DMV Appointments in Texas
A Texas DMV driving test appointment can help you to save time, regardless of whether you are applying for a Texas license, a Texas commercial drivers license or are in need to have another drivers license or identification card service. A DPS online appointment is simple to make and can be done on your personal computer or mobile device. However, this system is not supported in every Texas DPS. Some counties are also limited in whether or not they can offer a commercial driver road skill exam, which would interfere with online scheduling options.
The DPS appointment system can be utilized when you need to take a driving test for a standard Texas drivers license or a Texas commercial drivers license (CDL). Additionally, you may be eligible to “get in line online” when beginning the application process for a drivers license, thus expediting your application and shortening the time that you spend at your local Texas DPS.
Driving Test Appointments in Texas
You can make an appointment at a DPS location in Texas, so long as your preferred DPS is a participating location. Not every DPS within the state supports this innovative and time-saving system.
When you make a drivers license appointment, you will be permitted to schedule your appointment between one day and 90 days in advance. However, if submitting your request online, then you may see that some days in the near future are unavailable if the maximum number of scheduled appointments has already been received. The online system will only permit you to schedule one appointment at a time with the ability to cancel or reschedule DMV appointment requests as needed. After you schedule your driving appointment, the system will allow you to print a confirmation page that will include additional instructions about preparing for your appointment.
Other Services Covered by the Texas DMV Appointment System
The Texas DPS appointment system allows for the scheduling of multiple drivers license and identification card related services. At a participating DPS, you can:
- Renew or replace your Texas drivers license or identification card.
- Apply for a first-time Texas drivers license, identification card or permit.
- Submit a name or address change to the Texas DPS.
- Take a written drivers license exam or an endorsement exam.
How to Schedule a DMV Appointment in Texas
You can schedule a Texas DPS appointment either online or by contacting your local participating DPS over the phone. Appointments can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance and the available appointment days and times are based upon DPS hours and availability.
To take advantage of the DPS appointment system, you must be able to provide your full legal name, your full date of birth and, when applicable, your drivers license number, state identification number or learners permit number.
What to Bring to Your Texas DMV Appointment
It is important that you check a DPS appointment time for a Texas DPS prior to arriving in order to plan your visit. Most drivers license and state identification card services will require that you be present at least 10 minutes prior to the time of your appointment. However, if you have a DPS road test appointment, then you must arrive one hour prior to your appointment in order to complete your application and submit your payment. If you do not arrive at the required time margins, then your appointment may be rescheduled by the DPS.
If you have a DPS behind the wheel test appointment, it is important that you bring:
- Your Texas learners license or Texas drivers license with a B restriction.
- The driving test fee.
- Proof of driver education if you are younger than 25 years of age. Acceptable forms of proof include a Texas driver education certificate, a parent taught driver education affidavit or an adult driver education certificate.
- Your verification of enrollment, high school diploma or GED if you are younger than 18 years of age.
- Proof of current Texas liability insurance. Your proof of auto insurance must be in a paper format as proof via a smartphone is not acceptable at this time.
- Your current vehicle registration.
If your DPS appointment is for a drivers license or identification card renewal or replacement, then you must bring proof of identification and a completed application for the renewal or replacement. If the appointment is for a change of address, then please be ready to provide a completed change of address application and your current (or expired within two years) Texas identification card or drivers license. For a name change, you must have a completed application ready, your current (or expired within two years) Texas drivers license or identification card and a supporting name change document such as a marriage license, divorce decree or court order.
For an initial Texas drivers license appointment or Texas state identification card, you will need to bring:
- Your Social Security card.
- Documents that verify your identity.
- Documents that verify your United States citizenship or lawful residence within the U.S.
- Two documents that provide proof of Texas residency, such as an insurance card, lease agreement, mortgage statement or a utility bill.
If you are scheduled to take a written test or add an endorsement to an existing commercial drivers license, then you must provide one form that proves your identity.
How to Cancel or Reschedule a DMV Appointment in Texas
A Texas DPS view appointment option can be found online should you need to review your appointment date and time, if you scheduled your initial appointment online. The DPS appointment number can be found on your online account as well as on the confirmation receipt that you received after scheduling your appointment online. This number can also be used to cancel or reschedule your appointment over the phone if you are experiencing trouble with the online system.
To reschedule or cancel an appointment DPS, you may:
- Contact the DPS that you are scheduled with and reschedule or cancel your appointment over the phone.
- Respond to a text-based appointment notification with “C”.
- Log onto your online account to make changes to your appointment.
Please keep in mind that only one DPS appointment can be scheduled at any given time. If you have more than one appointment scheduled, then the DPS can cancel any duplicate scheduling.