Okaloosa driving testing ends for Crestview location

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Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office is centralizing driving tests for new driver licenses to its Niceville branch, 506 Highway 85 N., effective immediately.

Road testing had been available at offices in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville.

A road test is one part of the process to obtain a driver license for the first time.

"After analyzing our existing operations, we determined that road testing was a time-consuming function that took multiple agents off the counter,” Tax Collector Ben Anderson said. "Going to one location with one employee dedicated to that service will help all of our customers realize shorter wait times for all services.”

Road tests are available by appointment only. Call 651-7300 or see "Road Test Online Scheduler" under "Helpful Links" at www.OkaloosaTax.com for more information.

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