Here's the ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Texas. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.
What You’ll Need
📌 $25 payment for Class C driver’s license renewal fee ($16 if under age 18)
To renew online...
📌 Your Texas driver’s license number
📌 Audit number (found on renewal card)
📌 Access to printer (to print your temporary license)
To renew at the DMV in person…
📌 Completed Application For Renewal/Replacement/Change Of A Texas Driver License or Identification Card (Form DL-43)
📌 Proof of identity, proof of Social Security number, proof of lawful U.S. presence, and proof of Texas residency
📌 Current driver’s license
📌 Verification of Enrollment and Attendance Form (VOE Form), high school diploma, GED, OR recent report card and attendance record (if under age 18)
What You’ll Do
- Step 1: Visit the DMV’s Driver License Renewal and Change of Address website
- Submit the required information
- Submit payment
- Print your temporary driver’s license (cannot be emailed; valid for 45 days)
- Step 2: Receive your renewed Texas Class C driver’s license via U.S. mail in about 3 weeks
Caveats and Exceptions
- You will need to visit the DMV in person to renew your driver’s license if…
- Your last driver’s license renewal not done in person at the DMV
- You are under age 18
- You have you not yet verified your U.S. citizenship or legal U.S. presence with the DMV
- You are not a U.S. citizen
- Did your license expire more than two years ago? Then you will need to apply for a new driver’s license, including completing the written and road tests.
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