The grace period for El Pasoans and Texans in general who had their driver’s license expire on or after March 13, 2020 will come to an end this April.

Life for everybody changed last March and a trip to the DMV which was usually only dreaded for the amount of time it could potentially take all of a sudden was also not safe to be at solely due to having to be in close proximity to others.  As a result, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued an expiration date waiver since renewing online wasn’t a viable option for some and they couldn’t fall back to in-person visits to their nearest DPS office in order to renew their license.

This was not a blanket waiver and only applied to driver’s licenses that expired On or after March 13, 2020.  Now that DPS are seeing individuals in person on an appointment basis, they are reminding the public that this particular waiver will expire on April 14, 2020.  Individuals who had been putting off renewing their license because they were subject to the waiver must now make sure they get it done by mid-April or be subject to fines and citations for having an expired license.

Renewing driver’s licenses online can be done by visiting Texas.gov or those that would like to or need to make an appointment to renew in-person can do so by visiting dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense.

DPS is advising that these renewals and appointments be made as soon as possible since DMV offices are still working through a backlog of appointments.

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