Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board


 

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board (hereinafter CMVRB, Review Board, or Board) may review any penalty imposed upon any vehicle or person relating to weights imposed on the highways by the axles and wheels of motor vehicles, special fuel and motor fuel tax compliance, commercial motor vehicle registration, or violation of safety regulations.


Duty of the CMVRB:

The CMVRB shall consider testimony or other evidence which supports modification, cancellation, or revocation of penalties imposed pursuant to Section 316.516, 316.545, 316.550 or 316.3025, Florida Statutes.

The CMVRB has broad statutory authority to grant or deny relief; however the Review Board does not sit as an adjudicatory body. Therefore a petitioner's assertions of fact may be considered by the Review Board, but the Board will not decide contested facts.



CMVRB Board Members:

Per Florida Statute 316.545(7), the Review Board is composed of three (3) permanent members who are the Secretary of Transportation, the Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Commissioner of Agriculture or their representatives, as well as four (4) additional members. The Governor shall appoint one member from the road construction industry, one member from the trucking industry, and one member with a general business or legal background. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall appoint one member from the agriculture industry. The Chairman of the Board is the Secretary of Transportation or his designee.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Citation/Permit Hearing Information:

You may request a hearing before the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board for modification, cancellation, or revocation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle Citation/Permit penalty. You must provide a written request for a hearing within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the citation/permit. Your letter should contain sufficient information as well as any additional documentation to enable the Review Board to give adequate consideration to your case.

If you would like a variance from the requirement for the advance payment of fines, include that in your request.

Representation before the board may be made in person or by Communications Media Technology (CMT). It is not necessary for you or someone representing you to be present at the Review Board hearing. If you choose not to appear the Review Board will make its decision based on your written explanation. You will receive notice to the scheduled hearing as to the date, time and location approximately one (1) month prior to the hearing date.

You may mail hearing request and documentation to the address below or you may email to CMVRB@dot.state.fl.us or fax it to (850)412-8029

Request a Hearing

 


Protest Address

Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street MS90

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Telephone 850-410-5500

Please note this office does not accept payments.

 



Hearing Attendance:

It is not necessary for you or someone representing you to be present at the CMVRB hearing. Your written explanation provided within the letter of protest and additional documentation will be adequate. While attendance is not mandatory, it will provide the petitioner the opportunity to respond to Review Board inquiries into subjects that the petitioner may have overlooked when drafting his letter of protest. Appearance by telephone is not available, but the Board does provide the opportunity for petitioners to appear via video conference from any of the seven (7) Florida Department of Transportation District offices (located in Bartow, Lake City, Chipley, Ft. Lauderdale, DeLand, Miami, and Tampa). If you wish to appear via video conference, you must notify the Review Board no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the hearing date.



CMVRB Meeting Schedule:

The CMVRB meetings are held once a month at a location determined by the Board. The Review Board reserves the right to change meeting times and places, and such changes might not be reflected by the published schedule (below). Therefore, the petitioner should contact the Executive Secretary at CMVRB@dot.state.fl.us to obtain an up-to-date schedule.

Upon filing a timely and sufficient protest, the Review Board will provide notice of the hearing date and location approximately one (1) month prior to the hearing date in a letter sent via U.S. Mail. All requests for a protest withdrawal, continuance or additional supporting documents must be mailed to the protest address (see above), faxed to 850-412-8029 or emailed to CMVRB@dot.state.fl.us no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to hearing date. Anything after that date cannot be honored.



*2021 Meeting Schedule:

The Review Board will physically meet at the Florida Department of Transportation, 3185 Blairstone Road, Barry Building, Monticello Conference Room, Tallahassee, Florida  32301.  For all months, the Board does provide the opportunity for petitioners to appear via video conference from any of the seven (7) Florida Department of Transportation District offices (located in Bartow, Lake City, Chipley, Ft. Lauderdale, DeLand, Miami, and Tampa).  If you wish to appear via video conference, you must notify the Review Board no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the hearing date.

 

    January 14, 2021

    February 11, 2021

    March 11, 2021

    April 8, 2021

    May 13, 2021

    June 10, 2021

    July 8, 2021

    August 12, 2021

    September 9, 2021

    October 14, 2021

    November 18, 2021

    December 9, 2021

 


Decisions:

The Review Board renders its decision within 30 days after the meeting at which the protest was heard and notifies the person of its decision in writing via a disposition letter. The disposition letter is delivered by U.S. Mail. Pursuant to Rule 14A-1.004(7), Florida Administrative Code, the Review Board's decision is final.


Rehearing:

A rehearing may be requested only if additional evidence is presented. You may request a rehearing by filing such a request within fourteen (14) days of the date of the disposition letter.



Refunds:

If the Review Board votes to give a partial or full refund of your citation fine, a refund will be issued by check in a timely manner. Checks are issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). For any questions regarding a refund, please contact DHSMV- Penalty Collections Unit at 850-617-3206.



Annual Reports:

Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Fiscal Year 2015-2016




For additional information, please contact the Executive Secretary at CMVRB@dot.state.fl.us.