This week, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) expanded its issuance of a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card to Osceola County and is available via the Osceola County Tax Collector’s Office!
Florida’s new driver license and ID card is uniquely Florida! The card front incorporates a pastel-colored linear rendering of the Florida state seal and a large orange “FL” over a stark white base. On the card back, an image of the state of Florida rests among ocean waves and the year 1845 is displayed, referring to the year Florida became the 27th state in the Union.
Photograph images will now be printed with a transparent background and appear in four locations on the credential.
“We understand our customers’ credential is the most valuable item in their wallet,” said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “Through coordination with law enforcement, tax collectors and our statewide partners, Florida’s new credential is the most secure over-the-counter credential on the market today, delivering enhanced security features, up-to-date technology, convenient designations and a design unique to the Sunshine State.”
The new design includes nearly double the fraud protection measures compared to the previous design and provides the most secure over-the-counter credential on the market today. Security features on the new credential include redundant data, ultraviolet (UV) ink and optically variable features.
“DHSMV has worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement officers, tax collectors and stakeholders to offer a credential that is both secure and convenient for Floridians,” stated Robert Kynoch, Director of Motorist Services. “The new credential uses the latest technology to safeguard personal information and make it highly difficult for criminals to alter or counterfeit credentials.”
Along with critical anti-fraud features, the new design incorporates designations for lifetime sportsman’s, boater, freshwater, saltwater and hunting licenses, as well as designations for veteran, organ donor, deaf/hard of hearing and developmentally disabled.
A list of documentation required to obtain designations is available at www.osceolataxcollector.org By the end of 2017, the new credential will be available at all service centers throughout Florida and online. Individuals will only need to renew their driver license or identification card upon its expiration or if a required change is needed, such as a name or address change. Though previous driver license and identification cards will still be in use alongside the new credential until they are replaced or phased out, all credentials issued after January 1, 2018, will have the new look and security features. For more information visit us at www.osceolataxcollector.org.