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DPS Offering No-Cost Driver’s License & ID Replacement in Harvey-Stricken Counties

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be providing, free-of-charge, replacement drivers licenses or standard-issue state of Texas identification cards for residents in counties impacted by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, they will also be implementing cost-saving measures with respect to Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) surcharges for those living in any one of the counties affected, which has received a gubernatorial disaster declaration.

DPS Offering No-Cost Driver’s License & ID Replacement in Harvey-Stricken Counties

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The no-cost replacement of Texas driver’s licenses or identification cards will be done for those who had previously been issued these cards, but during the process of flooding, or evacuation, or additional circumstances resulting from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, have lost such items. Those living in the affected counties are asked to bring their remaining pieces of identification as well as documentation showing their address of residency to a Texas driver’s license office to take advantage of this service. To locate an office near you, visit http://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp.

DPS Offering No-Cost Driver’s License & ID Replacement in Harvey-Stricken Counties

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As some DPS driver license offices have also been impacted by flooding, please check the website prior to visiting an office in person, in order to ensure it is open. In addition to this free service, those residing in these same counties who have outstanding DRP surcharges have a 60-day grace period, effective August 28, in which they will not be required to make payments. No action will be required by the customer for this to take effect. DPS will implement this change internally. For more information regarding the DRP program, please visit http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/drp.htm.

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Texas Department of Public Safety