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How to Renew a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Texas

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In order to renew CDL credentials, you must visit a local DPS office and follow these steps:

  1. Present proof of identity:
    • Primary documents:
      • Driving license
      • Passport
    • Secondary documents:
      • Birth certificate (original or certified copy)
      • Court order showing name and date of birth and indicating a name change or gender change from a US entity (original or certified copy)
    • Supporting documents:
      • Social Security card
      • W-2 form Note: Drivers must bring one primary identity document and two secondary identity documents or one secondary and two supporting identity documents:

  • Show two proofs of residency:
    • Valid voter registration card
      • Car registration certificate
    • Give one proof of Social Security Number:
      • Social Security card
      • Health insurance card
    • Present one proof of US citizenship or lawful presence:
      • Passport
      • Birth certificate
      • Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) (non-U.S. citizens)
      • Foreign passport with attached temporary I-551 (non-U.S. citizens)
  • Complete one of the following applications:
  • Complete the Self-Certification Affidavit (CDL-7) form
    • Depending on the class of your CDL application, you may be asked to present a medical examiner certificate as well.
  • Have a medical examiner fill out an examination form to renew your medical report and bring it to the driver license office
  • Provide your current drivers license
  • Take a photo
  • Pay the renewal fee:
    • If you are between 18 and 84: $61
    • If you are 85 or older: $26
    • If you are a non-resident: $121
    • If you are registered under Chapter 62 CCP: $21
      • The TX driver license offices accept credit cards, cash, checks and money orders

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