If your Driver license has expired more than two years or you have never had a Texas license, you may need to provide documents required under federal and state law to prove your citizenship / lawful presence, identity, proof of social security number and residency. Please review the brochure at this link for a list of required documents.
No. Failure to appear is not related to surcharges. Under the Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay Program, the Department may deny the renewal of a driver license if you have failed to appear for a citation or failed to satisfy a judgment ordering the payment of a fine. Your driver license may be denied renewal until the reported citations or violations are cleared and reported by the court(s) to the Department. You are encouraged to visit the FTA website by clicking here and check to make sure you don’t have any reported outstanding cases that could prevent your license from being renewed.
No, payments made on your surcharge accounts prior to September 1, 2019 will not be refunded. Those payments were collected under the laws in place at that time. This includes Advance Payment on surcharge accounts.
If your Texas license has been expired less than two years, you may be eligible to replace it online, click texas.gov. If your Texas license has been expired more than two years or you have never had a license, click https://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-15.pdf for a list of required documents. If your driving privileges are currently suspended for surcharges you will not be able to complete this replacement until September 1, 2019.
If you have to visit a driver license office, you may be able to get in line online prior to visiting the office. To find the driver license office nearest you, click https://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/ search.asp.
To check the status of your driving privilege or pay reinstatement fees click texas.gov/driver. You will need your DL/ID number, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. Please be aware driver records update on a daily basis. The information on this site reflects the status of your driver record as of today. Any additional convictions reported by a court after today could cause additional enforcement actions or fees on your record. We recommend you verify your status on September 1, 2019.
After September 1, 2019 all surcharge assessments will be waived and no future surcharges will be assessed after. You will still be responsible for any other suspensions, fines or fees on your driving record.