OLDHAM COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday will open a driver license office in Vega, located inside the Oldham County Annex Building at 100 S. Main Street. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.).
Driving tests are Tuesday – Friday by appointment only, and customers should make appointments in person. In addition, DPS encourages customers to make sure they have the proper paperwork (including documents needed for residency requirements) before making the trip to the office: www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/ApplyforLicense.htm.
Residents who are eligible can skip the trip to the office completely by renewing their license or identification card – or changing their address – at Texas.gov. In order for a customer to be eligible for online renewal, the card holder must be a U.S. citizen and the expiration date on the card must be within one year. When the card is renewed, the expiration date on the new card will be six years after the current card's expiration date, whether customers renew early or not.
Additionally, in order to renew online, the card cannot have been expired for more than two years. Requirements for renewing online are available at Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas. Customers can also renew by phone at 1-866-357-3639. The eligibility requirements for phone renewal and online renewal are the same. The fee is the same for online, in-person and telephone renewals.
Licenses must be renewed in person every 12 years, so an updated photo can be taken and eyesight can be tested. If residents need to come into the office to renew, they can do so up to one year before the expiration date, which means they can pick a time that is convenient for their schedule and visit any driver license office in the state.
Customers may obtain a replacement driver license or identification card online if they are able to provide the 20 character code on the front of their current license or card.
To find out more about online renewal services, visit: http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/OnlineServices.htm.