Texas Drivers License Workplaces To Reopen Phased, Residents Should E-book Appointments – CBS Dallas / Fort Price


AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas driver license offices are slated to reopen, but North Texas residents will have to wait a little longer than other regions.

Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the offices will gradually reopen next week with limited services. However, residents must book appointments through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to the reopening schedule, the offices will reopen according to the following schedule:

  • May 26, 2020 – Northwest and West Texas Regions
    • Scheduling begins on May 22nd
  • May 29, 2020 – South and Central Texas Regions
    • Scheduling begins on May 26th
  • June 3, 2020 – North and Southeast Texas regions
    • Scheduling begins on May 29th

Currently, the offices are only open to residents who need a driver’s license, CDL, study permit, or ID card, as well as those who need to take a driving test.

Another phase in the summer will allow appointments for all other driver’s license transactions, officials said. The expiration date of the driver’s license will continue to be extended until this phase is announced.

“This phased opening of our driver’s license offices and the introduction of DPS’s online appointment system are prioritizing the health and safety of our communities and ensuring Texans have access to the services they need in their local driver’s license offices,” said Abbott. “I thank DPS for developing this secure and strategic plan to open their offices and for introducing a new scheduling system to streamline our driver license services.”