Occupational Driver's Licenses in Texas
My license is suspended...what can I do now?An occupational license is a special restricted license issued to persons whose license has been suspended or revoked for certain offenses (other than medical reasons or delinquent child support). An occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with a persons occupation, for educational purposes or in the performance of essential household duties. Requests for such licenses are made to the county or district court in the county of the licensee's residence or to the court of original jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
Is the court order the occupational license?No, this is the order granting the occupational license. The court order and all other required items need to be submitted to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) so an occupational license can be issued. The court order may be used as a license for 30 days from the date of the judge's signature while DPS processes the occupational license.
What are the requirements for the occupational license?The certified copy of the petition and a certified copy of the court order granting the occupational license.
A SR-22 certificate of insurance.
An occupational license fee for a one-year license or less. The maximum length of issuance is a 2-year license, provided that the court order grants this length of time.
A statutory reinstatement fee for the Safety Responsibility suspension, if required.
A statutory reinstatement fee for the Driver Improvement suspension, if required.
A statutory reinstatement fee for the Administrative License Revocation (ALR), if required.