Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lee County Florida DMV Guide

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Lee County is located in Southwest Florida and borders the Gulf of Mexico. It was established in 1823 from Monroe County and named for General Robert E. Lee. It is 1,211 square miles and has a population of 440,800 plus. Some of its cities include Boca Grande, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Estero, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, and Sanibel Island.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are known for its 15 miles of shelling beaches. You can rent bikes and boats while enjoying the outdoor activities on the islands and in the wildlife refuge. There are also historic sites throughout Lee County. In Fort Myers you can visit Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s winter estates. The estates includes 20 acres of historic buildings and gardens.

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Lee County Services

Shortcuts: DMV Offices   Lee 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.

Your Lee County 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.

Lee County DMV Offices & Services

Your Lee 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 Lee'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 Lee County DMV

First Time Driver -New Drivers License Guide

Auto Insurance Requirements -Florida

Learners Permit Requirements

Traffic School Courses -Florida DMV Approved


Additional Lee County Resources

Florida Highway Patrol   Sheriff’s Office

Ft Myers Police Department