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Texas Drivers License Renewal

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Renewing your Driver License

If your driver's license is about to expire, you need to act now. Renewing your license before it's too late can save you a lot of time and money. Our staff has researched the driver's license renewal process for every state, so all the information you need is right here at your fingertips. Click "Continue" below to get started..



Driver's License Renewal in Texas

How to renew your Texas driver's license


In order to always keep your driver's license valid, the state of Texas offers you four different options to renew your Texas driver's license. Online, by mail, by the phone, or in person.If your driver's license has been expired for longer than two years you will only be allowed to renew your Texas driver's license in person.

You can renew your Texas driver's license online if:

  • Your license is a Class C or CM and hasn't been expired for more than two years.
  • You completed your last renewal in person.
  • You are between the ages of 18 and 79.
  • You don't have any outstanding tickets or warrants.
  • You haven't experienced any changes in your vision, physical, and mental health.
  • Your license renewal invites you to do so.

To renew your Texas driver's license online:

  • Gather up your driver's license and Social Security card. You must enter both of these sets of numbers.
  • Have a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, or Discover credit card ready to pay the appropriate fee. Your fee will vary depending on age.
  • Head to the DPS's Driver License and ID Card Online Services System.

To renew your Texas driver's license by mail if you are in state:

To renew your driver's license by mail you will have to be invited to do so, and it will tell you if you are eligible or not on your renewal notice. If you are eligible they will provide you with instructions on how to renew your Texas driver's license by mail.

To renew your Texas driver's license by mail if you are out of state:

  • Complete an Out of State/Country Application (Scan Card/Form LI-50).
  • Complete a Texas Driver License & Identification Renewal - Duplicate Application (Form DL-43).
  • Complete an Explanation for Eye Specialist {Form DL-63) with your eye care specialist if you've had a traffic violation within the last four years.
  • Complete the United States Selective Service Registration (Form DL-15) if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 26 and not in the military.
  • Gather proof of your Social Security number.
  • Make a check or money order for the amount of the appropriate fee payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Mail everything to:

Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 15999
Austin, TX 78761-5999

To renew your Texas driver's license by phone:

  • Have your driver's license and Social Security card available.
  • Be prepared to pay the appropriate fee with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card.
  • Call (866) DL-RENEW, or (866) 357-3639.

You will have to renew your Texas driver's license in person if:

  • Your last driver's license renewal was online, by phone, or by mail.
  • You don't meet the requirements listed above to renew online, by phone, or by mail.

To renew in person:

  • Make sure you have the appropriate fee.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your current medical conditions and pass a vision test.
  • Be prepared for the DPS employee to take your picture and thumb print.
  • Visit your nearest Driver License Location where you'll complete the renewal form and relinquish your current driver's license.