Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

In-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement are now being offered at driver license offices across the state. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
In-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement are now being offered at driver license offices across the state. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

In-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement are now being offered at driver license offices across the state. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has expanded its in-person services to offer more appointments at offices across Texas.

According to a news release by the department, driver license offices were closed in March due to coronavirus safety restrictions. In May, the DPS reopened offices for appointments, including first-time Texas licenses, commercial driver licenses and learner licenses.

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded those services to include in-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement.

According to the department, about 700,000 Texans have had a driver license expire during the closures. Those with licenses that expired on or after March 13 have been granted extensions; those expired licenses are still valid and will be until up to 60 days after the state lifts the extension, according to the news release.

Additionally, some offices in the state will now be open for Saturday appointments for the weekends of July 11 and July 25, according to the news release.


Appointments can be made online here.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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