Driver’s license services return to Coral Gables Branch Library

Coral Gables residents no longer have to travel outside the city to get to a driver’s license office and then wait hours to be helped.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has opened a mobile office at the Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St. DHSMV staff will set up mobile computer stations inside the library on the second Monday of the month, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walkins are welcome.

Gables Mayor Jim Cason asked city manager Pat Salerno to find a way to make driver’s license services more convenient and accessible for residents. City staff located a site within the city and coordinated the implementation of this program with DHSMV, Miami-Dade Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Miami- Dade Public Library System.

The mobile units provide residents with a convenient method to renew a driver’s license, obtain a replacement driver’s license, change a name or address on a driver’s license, get an identification card, and order specialty license plates. Driving or written tests will not be available at this location. Customers also can renew vehicle tags and get a vehicle plate when a replacement is needed, services that are not offered at any main office.

In May of 2010, DHSMV closed its local office. The nearest main office is currently located at the Mall of Americas. DHSMV requires specific documentation depending on the service. For a checklist of accepted documents pick up a checklist at City Hall’s Help Desk.

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