Re: International Driving Permit Required for Florida

Well, it would seem that it is indeed true, you must now have an IDP when visiting Florida, I have received a response to my email which I have posted below.

Dear Wendy,

Thanks for your question. As of January 1, 2013, per Florida Statute 322.04(c)(2), person(s) that wish to drive in Florida without obtaining a Florida driver license are required to have an International Driving Permit to accompany their out-of-country license. This applies to any vehicle, including rental vehicles. The International Driving Permit must be in the person’s name and from their country of residence. You will need to contact the authorities in your country who issued your driver’s license, or the motoring association there, to find out how to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP).

Customer Service Center
Correspondence/Email Unit
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

I will get a thread together with regard to applying for an IDP and post it later today.