Getting a driver's license is getting a bit more complicated.
Beginning Jan. 1st, you'll be required to provide a certified copy of your social security card and either a birth certificate or passport before the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles snaps your picture. Residents will also be required to put their residential address, not a P.O. Box or mailing address, on their newly issued licenses.
The new requirements are part of a federal law passed by Congress in 2005 known as the Real ID Act to combat terrorism and fraud.
Those applying for a new drivers license, changing their legal name, or replacing a lost or stolen license, will be among the first required to produce the additional documentation. Drivers who were recently married or divorced will be required to provide certified copies of their court order or marriage certificates in order to change their names on their licenses.
Drivers can renew their license once either online or by mail before they will be required to provide the new documentation in person.
Source Palm Beach Post 12/31/2009