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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.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Under this type of action, DPS has the ability to cancel or deny  the driving privileges or deny driving privileges for the following periods of time:

  1. For a period of six (6) months for a first offense;

  2. For a period of one (1) year for a second offense;

  3. For a period of two (2) years for a third or subsequent offense; or

  4. In the discretion of the court, until the person attains twenty-one (21) years of age, if that period of time would be longer than the period of time provided in paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of this subsection.

To reinstate this type of action you must:

  1. Serve the statutory period of revocation or court ordered period of revocation; and

  2. Pay the statutory fee of $50.00;
Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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