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Texas DPS/DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Texas DPS/DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the Texas DPS/DMV is:

Online Services at the Texas DPS/DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Texas DPS/DMV offers the following services online:

  • Address change.
  • Registration renewal.
  • License renewal.
  • Replace license.
  • Driving records.
  • Appointments.

Visit and to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Texas Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Texas DPS Practice Tests

Texas DPS Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Texas DPS Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DPS, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Texas

Driver’s Education in Texas

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Texas Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Texas? has you covered!

Texas Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Texas Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Texas Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Texas Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Texas License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Texas driver’s license?

You need to prove your identity, Social Security Number, and Texas residency.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Texas?

You can renew online, by phone, by mail, or in person.

How long do I have to renew my Texas driver’s license after it expires?

You have up to 2 years after the expiration date before you’ll need to pass the tests again. Don’t drive with an expired license or you may face penalties.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Texas?

Yes, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state license when you become a resident.

When will I receive my Texas driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive it within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Texas registration online?

No, you’ll need to contact your local tax office.

How do I renew my car registration in Texas?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in Texas?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my Texas car registration is expired?

You may need to pay a late fee.

When will I receive my Texas car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

Updated documents and stickers should arrive within a few weeks.

How much of my Texas car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Texas?

Yes, you need to register and title your vehicle in Texas when you become a resident.

Texas DPS/DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Texas office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Texas DPS/DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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