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Old 12-01-2009, 06:06 AM
Location: Orlando
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You've gotten some great information...here's a couple tricks to avoid the lines.......
Some driver's license offices are closed on Monday...don't know why...just are...so everybody that went on Monday will go on Tuesday...thus a terrible line....Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings are the best times to get your license if you don't make an appointment. The lines start to pick up again with people wanting to get things done before the weekend. You might also want to try the out of the way offices like Ocoee. The Winter Park office would be my LAST choice.

If you choose to go to the location in the courthouse, go early in the morning...traffic court begins at 8am and once the cases get settled, people head straight to there. I thought I was slick because alot of people didn't know about that office, I worked right near there, so I tried it. I didn't even think about the traffic court being right there...live and learn.

Tag offices....try to go in the middle of the month. Once you'd done the intial transfers, you can renew your plate on-line...great feature that I use every year. There's one on Rosalind and another on West Colonial.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Location: Groton
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I finally got this did. Aside from the exorbitant cost of it all, it was a relative breeze. Making an appointment was definitely the way to go. I made one for 11 and got there around 10:30 and was done by 10:50. I was sad to learn I could not keep my old MA license.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:12 PM
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The reason there is no income tax in Florida is because the fees are high for everything and they sock it to the tourists with taxes on plane tickets, rental cars, hotels etc. I'd rather pay the high fees. I hate income taxes.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:55 PM
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So, they dont give you your plates ( i assume those are "tags") at the registry??????? Why?????
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:33 PM
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Post Dmv

I am also new to the Orlando area. I went to change my tags and plates at the dmv and the total came out to $ 460.00. I was in complete shock but at least it's good until dec, 2010.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Location: Atlanta,GA
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Originally Posted by MAD King View Post
Yes. 30 for the license or ID. But it makes no sense. I got 30 days for my DL but only 10 for my vehicle, but I do have to proof Florida residence. how should this work?
Had they bad liquor when they signed such a bill?
I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

Originally Posted by MAD King View Post
So the left hand is not knowing what the right hand is doing!
Bingo!!! (Florida politics)

Things have gone up, and drastically I might add. To renew a DL...about $50...That's crazy. They're stiffing their citizens alright...

(What you pay to be in the sunshine state....)
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