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DPS announces Saturday appointments through December

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 22:01:45-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Texas Department of Public Safety says Saturday appointments will be available through the end of the year.

Many driver license offices across the state are offering appointments for customers needing to renew or replace their Texas Driver’s License or ID cards only.

Appointments will begin Saturday, Oct. 3, and continue each Saturday through Dec. 19, with the exception of Nov. 28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The announcement comes as the department continues its work to help alleviate the backlog caused by COVID-19. Nearly 700,000 people statewide had their DLs/IDs expire while the DL offices were closed due to the pandemic.

To schedule an appointment or check availability, click here.

The extension for the expiration dates that was granted in response to COVID-19 remains in effect. The extension means if your Texas ID, DL, commercial driver license (CDL) or election identification certificate (EIC) expires on or after March 13, 2020, it falls under the period covered by the State of Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19 and will remain valid for 60 days after which time DPS issues a public notice that the extension period for the disaster declaration has been lifted. At this time, this 60-day notice has not been issued, and Texans still have time to conduct their renewal transactions. Customers are able to download a copy of the Verification of Driver License Expiration Extension notice to carry with them if they would like. You can do that here.