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Duval County DMV Guide

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Duval County was named for William Pope Duval, the first territorial governor of Florida. It is located in Northeast Florida along the Atlantic Ocean. The counties surrounding Duval are Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties. Its population is 778,879 plus and is 918 square miles. Some of its cities include Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Englewood, Jacksonville, and Neptune Beach.

Home to NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, the city enjoys numerous sporting events and world class entertainment. Its pristine beaches offer swimmers, surfers, and sun bathers miles and miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline. The City of Jacksonville also operates the largest urban park system in the United States, providing services to 337 locations on more than 80,000 acres.

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Duval County Services

Shortcuts: DMV Offices   Duval County Clerk of Court

Many government services provided at the county level are available from either the DMV Office or the Clerk of Court - also known as the Clerk of the Ciruit Court. The DMV focuses on licenses and tags for anything that you drive including cars, boats, motorcycles, trucks, RVs and more.

The Duval Clerk of Court delivers an enormous amount of services. Examples include your civil and criminal courts, bail bonds, boating and fishing citations, traffic citations, marriage licenses, adoptions, jury service, parking, passports, and many more.

Duval County DMV Offices & Services

Your Duval County DMV offices provide vehicle registration, drivers licenses, ID cards, tag and title services for cars, trucks, trailers, vessels and mobile homes.


Registration, Tag and Title Services

You can also contact the DMV office for specialty tags, disability parking permits, and transferring a motor vehicle or boat/vessel title. Many of Duval's Florida DMV services are available online or by phone to save you time.

Relocating to Florida

If you are a new Florida resident, you are required to register your vehicle within ten days and get a Florida drivers license within 30 days. If you have an out-of-state drivers license and it has not expired beyond 30 days you can convert your license without taking a written or road test. If you need a drivers license for the first time you must complete a Florida DMV approved four-hour Drug and Alcohol (DATA) course and DMV test on road signs and road rules.


Car Registration and Auto Insurance

Before registering your vehicle, you must obtain Florida Auto Insurance and have verification of the VIN number. The auto insurance must be purchased from an insurance company licensed by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Florida's minimum coverage is $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL). If you have been involved in a crash, or been convicted of certain offenses, you may be required to purchase bodily injury liability coverage (BIL).


More information on Duval County DMV

First Time Driver -New Drivers License Guide

Auto Insurance Requirements -Florida

Learners Permit Requirements

Traffic School Courses -Florida DMV Approved

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and Vehicle Resources


Additional Duval County Information

Florida Highway Patrol   Sheriff's Office Duval County   City of Jacksonville