to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

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Advisory 2: March 16, 2020 – Emergency Order Executed by the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)

March 16, 2020 – Emergency Order Executed by the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)

The Emergency Order extends all Florida driver licenses (including Florida Commercial Driver Licenses) and identification cards that will expire in the next 30 days. All Florida driver licenses and identification cards set to expire in the next 30 days will be granted a 30-day extension beyond their current expiration date. This Order extends the effective period of all driver licenses and identification cards that will expire between March 16, 2020, and April 15, 2020, for 30 days.  In addition, delinquent fees will be waived during the extension period for these driver licenses and identification cards. FLHSMV recommends Floridians traveling out of the state print the Executive Order and carry it with their driver license.  A copy of this Emergency Order is available on the Department’s website.