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DPS Adds Saturday Appointments at Some Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added additional Saturday appointment availability at select driver’s license offices for customers who need to renew or replace their Texas driver’s license or identification cards. Participating DL offices will offer a limited number of appointments on Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 to help Texans handle these specific transactions. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The department anticipates adding more Saturday appointments in the coming months.

Nearly 700,000 Texas DL/ID cards expired while DL offices were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Scheduling an appointment

Due to the pandemic, all services at DL offices are now conducted by appointment only. Customers can book appointments for a specific day and time up to six months in advance. To schedule an appointment or check availability, visit the online appointment scheduler.

Upon arrival at the DL office, customers can check-in using the kiosk inside the office or from their mobile device. Customers can only check in up to 30 minutes prior to their appointment time. Due to social distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the office asks that customers who arrive more than 30 minutes in advance of their appointment wait in their vehicle until it is time to check in. 

Extension Remains in Place

If your Texas ID, DL, commercial driver license or election identification certificate card expires on or after March 13, 2020, it falls under the period covered by the State of Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19 and will remain valid for 60 days beyond the end of the disaster declaration, which has not happened.

Written by RA News staff.


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