FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/04/2015
Rep. White Promotes Online License Renewal
Austin, TX - Summer is a popular time for many Texas residents to renew their driver licenses. State Representative James White wants to encourage eligible Texans to skip the summer rush lines and renew their license, identification card, or do a simple change of address online at Texas.gov.
"With the technology available to us today, Texas residents can renew their drivers licenses and ID cards online. This saves Texans a great amount of time and effort out of their schedules and also allows for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to be faster and more efficient in processing these requests. I ask all eligible Texans to take advantage of this service," said Rep. White.
In addition, DPS encourages customers to take advantage of this same technology to get in line before arriving at an office, which is available at several other locations across the state. To find an office that offers this option, see http://dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/onlineScheduling.aspx.
Licenses must be renewed in person every 12 years, so that DPS can take an updated photo and test eyesight. If the person is a US Citizen and the expiration date on the card is within one year then they are eligible for online renewal. In addition, a card cannot have been expired for more than two years in order to renew online. These requirements also apply to those who plan to renew by phone at 1-866-357-3639. For additional requirements please visit Texas.gov.
Visit the DPS website to make sure you have the proper paperwork (including documents needed for residency requirements) before making the trip to the office: http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/ApplyforLicense.htm.
Many offices require online scheduling in order to obtain an appointment for a driving test. To see if an office near you offers online scheduling, visit http://dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/Rolodex/scheduleDriveTest.htm.
To find out more about online renewal services, visit: http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/OnlineServices.htm.
For more information contact my office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.