Texas DPS Opens More Drivers License Offices Statewide
Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed Texas DPS offices statewide, more than 700,000 Texans have had their driver’s license expire. That amount of expired licenses has created a backlog of Texans who need to renew.
The extension for expiration dates that was granted in response to the pandemic remains in effect. If your driver’s license expired on or after March 13, 2020, it will remain valid for 60 days after DPS issues a public notice that the extension period for the disaster declaration has been lifted. The Governor has not issued a 60 day notice yet.
In May DPS initiated an appointment program with limited services; today DPS is offering all services, however still by appointment only. When a customer shows up for an appointment, they can only show up to check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time. To maintain social distancing guidelines, anyone who arrives earlier than that is asked to wait in their cars.
Limited Saturday appointments will be offered for renewals and replacements only. Currently, select offices will be open Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 25. DPS website indicates it will continue to add Saturday availability into the appointment portal.
To make an appointment in Amarillo, or any of the ten local Drivers License offices here.
All customers visiting the driver license office will be required to wear a face mask or facial covering
Social distancing must be followed (6 feet apart)
Only customers will be allowed into the building, with the following exceptions:
Customers with small children
Business needs (parental authorization, residency/address change, etc.)
Credit cards are the preferred payment. Money orders, cashier's and personal checks will be accepted (for the correct amount)
Cash will not be accepted