Here’s What Your Next Driver License Will Look Like

Oct 18, 2017
Originally published on October 17, 2017 5:47 pm

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is rolling out its next generation Driver License and ID cards.

The new design has nearly double the fraud protection measures compared to the previous design, according to DHSMV.

Security features on the new credential include redundant data, ultraviolet (UV) ink and optically variable features.

The design also incorporates designations for lifetime sportsman’s, boater, freshwater, saltwater and hunting licenses, as well as designations for veteran, organ donor, deaf/hard of hearing and developmentally disabled. 

More than 200 service centers are coming online with the new licenses through December. All new credentials issued after January 1 will have the new look.

Current licenses will remain valid until they are replaced or are phased out.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

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