Residency, Driver's Licenses and Voting in Florida

To become an official Florida resident, file a declaration of domicile. The document states that you reside at a certain address and is notarized by the Clerk of the County Court. Contact the Clerk at (386) 822-5711 Monday through Friday excepting legal holidays between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:30p.m

Volusia County Courthouse - DeLand
101 N. Alabama
DeLand, FL 32724

Volusia County Courthouse Annex - Daytona Beach
125 E. Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Volusia County Justice Center - Daytona Beach
251 N. Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Volusia County Courthouse Annex - New Smyrna Beach
124 N Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

New residents must register their vehicles in Florida within 10 days of gaining employment or enrolling children in school. To register a vehicle, be prepared to provide the Volusia County Tax Collector's office with your current driver's license, proof of Florida auto insurance, prior registration certificate and ownership title. The vehicle identification number will be verified, and you will need to apply for a Florida license plate. The fee depends on the vehicle's weight. Newcomers also must apply for a Florida Title Certificate if there is a lien on the vehicle; you should bring your payment book to the Tax Collector's office. Contact the Tax Collection Division, 123 West Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720-4602. Phone: (386) 736-5938

Drivers Licenses
Any driver who becomes a Florida resident must obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of seeking permanent residency here. You must register your vehicle(s) and get Florida Auto Tags before getting your driver's license. New residents are required to pass only a visual examination if they have a valid license from another state, and no moving violations within the last three years. Test appointments are recommended. A new driver's license costs $20 and is valid for six years. Drivers must be at least 16 years old to qualify for a driver's license, and 15 years old to obtain a restricted learner's permit. The local driver's license office is located at 310 Jean Street, Daytona Beach (one block east of Nova Road, off of Orange Avenue). Phone: (386) 238-3142.

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Dept
310 Jean St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 238-3140

Registering to Vote
Residents of Volusia County are urged to become registered voters. To be eligible to register to vote in Florida, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, a resident of Florida, in possession of his/her voting rights (not having had them taken away by a court of law).

Residents may register to vote by completing a Florida Voter Registration Application and mailing it to the Volusia County Department of Elections, PO Box 1467, DeLand, FL 32721. Application forms are available at all Volusia County Libraries, all local Chambers of Commerce, and most banks and financial institutions. Residents also may register to vote at the same time they apply for their Florida driver's license, through the State Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Phone: (386) 257-6000 or (386) 736-5930.

Volusia County 254-4690
250 N. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, 32114
Tel: (386) 254-4690

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