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Florida Facts


Florida Voter Registration

Contact the Supervisor of Elections office for information on registering to vote, 850-689-5600.

Source: Supervisor of Elections, Okaloosa County, FL
Website: http://govote-okaloosa.com/

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Florida Driver's License

Identification: U.S. Citizens

Bring one of the following original documents as proof of your identity:

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate, including territories and District of Columbia (a hospital birth certificate is not acceptable)
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Consular report of birth abroad

Social Security Number

Bring one original of the following documents that show your complete name and Social Security number:

  • Social Security card (must be an original in your current full name)
  • W-2 form
  • Paycheck or stub
  • SSA-1099
  • Any 1099 (not handwritten)

Two Proofs of Residential Address

Bring two different documents from the following list showing your residential address (Internet printouts or faxes of these documents are acceptable) In order to obtain a Florida drivers license the first time, you will need to appear in person for your photo. Be sure to have your physical address and vehicle insurance in place. You will be required to surrender you previous drivers license at this time.

Non-commercial Class E licenses are acceptable for anyone driving a vehicle less than 26,001 pounds and/or driving an RV for recreational purposes only.

  • Florida vehicle registration or title
  • Florida boat registration or title (if living on a boat/houseboat)
  • Automobile payment booklet
  • Selective Service card
  • Medical or health card with address listed
  • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
  • W-2 form or 1099 form
  • Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, or cell phone bill not more than two months old
  • Mail from federal, state, county, or city government agencies
  • Certificate of Address form https://www.flhsmv.gov/pdf/forms/71120.pdf

For more proofs of residential address and more information go to:
www.gathergoget.com

Driver License Fees:
Valid as of July 1, 2013

  • Class E Original $54.25
  • Class E Renewal $54.25
  • Class E Replacement $31.25
Name Change

If you have ever legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order. No photocopies will be accepted unless certified by the issuing authority. For multiple name changes, you must show a document trail linking your current name to your chosen proof of identity. Marriage licenses must be from a governmental agency. Church issued marriage licenses cannot be accepted. If presenting a valid U.S. Passport and the name on your passport is your current name, you are not required to present additional name change documents.

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Florida Residency

Our mail service provides you with a personal mail box number as well as a legal, physical address. This address can help you to establish Florida residency if you wish. If you choose to use our address as a permanent homebase for driver's license and residency then a physical presence in Crestview, Florida in Okaloosa county will be required.

You do not have to claim legal residency in Florida to use our mail service. A large part of our customers are part-time travelers (snowbirds) and use our service as a mailing address only.

You are considered a Florida resident when your true, fixed, or permanent home and/or principal establishment is in Florida. You can establish Florida residency by filing a declaration of domicile, qualifying for homestead exemption, or registering to vote.

The advantages of being a Florida Resident:

  • No state income tax.
  • No personal property tax
  • No tax on retirement pension checks
  • No emission testing requirements
  • No annual RV or vehicle inspections
  • Drivers license valid for 9 yrs (renewable online)
  • Low annual vehicle registration fees
  • Quality healthcare and health insurance
  • Florida voted most beautiful & friendly RV parks
  • Discounts for FL residents to state parks
  • Discounts for FL residents to Disney World

Note: Crestview Florida is located in Okaloosa County which is ranked #4 in the entire state for the lowest vehicle insurance premium rates.

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Florida Taxes

  • No personal property tax
  • No tax on pension check
  • State sales tax is 6.00%

Source: Florida Department of Revenue
Website: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/

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Florida Vehicle Registration

  • Cost for first time registration of a passenger vehicle in Florida is approximately $413.40. (Fees include transferring title, 1st year registration fee and new license plate.)
  • We provide your legal physical address.
  • Annual renewal of vehicle registration is from $65 to $95 per year-based on vehicle weight. RV registration renewal is approximately $95 per year. Annual renewals can be done online at www.gorenew.com or by mail.
  • No inspections or emissions testing requirement in this county. (No annual trips to Florida are necessary.)
  • Sales tax may be collected on vehicles purchased within 6 months of registration application. (Documentation of at least 6% sales tax paid on purchase must be provided to avoid being charged.)
  • If you have previously owned vehicles in Florida and have purchased a Florida license plate that you no longer use, you can save the $225.00 initial registration fee on a passenger vehicle.

Be prepared to provide the following documentation:

  1. Original title
  2. Proof of Florida Insurance
  3. Vehicle identification number (VIN) verified by a police officer if not presenting the vehicle in person
    https://www.flhsmv.gov/pdf/forms/71120.pdf
  4. Bill of sale for vehicles purchased in the last 6 months
  5. Register by mail paperwork and lienholder Letter - See this link for more information on the Lienholder Letter: Click Here

Estimate of Fees as of July 1, 2013
Title Fee: $ 88.25
Lien Fee: $2.00
Initial Registration Fee: $225.00
New Metal Plate Fee: $28.00
Decal Fee: $70.15
Estimated Total Fees: $413.40

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Florida Local Insurance Agency

Acentria Insurance.
301 North Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536

Phone: 850-682-2519
Fax: 850-689-3375
Website: www.legacyinsurancenwf.com

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Helpful Resources

Reference Links
Florida GoRenew
Okalossa County Tax Collector

Crestview Tax Office
(DMV, Vehicle registration, Superviser of Elections)
302 Wilson St N
Crestview, FL, 32536
Phone: (850) 651-7300
Location: Brackin Building
Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (CST)
No appt necessary

Crestview Chamber of Commerce
1447 Commerce Dr
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 682-3212

Wells Fargo Bank
320 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 682-2737

CCB Community Bank
1290 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 682-0484

Destin Village RV Resort
81 Payne St
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
(850) 886-3813

Eagles Landing RV Park
4504 Log Lake Rd
Holt, FL 32564
(850) 537-9657

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