Motorists required to " Gather Go Get" - Drivers License Update
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, new standards go into effect for obtaining and renewing driver licenses and identification cards. Pinellas County residents will be hearing a lot more about www.GatherGoGet.com as motorists will be required to prove their identity as they Gather documentation, Go to a tax collector or state driver license office, and Get a new driver license or identification card.
"Don't wait until the last minute," said Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson. "It is very important that customers visit www.GatherGoGet.com to get their own personalized list of requirements before visiting any driver license office."
Florida leads the nation in an effort to provide residents with an even more secure identification card. Current Florida license or ID cards will continue to be valid as identification for federal purposes until Dec. 1, 2014 for individuals born after Dec. 1, 1964, and Dec. 1, 2017 for everyone else. After 2014 and 2017, federal agencies will no longer accept a driver license or ID card unless it is REAL ID compliant. Residents will not be allowed to board commercial flights or enter federal facilities unless they have compliant identification.
When visiting an office, applicants must bring original documents that prove identity, Social Security number and residential address (cannot be a post office box).
Proof of Identity (bring one) - certified birth certificate (not hospital), valid US passport, certificate of naturalization or a consular report of birth abroad. (People who have had a legal name change are required to present original or certified copies of all marriage certificates or court orders that show name changes.)
Proof of Social Security Number (bring one) - Social Security card, W-2 form, pay check stubs showing the number, DD-214, school records showing number or documentation from IRS showing number.
Proofs of Residential Address (bring two) - deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement or payment booklet or rental agreement; Florida voter registration card; Florida vehicle registration or title; W-2 form or 1099; utility bill, hookup or work order not more than two months old; current automobile or homeowner's insurance policy or bill; mail from financial institution not more than two months old; medical or health card with address; letter from shelter or half-way house verifying applicant lives at this address; current educational transcripts; statement from an accompanying parent, stepparent or guardian residing at the same address as applicant. The parent or guardian must present proof of residential address. NOTE: Hand-written documents not accepted.
Regardless of when your driver license is up for renewal, we suggest that all motorists visit www.GatherGoGet.com to obtain a personalized list and gather the required documents before visiting a tax collector or driver license office. For more information about Florida ID and other tax collector services, please contact the Pinellas County Tax Collector's office or call the Tax Collector's E-Service Center at (727) 464-7777
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