Online Services Eligibility

Renewal Requirements for IDs and Driver Licenses

  • If you have a Driver License AND Identification Card, you must visit a Driver License Office to surrender one of the cards before you are eligible for online transactions.
  • Your last renewal was completed in person at a driver license office.
  • Your driver license or ID card either expires in less than two years or has been expired for less than two years.
  • You are at least 18 years of age and your driver license is not a provisional or learner license.
  • Your browser supports 128 bit encryption.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • Your Social Security number is on file with DPS.

Renewal Requirements for Driver Licenses Only

  • You are 78 or younger. (People 79 or older must renew driver licenses in person.)
  • You are renewing a Class C, M or CM license. (Class A and B licenses and commercial driver licenses cannot be renewed online.)
  • There is no change in your vision or physical or mental condition since your last renewal that would affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • You have no outstanding traffic tickets or warrants, and your license is not suspended or revoked.

Replacement or Change of Address Requirements for IDs and Driver Licenses

  • Your driver license, commercial license or ID card is not expired. If your card is expired, you can only change your address if you also renew at the same time. You cannot replace an expired card.
  • You are at least 18 years of age and your driver license is not a provisional or learner license.
  • Your browser supports 128 bit encryption.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • Your Social Security number is on file with DPS.

Replacement or Change of Address Requirements for Driver Licenses Only

  • You can replace or change an address for a driver license or commercial license online.
  • Your license is not suspended or revoked.

Real ID Requirements for IDs and Driver Licenses

  • If you do not have a REAL ID compliant indicator on your Driver License or Identification Card, you may be eligible to renew online or request a replacement online.
  • If your card expires before October 2020, don't worry. You will get a REAL ID the next time you renew. Check your eligibility to renew online here: www.texas.gov/dlrenewal
  • If your card expires after October 2020, you have multiple options:
    • Do you have a passport? If so, you may choose to use that as your REAL ID credential.
    • Does your card expire between October 2020 and October 2022? You can renew up to two years ahead of your expiration date. Go to Texas.gov to see if you can renew online.
    • If your card expires between October 2020 and October 2022, you can request a duplicate at Texas.gov. You will be provided a REAL ID compliant duplicate, which will remain valid until it's time for you to renew.
  • If your card expires after October 2022, you have multiple options:
    • Do you have a passport? If so, you may choose to use that as your REAL ID credential.
    • You can mail in a form to request a duplicate DL or ID card, or
    • You can visit Texas.gov to request a duplicate DL or ID card.

For additional questions about eligibility, please visit DPS Customer Service online.