The Bureau of Administrative Review is the department that is responsible for issuing hardship licenses in the State of Florida.  This license is necessary to keep your driving privileges for work, school and livelihood purposes after you have been arrested for DUI. The Bureau for Administrative review for DUI arrests made in Palm Beach County and Broward County is located in Lauderdale Lakes.  The office processes hardship license requests for Palm Beach county arrests even though the office is located in Broward County.  To get a hardship license, you will have to submit the DUI citation and proof of enrollment in DUI school within 10 days of your arrest. For more information on hardship licenses, click here to read our blog on how to obtain a hardship license in Florida. 

Warning! You Only have 10 days from the arrest to submit your application for a hardship license!

Hardship license request from the Bureau of Administrative Review

After you submit the application for a hardship license (see below), proof of enrollment in DUI school and the DUI citation to the Bureau for Administrative Review, then a representative from their office will call you within a few days to ask you more questions to finalize eligibility.  However, you also need to realize that you have the option to request a formal review hearing to challenge the DMV license suspension. There are methods to beating the license suspension. The worst case scenario for losing the hearing is not being able to drive for 30 days or 90 days depending on if you gave a breath sample.  Frequently, the arresting officer does not appear for the hearing. This will result in you keeping your license. If this is your 2nd DUI, you absolutely have to demand a formal review because there is nothing to lose. 

If you have been arrested for DUI, you can call our office for a free consultation at 561-588-2781. 


Lauderdale Lakes Bureau of Administrative Review:  The address for the Lauderdale Lakes Bureau of Administrative Review is 3718-3 W W Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311.  It is located in the Lauderdale Lakes Marketplace. The phone number is 954-677-5800.   A word of warning, it can be difficult to connect with someone on the phone at this office. We can help you by getting through to their office. 

Miami: 7795 West Flagler Street Suite 82C, Miami, FL 33144.  The phone number to the Miami Bureau for Administrative Review is 305-265-3001.


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Application for Hardship License 

If you have been arrested for DUI, you can call our office for a free consultation at 561-588-2781.