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To get Florida driver's license or identification card, new state law requires documentation

The Hernando County Tax Collector's Office reminds residents of a new statewide law, which took effect Jan. 1, that has new documentation requirements for Florida residents wishing to obtain a driver's license or identification card.

Those wishing to obtain a new license, legally change their name prior to their renewal date, or immediately replace a lost or stolen license or ID card are required to visit a driver license office and show:

• Proof of identification (e.g. birth certificate or passport)

• Proof of Social Security number

• Proof of residential address (must be two items).

Those simply renewing a license/ID card may do so by a convenience method, via the Internet or mail, one time between office renewals. The renewal following a convenience option must be in a state driver license office (or participating tax collector office) where new requirements will be in effect.

Residents are encouraged to visit GatherGoGet.com to find out how and when to gather personal documents, go to a driver license office and get a new card. This online hub allows residents to obtain contact information showing where to get required documents, create personalized checklists and browse a list of local driver license offices in their area.

The Florida law was enacted to ensure the state's compliance with the provisions of the Federal Real ID Act.

There are two service locations in Hernando County where residents can obtain a driver's license or ID card:

• Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (next to Florida Highway Patrol), 11319 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-6761.

• Hernando County Tax Collector's Westside Office, 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4180.

BROOKSVILLE

Science, engineering, fair needs help, money

Volunteers are needed for the Hernando County District Science and Engineering Fair, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

Projects are from students in grades 6-12 from throughout the Hernando County School District.

Welcome are individuals with strong interests in botany, animal sciences, behavioral sciences, engineering, medicine/health or environmental studies.

Also, monetary donations are needed to help support the student awards program.

Individuals interested in judging or those wishing to sponsor a special award, can contact Colleen Doulk at doulk_c@hcsb.k12.fl.us or call (352) 797-7024, ext. 301.

BROOKSVILLE

Mardi Gras event for adults at Greek church

A Mardi Gras Buffet and Dance will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane.

This event is for adults only. It will include dinner, games, prizes and dancing. Advance tickets are $12 each. Call Emily Thomas at (352) 650-0307.

SPRING HILL

Learn to line dance in Wednesdays' classes

Beginning line dance classes are offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the SNPJ/Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.

The cost is $3 per person, per class. For information, call Eileen at (352) 799-6616.

To get Florida driver's license or identification card, new state law requires documentation 01/27/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 7:47pm]

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