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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 licenses (CDLs), commercial learner permits (CLPs), and medical certificates have been extended by FMCSA until May 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020.

Failure to Pay Child Support

DPS is authorized to issue an Order of Revocation to any person obligated to pay child who owns or operates a motor vehicle and is not in compliance with an order of support.  DPS cannot reinstate the person's driving privilege until:

  1. The court or the Department of Human Services, Office of Administrative Hearing; Child Support (“OAH”) issues a release that states such person is in compliance with the order of support or until a court or the OAH otherwise authorizes reinstatement of the person's driving privilege, and

  2. The person has paid to the Department the fees required by Section 6-212 of this title and has met all other statutory requirements for reinstatement of the person's driving privilege.

To reinstate this type of action you must:

  1. Surrender any type of driver license or permit in their possession to DPS as directed in the Order of Revocation;

  2. Serve the period of revocation until you obtain a release from the Court or OAH that states you are in compliance with the order of support or until the Court or OAH otherwise authorizes reinstatement of the your driving privileges.

  3. Pay the statutory fees in the amount of $50.00* to DPS;

*NOTE: The statutory fees required for reinstatement are dependent on the laws in effect at the time of revocation. 

Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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