Governor Abbott closes driver license offices

Posted at 9:31 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 22:31:46-04

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily closed driver license offices.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately.

The temporary closure will not apply to those seeking an initial Commercial Driver License (CDL). DPS offices that provide CDL testing will remain open solely for the purpose of providing initial CDLs.

Visits will be appointment only and can be scheduled by emailing cdlappointments[@]dps.texas.gov. This exception will allow commercial drivers to continue to ship goods across Texas.

"Our commercial drivers are essential to the consistent flow of goods throughout the state, and we will continue to ensure those seeking an initial CDL can do so," said Governor Abbott. "Closing driver license offices to those not seeking an initial CDL is another step the state is taking to encourage social distancing in our communities."

Though expiration dates have been temporarily suspended, individuals seeking to renew their driver license or personal identification certificate during this period should check the DPS website to see if they are eligible to renew online.