State Systems Unavailable Due to Database Update

Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, announces that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is performing a statewide database update beginning Friday, May 10. All driver license, vehicle and vessel titling and registration systems both in the office and online will be impacted and unavailable until Monday, May 13.

“We anticipate the impact to our systems could begin in the early afternoon on Friday, May 10,” Lunsford said. “The DHSMV hopes to have the systems restored by the time we open our offices on Monday, May 13.”

Driving test appointments will continue throughout the outage; however, a license cannot be issued if the system is offline. This will impact all DHSMV and tax collector offices and online transactions for driver license, identification cards, and title and registration services.

All other tax collector services, such as property tax, business tax receipts, concealed weapon intake, Florida birth certificate and hunting and fishing licensing, will not be impacted.

Customers needing to renew registrations are encouraged to use our Express Lane same-day pick up service at for faster service once the system returns to normal.

The DHSMV anticipates restoring all services by 7 a.m. CDT on Monday, May 13.

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