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Highlands County is located in central Florida bordering Okeechobee, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, and Polk Counties. It is 1, 106 square miles and its population is 87, 300 plus. Some of its cities include Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, and Venus.
Highlands County was established in 1921 from a portion of DeSoto County. It was named for its rolling countryside.
Highlands County ServicesShortcuts: DMV Offices Highlands 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.
The Highlands 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.
Highlands County DMV Offices & Services
Your Highlands 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 Highlands'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).