New Testing Requirements for Class E Drivers with an Expired License
Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, announced a new State of Florida procedure that will impact drivers whose license has expired for an extended period of time. Effective February 15, 2021, drivers who have allowed their driver license to expire for one year or more will be required to complete the written and vision exams prior to renewing their driver license.
Situations subject to retest requirements include:
- Customers who have completed the Class E knowledge exam but have not had it applied to an issuance within one year of the exam date;
- Customers who downgraded from a driver license to an ID card and the driver license has been expired for one year or more;
- Customers who did not apply to renew their driver license within the one-year delinquent renewal period; and
- Customers applying for a Florida driver license and their out-of-state driver license has been expired for one year or more.
“Class E licenses may be renewed up to 18 months prior to expiration. I encourage everyone to renew early to avoid re-test requirements,” said Lunsford. “Applicants who wish to study for the exam may access the official Florida Driver’s Handbook through our website.”
Deployed military personnel whose license will expire soon may be eligible for an extension.
Visit www.EscambiaTaxCollector.com/military for more information.
Escambia residents can Join the Line, online, at www.EscambiaTaxCollector.com or to renew their eligible license online.