Tax collector taking over the driver’s license office in South Daytona | New

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will transfer operations from its last driver’s license office outside of South Florida to the Volusia County Tax Collector.

The state plans to close its South Daytona driver’s license office on Wednesday, January 5. The office will reopen in the same location at 8am on Tuesday, January 11, as the office of Will Roberts – Collector of Taxes. The office is at 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. at Sunshine Park Plaza.

Florida law requires elected tax collectors to assume the operations of driver’s license bureaus. After the transition, the only state-run driver’s license offices in Florida will be in Broward and Miami-Dade counties — the two remaining Florida counties that do not have an elected tax collector.

During the three-day shutdown, driver’s license services will be available at 2575 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City. In addition, the state will host a Florida Licensing on Wheels mobile bus in the South Daytona office parking lot during the brief closure.

FLOW mobile services include driver’s licenses, IDs and emergency contact information registration. FLOW services will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Written exams and driving tests are not offered in Orange City or by FLOW mobile units.

Individuals can renew or replace a driver’s license or update an address or ID card online at vctaxcollector.org/renew.

When the office reopens on January 11, services will be provided without an appointment. The calendar will open by January 31 for appointments from February 1. Appointments can be made online at vctaxcollector.org/appt. Walk-in services will be available with appointments.

Volusia County Tax Collector’s Offices allow citizens to renew vehicle or vessel registration, pay property taxes, apply for a handicapped parking plate, or obtain a hunting and fishing. The goal is to add driver’s license services to all offices to create one-stop shops.

The temporary closure of the South Daytona site is necessary to change the state’s network and security systems. The time will also be used to train state employees on Volusia Tax Collector procedures and reorganize the office, Roberts said. All state employees in the South Daytona office have been encouraged to reapply for county jobs to help ease the transition by retaining experienced staff members. Additional team members were also hired.

For more information, visit vctaxcollector.org.

Esther L. Steinbach