General documents required for a U.S. citizen

One of the following to prove your identity:

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate
  • Valid U.S. passport or passport card
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Consular report of birth abroad
  • Certificate of Citizenship


Proof of ALL Legal Name Changes Documents (Needed if current name differs from the one on your birth certificate or Passport)

  • Original or certified copy of ALL marriage certificates or court orders showing your name changes. Documents must link the name on your identity document (birth certificate) to your current legal name.

One of the following documents to prove your Social Security number:

  • Social Security Card (with your current name)
  • Typed W-2 form
  • Pay check showing number
  • W-2 or 1099 Form
  • Complete Self-Certification in office

Proof of residential address for ID Card and Class E (must present two of these documents):

  • Deed, mortgage, payment booklet, or rental agreement
  • Florida vehicle registration or title
  • Utility bill or hook-up/work order, not more than two months old
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • If you reside with someone, please provide 2 proofs of their residential address along with a NOTARIZED copy of the Certification of Address 


Commercial Driver License and Commercial Learner's Permit Address requirements as of 06/01/2022:

Effective June 1, 2022, all CLP or CDL applicants must present two proofs of Florida residential address in their name. Applicants must present two proofs from List A or one proof from List A and one proof from List B.

LIST A - CLP / CDL – item presented must be in the applicant’s name.

  1. A recent lease or rental agreement for the residence with a term of 6 months or greater
  2. Current Florida voter registration card
  3. Florida vehicle registration or title
  4. Florida vessel registration or title
  5. Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
  6. Current electricity or water bill
  7. Recent cellular or landline telephone bill
  8. Recent internet service provider bill
  9. Latest property tax bill


LIST B - CLP / CDL - item presented must be in the applicant’s name.

  1. Latest W-2 form or 1099 form
  2. Recent bank statement
  3. Recent credit card statement
  4. Latest military orders
  5. Recent pay stub
  6. Recent official government documents


CLP or CDL applicants unable to provide a proof of residential address from list A, must provide a Declaration of Domicile filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court pursuant to Florida Statues section 222.17 AND one proof of residential address document from list B.

To add the Veteran designation to a license or ID card, veterans please bring the following:

  • DD-214, which shows their honorable discharge from active duty.
  • Veterans who need to obtain a copy of their DD-214, may request it through the National Archives, which provides information on how to make the request online at


Non- U.S. Citizen: Document requirements are the same for Social Security number (if issued) and residential address. To determine acceptable identification documents, visit WhatToBring for a checklist.

If you are unable to locate your Social Security document, please contact The United States Social Security Administration

If you are unable to locate your birth certificate or marriage license, please see the link below to contact the appropriate state's vital statistic office. Where to Write for Vital Records


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