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    A new office for driver's licenses and election identification cards opened Tuesday in the Tarrant County Charles S. Griffin Subcourthouse.


    Over the past year, Precinct One Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks has worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety to open a driver license office at the Subcourthouse at 3500 Miller Avenue in Fort Worth.  Through his efforts, the Commissioners Court approved $25,000 in the FY 2014 capital budget to provide funds to construct the 465 square feet office.


    The Department of Public Safety will provide space for two staff members to serve the community.  The office will provide election identification certificates, driver license renewals, replacement services as well issue state ID cards.  The office schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Tarrant County will provide internet access, telephone service, utilities, janitorial and building maintenance for the office.


    "The new Fort Worth East DPS facility is one of the first of its kind in the State," said Brooks.  "It represents a new level of partnership between the State and Local Government to deliver services to our mutual constituents. The old model has been for the state to mandate that local government do some thing or provide some service and then leave it to use to figure out where the money is going to come from. This new partnership however allows us to extend new services to a community that has lacked access to those services with both the State and the County sharing the cost. It is a true partnership and a win-win for both the tax payers and the citizens of Tarrant County".



    For more information contact Marc Flake, Public Information Officer, at 817-884-2535.

    News release date: January 22, 2014