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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate and variance expiration dates have been extended until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to June 1, 2021.


DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

Aggravated DUI

This is a revocation stemming from a conviction for Driving Under the Influence with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. 

  • 1st DUI Revocation = 180 days 
  • 2nd DUI Revocation = 1 year
  • 3rd DUI Revocation = 3 years

To reinstate this type of Order of Revocation, the driver must:

  1. Serve the statutory period of revocation (180 days, 1 year or 3 years) as described above;
  2. Attend a State approved Alcohol/Drug Assessment and complete all recommendations following the assessment.  It may take up to twelve months to complete the requirement. Upon completion of all requirements, a completion certificate will be provided to you by the assessor.  The driver must provide the completion certificate to the Driver Compliance Division of DPS;
  3. Pay the statutory fees in the amount of $315.00* to DPS.

*NOTE: The amount of statutory fees for reinstatement is dependent on the laws in effect at the time of the offense and are subject to change by the Legislature.

Last Modified on Mar 31, 2021
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