Section 322.21, Florida Statutes 2007
322.21 License fees; procedure for handling and collecting fees.--
(1) Except as otherwise provided herein, the fee for:
(a) An original or renewal commercial driver's license is $50, which shall include the fee for driver education provided by s. 1003.48; however, if an applicant has completed training and is applying for employment or is currently employed in a public or nonpublic school system that requires the commercial license, the fee shall be the same as for a Class E driver's license. A delinquent fee of $1 shall be added for a renewal made not more than 12 months after the license expiration date.
(b) An original Class E driver's license is $20, which shall include the fee for driver's education provided by s. 1003.48; however, if an applicant has completed training and is applying for employment or is currently employed in a public or nonpublic school system that requires a commercial driver license, the fee shall be the same as for a Class E license.
(c) The renewal or extension of a Class E driver's license or of a license restricted to motorcycle use only is $15, except that a delinquent fee of $1 shall be added for a renewal or extension made not more than 12 months after the license expiration date. The fee provided in this paragraph shall include the fee for driver's education provided by s. 1003.48.
(d) An original driver's license restricted to motorcycle use only is $20, which shall include the fee for driver's education provided by s. 1003.48.
(e) Each endorsement required by s. 322.57 is $5.
(f) A hazardous-materials endorsement, as required by s. 322.57(1)(d), shall be set by the department by rule and shall reflect the cost of the required criminal history check, including the cost of the state and federal fingerprint check, and the cost to the department of providing and issuing the license. The fee shall not exceed $100. This fee shall be deposited in the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund. The department may adopt rules to administer this section.
(2) It is the duty of the Director of the Division of Driver Licenses to set up a division in the department with the necessary personnel to perform the necessary clerical and routine work for the department in issuing and recording applications, licenses, and certificates of eligibility, including the receiving and accounting of all license funds and their payment into the State Treasury, and other incidental clerical work connected with the administration of this chapter. The department is authorized to use such electronic, mechanical, or other devices as necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.
(3) The department shall prepare sufficient forms for certificates of eligibility, applications, notices, and license materials to supply all applicants for driver's licenses and all renewal licenses.
(4) If the department determines from its records or is otherwise satisfied that the holder of a license about to expire is entitled to have it renewed, the department shall mail a renewal notice to him or her at his or her last known address, not less than 30 days prior to the licensee's birthday. The licensee shall be issued a renewal license, after reexamination, if required, during the 30 days immediately preceding his or her birthday upon presenting a renewal notice, his or her current license, and the fee for renewal to the department at any driver's license examining office.
(5) The department shall collect and transmit all fees received by it under this section to the Chief Financial Officer to be placed in the General Revenue Fund of the state, and sufficient funds for the necessary expenses of the department shall be included in the appropriations act. The fees shall be used for the maintenance and operation of the department.
(6) Any member of the Armed Forces or his or her spouse, daughter, son, stepdaughter, or stepson, who holds a Florida driver's license and who presents an affidavit showing that he or she was out of the state due to service in the Armed Forces of the United States at the time of license expiration is exempt from paying the delinquent fee, if the application for renewal is made within 15 months after the expiration of his or her license and within 90 days after the date of discharge or transfer to a military or naval establishment in this state as shown in the affidavit. However, such a person is not exempt from any reexamination requirement.
(7) Any veteran honorably discharged from the Armed Forces who has been issued a valid identification card by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in accordance with s. 295.17, or has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor to have a 100-percent total and permanent service-connected disability rating for compensation, or has been determined to have a service-connected total and permanent disability rating of 100 percent and is in receipt of disability retirement pay from any branch of the United States Armed Services, and who is qualified to obtain a driver's license under this chapter is exempt from all fees required by this section.
(8) Any person who applies for reinstatement following the suspension or revocation of the person's driver's license shall pay a service fee of $35 following a suspension, and $60 following a revocation, which is in addition to the fee for a license. Any person who applies for reinstatement of a commercial driver's license following the disqualification of the person's privilege to operate a commercial motor vehicle shall pay a service fee of $60, which is in addition to the fee for a license. The department shall collect all of these fees at the time of reinstatement. The department shall issue proper receipts for such fees and shall promptly transmit all funds received by it as follows:
(a) Of the $35 fee received from a licensee for reinstatement following a suspension, the department shall deposit $15 in the General Revenue Fund and $20 in the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund.
(b) Of the $60 fee received from a licensee for reinstatement following a revocation or disqualification, the department shall deposit $35 in the General Revenue Fund and $25 in the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund.
If the revocation or suspension of the driver's license was for a violation of s. 316.193, or for refusal to submit to a lawful breath, blood, or urine test, an additional fee of $115 must be charged. However, only one $115 fee may be collected from one person convicted of violations arising out of the same incident. The department shall collect the $115 fee and deposit the fee into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund at the time of reinstatement of the person's driver's license, but the fee may not be collected if the suspension or revocation is overturned. If the revocation or suspension of the driver's license was for a conviction for a violation of s. 817.234(8) or (9) or s. 817.505, an additional fee of $180 is imposed for each offense. The department shall collect and deposit the additional fee into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund at the time of reinstatement of the person's driver's license.
History.--s. 33, ch. 19551, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(647); s. 33, ch. 20451, 1941; s. 1, ch. 22838, s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945; ss. 2, 3, ch. 24346, 1947; s. 51, ch. 26869, 1951; s. 1, ch. 59-314; s. 2, ch. 61-13; s. 3, ch. 67-242; s. 1, ch. 67-306; ss. 24, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 72-211; s. 1, ch. 73-305; s. 4, ch. 75-228; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 202, ch. 81-259; s. 6, ch. 83-71; s. 7, ch. 83-228; s. 3, ch. 84-314; s. 9, ch. 85-81; s. 7, ch. 85-98; s. 15, ch. 87-356; s. 28, ch. 88-290; s. 12, ch. 89-282; ss. 10, 12, ch. 91-243; s. 13, ch. 93-268; s. 80, ch. 94-306; s. 935, ch. 95-148; s. 970, ch. 2002-387; s. 363, ch. 2003-261; s. 4, ch. 2003-410; s. 81, ch. 2005-164; s. 2, ch. 2006-305.