AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety will begin reopening driver license offices by appointment only and with limited services May 26.
What You Need To Know
- Will be by appointment only
- Limited services will be offered
- Will open up in phases
According to DPS, reopening will happen in a phased approach, to help keep customers and staff as safe as possible, while also adhering to new safety guidelines and social distancing practices.
Appointment availability will be rolled out in phases, with the first phase of appointments becoming available on Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m.
Customers will be able to book appointments for a specific day and time up to six months in advance through the DPS website.
Services will be limited to customers with appointments only who need a first-time Texas driver license, commercial driver license, learner license or identification card, as well as those who need to take a driving test.
Below is a map of when each phase of reopening begins:
(Photo Credit Texas DPS)
- Phase 1: Offices in DPS Northwest and West Texas regions will reopen with limited services beginning May 26. Customers can begin scheduling appointments in these two regions on May 22 at 1 p.m.
- Phase 2: Offices in DPS South and Central Texas regions will reopen with limited services beginning May 29. Customers can begin scheduling appointments in these two regions on May 26 at 1 p.m.
- Phase 3: Offices in DPS North and Southeast Texas regions will reopen with limited services beginning June 3. Customers can begin scheduling appointments in these two regions on May 29 at 1 p.m.
- Phase 4: Customers can schedule an appointment for all DL office transactions anywhere in the state and is expected to begin midsummer. DPS will announce details on this phase at a later date.