The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing appointment availability on Saturdays through the end of the year for select Driver License offices, according to a press release from Rep. Andrew Murr, Texas House District 53.

The state-wide Driver License (DL) offices will provide appointments on Saturday for customers who need to renew or replace their Texas DL or ID cards.

This is excellent news for those who work full-time during weekday hours. Saturday appointments will begin October 3rd and continue every Saturday through December 19th, except on November 28th.

Since COVID-19, over 7,000,000 Texans had their Driver License and Identification expire. The recent announcement will alleviate the backlog many folks are currently experiencing when making an appointment with DPS to replace or renew their DLs/IDs.

In response to COVID-19 concerns, when DL offices reopened in May, DPS introduced its latest appointment solution, and all services began to be performed only by appointment to provide additional convenience, reducing the time spent waiting in line.

You can now book appointment up to 6 months in advance for a specific date and time. Visit the Online Appointment Scheduler to arrange an appointment or view availability at https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/appointments.htm. It is important that many DL renewals or changes can be completed online.

As a reminder, the extension for the expiration dates that was granted in response to COVID-19 remains in effect.

The extension means if your Texas ID, DL, commercial driver license (CDL) or election identification certificate (EIC) expires on or after March 13, 2020, it falls under the period covered by the State of Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19 and will remain valid for 60 days after DPS issues a public notice that the extension period for the disaster declaration has been lifted.

This 60-day notice has not been given at this time, and Texans are encourages to schedule their appointments ahead of time.

If you are having issues scheduling an appointment, my office can assist you. Please send me an email at District53.Murr@house.texas.gov with your information and my staff will be back in touch with you to assist as quickly as possible.

House District 53 includes Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kimble, Kerr, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sutton Counties and covers approximately 15,000 square miles of rural Texas.