Relocation Information - Moving Checklist

Relocating can be an exciting and challenging experience. The information listed should help make the process smoother and less stressful. If you need assistance with moving or a storage facility there are several in the area to serve you. If you plan to build, click here for a list of building contractors. The Important Phone Numbers list below will help you get to the right place to for city and other important services

Transportation

South Daytona is located at the east end of Interstate 4, and Port Orange, South Daytona and Daytona Beach Shores have direct access to Interstate 95. The Daytona Beach International Airport is within 10 minutes. Click here to visit the Daytona Beach International Airport website

VOTRAN is the public transportation system operating in Volusia County, which has routes throughout area. Click here to visit the VOTRAN website.

Motor Vehicle information

The Motor Vehicle Department, County License and Registration office, suggests that newcomers register their motor vehicles as soon as they arrive in town. You must register your vehicle before you apply for a Florida Driver's License. You only have 10 days to register your vehicle after you enroll your children in school, get a job, register to vote or file for the Homestead Exemption. Registration, tag, decal and title transfer costs approximately $185.00, and you will need to show a driver's license and proof of automobile insurance. You will need to bring your current driver's license, car registration, Social Security card, birth certificate or passport to the Driver's License office to be issued a Florida license. Those with a valid license from another state, need only take a vision test. The cost is $20 for six years. License renewal is $15 and replacement cost is $10.

Driver's licenses are issued at:
310 Jean Street, Daytona Beach
386-238-3142 or 238-3141

Homestead Exemption

Florida allows a $25,000 Homestead Exemption off the assessed value of your residence. You must own and occupy the property by January 1 and be a permanent resident in the state of Florida to qualify for the exemption. The filing deadline for Homestead Exemption is March 1 of each year. For further information, call the:

County Tax Appraisers Office 386-254-4601

Click here to download the State of Florida's property tax exemptions criteria.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration application Applications are available at local Chambers of Commerce and area banks. After completing the card, it must be mailed to the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections, 136 North Florida Ave. DeLand, FL 32720. You will receive your card in the mail in about 3 weeks. For more information, call: 800-335-8683


IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
(All Area Codes are 386) Port Orange South Daytona
City Hall 506-5500 322-3000
Water 506-5720 322-3002
Garbage/Trash 756-5395 322-3080
Police 756-5333 322-3030
Fire 506-5900 322-3030
Parks & Recreation 506-5850 322-3070
Port Orange/South Daytona Adult Activity Center 756-5391
Automobile Tags and Titles 254-4610
Cable (Bright House Networks) 760-9941
Drivers License 238-3140
Electric (Florida Power and Light) 1-800-226-3545
Fishing/Hunting License 254-4635
Homestead Exemption* 254-4601
Library 322-5152
Local Newspaper (The Daytona Beach News-Journal) 252-1511
Medicare 1-800-333-7586
Piggotte Community Center 322-3070
Post Office 1-800-275-8777
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
Telephone (Bell South) 780-2355
(Outside Florida) 1-800-753-2909
Voter Registration** 254-4690
YMCA 760-9622
*First $25,000 of primary residence value is exempt from property taxes
**Registration is closed 30 days prior to any election