No renewal late fees for some jobs that require state licensing

Posted at 3:48 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 16:48:31-04

Texans with jobs that require state licenses like barbers and electricians will catch a break from the State if they've accrued any renewal late fees recently.

Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that he has waived license renewal late fees for occupational licenses issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The fees would have accrued between March 13 and June 15, 2020. The waiver applies to licenses associated with a variety of occupations such as barbers, cosmetologists, electricians, speech-language pathologists, and dyslexia therapists.

"This waiver removes financial barriers that could prevent Texans from getting back to work as we safely and strategically open the economy," said Governor Abbott. "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for the Texas workforce, and we are committed to restoring these hardworking Texans' livelihoods while protecting public health."