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info.pngDriving test appointments are temporarily available in Venice. Due to the staging of FPL crews at the fairgrounds, the Driver's License Office will not open until all power is restored. Driver's license services (except driving tests) are available at all locations. Thank you for your continued patience.
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Driving Appointment


Medical Written and Road Tests, Extended Driving Tests, and 3 in 3 (Three Crashes in Three Years) are provided to Sarasota County residents only and an appointment is required. Please call 941.861.8300, option 2 to schedule your test.

Road tests for a Class E – Operator License require an appointment and Sarasota County residents will be given priority (proof of residency will be required). A limited number of road test appointments are available for out-of-county residents. Before scheduling your appointment, click here to ensure that you have met all the requirements.

IMPORTANT: Due to the staging of FPL crews at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, the Driver's License Office at 601 S. Pompano Ave. in Sarasota will not be open until all power is restored. Until the office reopens, road tests are being given at the Venice Office, 4000 S. Tamiami Trl. Appointments are available and you must provide an email address or phone number when completing the appointment form. We will contact you 48 hours prior to your appointment to let you know if your road test will be in Sarasota or Venice. Click here to make your appointment.

For an additional fee, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota County residents can contact Ault’s Driver Education Center at 941.355.4202 to schedule an appointment at one of their locations.