The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has expanded in-person services available at driver license (DL) offices.

DPS previously began its phased re-opening efforts in May, offering appointments for customers in need of driving tests and those without a Texas driver license, CDL, learner’s permit, or ID card.  Now, driver license renewal and replacement appointments will be offered, along with Saturday appointments at select offices.

According to a release from DPS, approximately 700,000 Texans have had their driver license expire since the closure of offices in March.  DPS says these office reopenings and in-person appointments should help cut down on the backlog of customers needing renewals.

The previously issued extension for driver license expirations is still in effect, meaning a driver license, CDL, ID, or election identification certificate (EIC) expires on or after March 13th, it falls under the period covered by the State of Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19.  The license or ID will remain valid for 60 days after DPS issues a public notice that the extension period for the disaster declaration has been lifted.  That 60 day notice has not yet been issued, and Texans still have time to conduct their renewal transactions.

The department offered Saturday appointments on July 11th, and is also offering appointments on July 25th.  To make an appointment, visit www.dps.texas.gov.

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  1. I am trying to get my DL again after it is eligible again. What all do I need to do. Please help me

  2. I would like to know when ID’s will be mailed? I have paid online and it was supposed to be mailed May 8th, but i still haven’t received one yet.

  3. I mailed all of my son’s paperwork in for his first driver’s license on May 28, 2020. The check cleared on June 18. We still have not received his license in the mail. Is there any way to check on this?

  4. Just had my license renewed under the new appointment method at DPS. It’s great. I hope they keep using this method when things get back to normal.

  5. I need to renew my drivers license. What number should I call for an appointment?

  6. My Wife and I just moved to the Beautiful state of Texas, we both need to get our Texas DL.

  7. Question. I Jusy need and MCL Endorsement. No testing required and when I try to schedule an appointment it was maybe in 3 months from now does that qualify for Saturday walking appointment?

  8. My husband’s DL expired in March. He couldn’t get an appointment until September 25th.

  9. FATHER. GOD bless and protect all DPS workers and there families in The Almighty Name Of JESUS CHRIST our LORD and SAVIOUR! Amen and Hallelujah!

    1. Father Lord bless Mr Adam C Hernandez for this most thoughtful prayer of covering for our brothers and sisters. Please add a blessing to his and his family’s life. In the Mighty and Most Precious name of Jesus.

    2. A lady at my sons driving school told me to check everyday for cancelations or added appointments. I got one for July 23rd and a friend of mine got one for got one for late August and she made the appointment before I did at the same office.

  10. I had driver license about 40 years ago but I let them expire so now I want to take a written test and then a driving test so I can get another driving license. I want to schedule a written test

    1. You don’t need to go to dps to take driving test, except road test,which you can also take through private driving schools. For written test,you will find many online schools to take the test. Price average is about $50

  11. I’m required in eligible to get my license back can I come in on Saturday and get them

  12. Hi! I need to know if the Southeast Mega Houston DPS Office located on Highway 3 in Webster is open for Driver’s license permit written test and mom needs to renew her state identification card. Thanks

  13. What about out of state licenses. Mine’s expired yet I can’t get an appointment for another 3 months. Also what about being handicapped. As seen on TV the lines are extremely long even for ones who have appointments. Being handicapped I’m unable to Wade 4 hours and hours and extreme heat. So what do I do ?

    1. You should get in fairly quickly with your disability. My daughter and I stood in line for 40 mins before we were let in for our 3pm appt last thursday. They state to show up at least 30 mins prior to check all paper docs before they allow you to check in. We arrived at 2:20 and wasnt let in until a little after 3.

    2. If it expired on or after March 13th DPS treats it like it is still valid make an appointment and check the ADA box

  14. Ive jus paid reinstatement fine to work on getting license back,can i make an appointment for my next step to receiving license ?

    1. Yes, make appointment and call Austin, search for number on DPS.GOV website before you feel your time was wasted.

    2. Me too im trying to see can i get and appointment i just paid my fine abd need my license back

  15. My son needs to be tested on his cdl for the first time
    I need to take the dl written and driving test
    Can we do both with a Saturday appt
    I paid my man in full and am ready
    Thank you

    1. I have a STAR on my DL. I need to renew my CDL yearly. Is there a exception for this annual renewal for CDL this year??

  16. Do I have to come in to take written part for my driver’s license or can I do it at home to save time

    1. Might wanna read again what it says. (Just renewals) doesn’t hurt to make appointment or try calling Austin to verify what you need to bring with you.

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