AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will temporarily waive expiration dates for driver licenses, commercial driver licenses, and other identification forms.
The suspension will be in effect until 60 days after DPS provides further public notice that normal driver license operations have resumed.
The action falls within Gov. Abbott's State of Disaster Declaration which is part of the ongoing effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Our top priority remains public health and safety, and we will continue to take action to ensure that Texans can avoid large public gatherings,” said Gov. Abbott in a news release. “Texas is at a pivotal moment in the response to COVID-19, and by temporarily delaying driver license renewals we will help limit non-essential trips into public settings and slow the spread of this virus.”