Applying for Driver License or Identification Card
Driver license and identification card services are offered in both offices of the Walton County Tax Collector’s Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In 2010, Florida became a Real I.D. state, which requires individuals renewing or obtaining a new license or ID card to prove his/her identity, social security number and residential address with new documentation requirements.
To ensure you are bringing in the documents required for you to successfully complete your transaction, please visit WhatToBring for a checklist.
Driver License Testing
If you are applying for a driver license in Florida, you may be required to take the following:
- Hearing - Drivers applying for a license who are deaf, or cannot hear conversation spoken in a normal tone of voice, are restricted to driving with an outside rearview mirror which should be mounted on the left side of the vehicle, or wearing of a hearing aid.
- Vision - Vision testing, using an eye machine located on the counter, is conducted in all driver license offices. Visual acuity readings worse than 20/40 are referred to an eye specialist. Color blindness will not cause any special condition for licensing.
- Road Signs - A knowledge exam is required to be taken. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice scenario-based questions about traffic laws and traffic signs. Individuals must answer 40 questions correctly to pass. Those preparing to take the knowledge exam are strongly encouraged to study the handbook.
- Driving Test - You must provide a vehicle for the driving test. The vehicle must have a valid tag, proof of insurance, and pass a vehicle inspection. During the driving test, the examiner will observe your ability to control the vehicle and howwell you obey traffic laws.
Driver license handbooks, motorcycle handbooks and commercial driver license handbooks are available in both offices. There is no charge for the handbooks and may be returned for re-use. These handbooks can be viewed online.
Note: Customers applying for a commercial driver license should consider that the commercial driver license is a professional license with more testing requirements than other licenses. If you wish to apply for a commercial driver license, please obtain a study manual before testing. Check Your Driver License/ ID Card Validity
Visit the link below to determine if you have a valid driver license, check your online insurance update, driving school eligibility, update your social security number, and access your minor child’s driving history.
Renew License Online