Occupational License, also called an essential-need license, is a
special type of restricted license issued to individuals whose driver
license has been suspended, revoked or denied for certain offenses
other than medical or delinquent child support.
An occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with an individual’s:
2. School-related activities or
3. Performance of essential household duties.
REQUEST AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE:
Requests for an occupational license must be made to the justice, county or district court where the individual lives or to the court of original jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
JUSTICE COURT 1 FILING FEES AND DOCUMENTS NEEDED:
No case will be accepted and no action will be taken on the application until all materials are submitted to the Court.
FORTY-FIVE DAYS OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER LICENSE:
Once all documents are received, these will be reviewed by Assistant District Attorney (ADA).
PETITIONER WILL RECEIVE FROM THE COURT:
TO OBTAIN YOUR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FROM AUSTIN DPS:
Call DPS Austin for occupational license fee and/or any additional charges.
After received are documents from the court, Petitioner must submit the following items to DPS:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Central Cash Receiving
P.O. Box 15999
Austin, TX 78761-5999
Austin Department of Public Safety: English 512-424-2600 Español: 512-424-7181
You should receive your occupational driver license in about 45 days according to Austin DPS.
COURT WILL KEEP:
Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of the preceding documents, these documents are scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact Justice Court One at 817-884-1395.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.
This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.