Ready to get your 2013 Texas drivers license but don't know where to start? Don't worry, we will walk you through the process and will see that you get your Texas drivers license in no time at all! It all comes down to learning the state driving rules, taking the Texas permit test (don't forget to do our Texas drivers license practice test first!), then getting some driving hours behind your belt and passing your Texas driving test! Don't worry about any of the forms or Texas drivers education classes at this point, just concentrate on these three basic steps that will get you your Texas driver's license in 2013!
Texas Drivers License Issuance
Texas drivers license can be issued only by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). A regular class C drivers license is usually issued for 6 years and you must renew your Texas drivers license after this period. If your drivers license expires, you may not continue driving.
Please note that if you are under 18 years of age, your drivers license will expire once you reach the age of 18. At this point, the DPS will cancel your underage Texas drivers license and issue you with a regular class C license.
How to Apply For Texas Drivers License
Before you are issued with a Texas Drivers License, you must obtain a Texas drivers permit, no matter how old you are. Many new applicants are under impression that if you are over 18 years of age, you do not need to obtain the permit anymore. That is wrong. If you do not hold a valid drivers permit, you cannot be behind the wheel and thus you cannot take the driving test. Legally, there is no way around obtaining a driving permit, you have to take a Texas permit test and apply for a drivers permit if you want to get your drivers license. If you want to see what real permit test is like, you may take a free Texas drivers license practice test here. NOTE: you don't have to limit yourself to taking just the drivers license practice test, other practice tests are of great help too. We offer a wide variety of sample exam and questions and you should try to cover as many of them as possible. Make sure to check out this free Texas DPS practice test and this Texas permit practice test, they offer unlimited questions that you can take over and over again until you are ready to nail that drivers permit test of yours!
Once you have a drivers permit, everything becomes very easy. If you are under 18 years of age, you must complete and approved Texas drivers education course and you must also hold your permit for 12 months before you can take your Texas driving test and be issued with Texas drivers license. However, if you are over 18, you do not need to hold your learners permit for so long and you may take the road test right away, provided you know how to drive.
Once you pass your driving test, you are issued with your first Texas drivers license. Note that applicants who are under 18 years of age and have completed the drivers ed course have the option of not taking the driving test.
Take a look at this page if you need more information about applying for a Texas drivers license.
Drivers License Fees
When you will be applying your license, you will be required to pay Texas drivers license fees. The fees may vary depending on the type of license you are applying to and your age. Please check the Texas DPS website for the most current information on drivers license fees.
Texas Drivers License Renewal and Replacement
If you will need to renew your TX drivers license or replace it, the DPS offers a number of convenient options, such as renewal online or renewal over the mail. Of course, you may also visit the DPS in person to take care of the matter.
Please remember that having a Texas drivers license is a privilege, not a right, and this privilege may be withdrawn if you ignore safe driving rules. Drive safely!