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 FOUR 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 Justice Court Clerk and the Judge.
PETITIONER WILL RECEIVE FROM THE COURT:
A Copy of the Court Order and Trip log MUST be kept with you at all times and up to date.
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:
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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