License suspensions occur for many reasons from driving under the influence or reckless driving to administrative suspensions for child support obligations. Driving under suspension leads to charges ranging from a second-degree misdemeanor to felony charges for subsequent instances.
Protect yourself from charges of driving under suspension by checking your license status.
Online information access
The State of Florida provides an online portal for drivers to confirm the status of their licenses. The process is straightforward.
- Navigate to the state’s online driver licensing portal.
- Enter your driver’s license number in the box provided
- Complete the security check
- Click “Enter”
When you check the status of a minor’s license through this portal, you may have to enter additional data, including the driver’s birthdate and the last four digits of their Social Security number for security purposes.
Direct information access
The online portal offers a convenient and accessible way to check your license status at any time. If you cannot access the online portal or have questions about your license status, contact your local licensing center directly. You can call, submit questions through the MyDMV portal or visit the licensing center in person. Sometimes suspensions require a reinstatement fee to restore driving privileges. They can provide those details or process a payment for you.
Monitoring your license status protects you from unknowingly driving under suspension. It also alerts you when your license nears its renewal period. The more attentive you are to your licensing status, the less risk you face of additional charges beyond a suspension.