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Getting an Occupational Driver’s License in Texas
If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked you may be able to get an occupational driver’s license. An occupational driver’s license is a special restricted license that lets you drive a non-commercial vehicle for work, school or to perform essential household duties.
To get an occupational driver’s license you must first get a court order that tells the Texas Department of Public Safety to issue the license.
Additional information and bilingual forms are below. It’s a good idea to ask a lawyer to help you determine if you qualify for an occupational driver’s license. You can also hire a lawyer to review your forms before you file them with the court.
- Information about getting an occupational driver’s license,
- Petition for Occupational Driver’s License, and
- Order for Occupational Driver’s License
Click here for all three documents.
Do you owe a surcharge?
Was your license suspended for failure to pay a surcharge?
You may qualify for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Responsibility Indigency program.
Under this program, if you have a very low income and meet other requirements DPS can: 1) reduce the surcharge amount you owe and 2) let you keep driving while you make payments on the surcharge amount. For more information about this program go to: https://www.txsurchargeonline.com/Indigence.aspx