Here’s why you can’t get a Florida driver’s license this Easter weekend

In-office, online driver’s license services unavailable from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced Monday that all in-person and online driver’s license services will be unavailable during Easter weekend, but the cause for the outage reportedly does not involve giving staff time off for the holiday.

Instead, the department stated it will be conducting scheduled maintenance in an effort to “modernize its information technology structure,” a purportedly complex operation that will require the “complete shutdown of all FLHSMV enterprise systems” from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday.

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The department stated it has implemented measures to minimize potential impacts on customers, though it said some services could possibly remain unrestored by Monday morning.

No other details were disclosed.

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