The Office of the Governor approved the Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS)'s request to suspend provisions of the Texas Transportation Code to delay the expiration date of driver licenses, commercial driver licenses and identification cards. You may download a copy of the Verification of Driver License Expiration Extension (PDF) notice. All local and state law enforcement officials have been notified of this expiration waiver. To ensure commercial drivers are able to continue to work during the national emergency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) temporarily waived compliance for medical certificates expiring from March 1, 2020 until June 30, 2020. The Texas Department of Public Safety will continue to process medical certificates received, and will discontinue the downgrade of CDLs for expired medical certificates. When the Department resumes normal operations, you will be able to renew without any penalty. Furthermore, the hazardous material endorsement expiration is waived by the TX DPS as part of the CDL expiration date waiver issued by the Office of the Governor, since driver license offices are closed for these types of transactions. If you have a CDL, a medical certificate or a hazardous material endorsement that is expired, you may continue to use your current card until June 30, 2020. Drivers who have an updated medical certificate may still submit it to the department by email CDLMedCert@dps.texas.gov or by fax 512-424-2002.
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