Florida Hardship License

Hochman BlogDrivers who have their licenses suspended may be eligible for a Florida Hardship License. This restricted license allows people to drive to school or work-related activities. Typically, those eligible will have had a first-offense DUI or an otherwise clean driving record. Drivers may use this license to get around as they await the end of their license suspension period.


If you have questions about your license suspension, contact a Miami traffic attorney at Hochman and Goldin, P.A.


To know if you are eligible for a hardship license, you will need to contact the regional Bureau of Administrative Reviews. The following are the typical criteria for receiving a hardship license:


  • You must enroll in DUI school – this is only for drivers who have license suspension due to a DUI conviction.

  • If your suspension resulted from something else, you will need to enroll in the 12-hour Florida ADI course. You must be currently enrolled when applying for a hardship license, and the course needs to be completed within 90 days.

  • You will have to pay fees for your application – a $12 fee for hardship hearing filing and a $45 reinstatement fee for license suspension.

  • There will typically be a hearing officer assigned to your case, in which they will be the one to review your request.


This is not an extensive list of requirements in the process of getting a hardship license in Florida. There may be additional requirements you must meet depending on your specific case, including the reason for license suspension.


You are not required to get a hardship license. You can still wait out your suspension period if you choose.


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