Dec 15, 2020 | Dallas Morning News
The Department of Public Safety announced on Tuesday that the state’s waiver on expired licenses will end in April and urged Texans to schedule an appointment to renew their identification documents as soon as possible.
The Department of Motor Vehicles also announced that the waiver on title and registration requirements would end on the same day, April 14, at 11:59 pm.
“If you’re overdue, it’s time to renew,” the agency said in a cheery news release.
In March, Gov. Greg Abbott extended driver licenses that expired after his state disaster declaration to limit non-essential trips to DPS offices during the COVID-19 pandemic. DPS also closed its offices for several months. It has since reopened those offices for appointment-only services and is tackling the 700,000 license backlog that built up during that time.
Last week, DPS announced it would extend office hours at select locations across the state beginning in January.
The selected offices will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. Currently, those offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.