Starting in August 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles began issuing a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. By December 2017, the new credential became available at all service centers throughout Florida and online.
Beginning May 2019, the department began issuing modified credentials removing the magnetic strip on the back of the card, adding a tactile security feature to the front and changing some of the data layout.
The modified credential continues to provide Floridians the most secure over-the-counter credential on the market today.
Previous driver license and ID cards will still be in use alongside the new credential until replaced or phased out.