Driver's License Reinstatement Day in Hillsborough County


On Friday morning, January 8, 2016, at the George Edgecomb Courthouse located at 800 E. Twiggs Street, in Tampa, FL, the court is holding a reinstatement day to reduce fees and help people get their driver’s license reinstated. Relief will only be granted for tickets issued in Hillsborough County. You do not need an attorney to participate in the program.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will be onsite to issue Driver’s Licenses. Proof of identification is required before a driver's license will be issued.

The flyer for this upcoming event promises limited availability. Cases will be handled on a first come first serve basis so apply early. It is probably a good idea to obtain a copy of your driving record before you apply so that you can fill out the form correctly. Participants must be pre-registered between December 7-28, 2015. You can apply online on the clerk of court website.

If you are qualified based on the answers that you provide then your court record and driving record will be reviewed. If you are deemed eligible then the Clerk will add you to the docket and and mail you a notice letting you know where to appear. If you are not eligible, the clerk promises to give you a call by phone.

Click here for more information on the Driver’s License Reinstatement Day in Hillsborough County.

The purpose of the program is to help individuals who have a suspended driver’s license and may be eligible to have their Florida Driver’s License reinstated. The benefit of the program is that fees can be reduced following a determination of eligibility and a judicial hearing.

Those with suspensions resulting from the following violations should pre-register for the Driver’s License Restatement Day:
  1. No Valid Drivers License;
  2. Failure to Pay suspensions; 
  3. Citations in Collections; 
  4. Failure to Appear; and
  5. Outstanding Civil Traffic Citations.  
Individuals with the following suspensions are not eligible to participate during Driver’s License Reinstatement Day:
  1. Child Support Suspensions;
  2. DUI suspensions or revocations; 
  3. Habitual Traffic Offender revocations; 
  4. Felony Involved Traffic Offenses; 
  5. An Outstanding Capias or Warrant. 
If any of the above statements apply to you then you may still be eligible to have your license reinstated, but you may need to consult with an attorney about your options.

According to the clerk's office webpage on the event, it is hosted by the Public Defender's Office, the State Attorney's Office, the 13th Judicial Circuit Clerk, Senator Arthenia L. Joyner, and Representatives Dana Young, Darryl Rouson, Janet Cruz.

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