How to Obtain a BPO Hardship License After a Florida DUI Conviction (2024 update)

How to Obtain a BPO Hardship License After a Florida DUI Conviction (2024 update)

How to Obtain a BPO Hardship License After a Florida DUI Conviction (2024 update) 1920 1080 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

A Step By Step Instructional Guide to Getting Your Hardship License by a Leading Florida DUI Law Firm

Our firm processes more DUI BPO applications than any other Central Florida law firm.  Here is our simple guide to everything you need to know to obtain a BPO license after your DUI plea in Florida.

Step 1: Enroll in a DUI School:

You must enroll and COMPLETE DUI school, choose Level 1 (for first-time offenders) and Level 2 (for those with previous offenses).

  • Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard Counties: Enroll here
  • Lake County: Enroll here
  • Volusia County: Enroll here
  • For Other Counties: to find a DUI school in your county, click here.
  • Required Documentation: Be prepared with the necessary documents.
    * Remember that DUI school MUST be completed before you can get your Hardship BPO license, so it’s best to enroll ASAP (even before your plea to the DUI so you do not have to wait to get your license.)

Step 2: Apply for BPO Hardship License:

  • Complete the DMV’s waiver form, available in this application form (CLICK HERE)
  • Mail application along with the following required documents:
    • Judgment / Final Disposition (paperwork from court),
    • $12.00 filing fee, (money order or cashier’s check)
    • DUI citation,
    • Arrest affidavit (police report), and
    • DUI school completion certificate.

We suggest mailing your application to the following address for efficient processing:
Orlando BAR Office,
4101 Clarcona-Ocoee Rd, Suite 152, Orlando, FL 32810.

You can also drop it off in person if you are local.

FLHSMV Office Contact Information

Clearwater 4585 140th Ave N., Suite 1002, 33762 ClearwaterBAR@flhsmv.gov
Jacksonville 7439 Wilson Blvd, 32210 JacksonvilleBAR@flhsmv.gov
Lauderdale Lakes 3718-3 W. Oakland Park Blvd, 33311 LauderdaleBAR@flhsmv.gov
Miami 7795 W. Flagler Street, Suite 82C, 33144 MiamiBAR@flhsmv.gov
Orlando 4101 Clarcona-Ocoee Rd, Suite 152, 32810 OrlandoBAR@flhsmv.gov
Pensacola 100 Stumpfield Road, 32503 PensacolaBAR@flhsmv.gov
Tallahassee 2900 Apalachee Pkwy, Room B154, 32399 TallahasseeBAR@flhsmv.gov
Tampa 2814 East Hillsborough Ave, 33610 TampaBAR@flhsmv.gov

Step 3: Application Processing:

Wait for the DHSMV to process your application, which can take 2-4 weeks. You’ll be notified via phone or email.

Step 4: License Pickup:

Once approved, visit the nearest DHSMV office to pick up your license. A reinstatement fee of $206.25 will apply. Schedule your visit here.

What is the scope of the BPO Hardship License?

What is the scope of the BPO Hardship License?

The BPO Hardship License permits driving strictly for business-related activities, which includes commuting to and from work, tasks during work hours, attending medical appointments, grocery shopping, participating in school-related functions, and attending church services. It is important to note that the BPO cannot be used for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) operations.

Insurance Requirements: Provide proof of liability insurance on the date of arrest and current coverage. You will need to get SR-22 insurance when notified by the DMV. Click on this link to shop for the best rates.

We understand this is a challenging time, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way. If you need further help, please call our office at (407) 476-4111.