Domicile Requirement for Texas Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs)

To apply for a CDL, individuals must provide two documents to verify their domicile is in Texas. The documents submitted must include the individual’s name and permanent address.

Individuals who are unable to provide two documents may be eligible to complete a Texas Residency Affidavit.

   Domicile Documents

Any of the following documents will be accepted to verify an individual’s domicile in Texas. The two documents must be issued by different companies or agencies. For example, an individual may not use a water bill and an electricity bill from the same company.

  • Current deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or a residential rental/lease agreement
  • Valid, unexpired Texas voter registration card
  • Texas motor vehicle registration or title
  • Texas boat registration or title
  • Texas concealed handgun license
  • Utility statement (including electric, water, natural gas, satellite TV, cable TV, or non-cellular phone bill) dated within 90 days of the date of application
  • Selective Service card
  • Medical or health card
  • Current homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy or homeowner’s or renter’s insurance statement
  • Current automobile insurance policy or an automobile insurance statement
  • Texas high school, college, or university report card or transcript for the current school year
  • W-2 or 1099 tax form from the current tax year
  • Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, investment account, and credit card statements dated within 90 days of the date of application
  • Mail from a federal, state, county, or city government agency dated within 90 days of the date of application
  • Current automobile payment booklet
  • Pre-printed paycheck or payment stub dated within 90 days of the date of application
  • Current documents issued by the US military indicating residence address
  • Document from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice indicating the applicant's recent release or parole

Domicile Requirement Waived

The domicile requirement will be waived for individuals who are authorized to use an alternative address under the following circumstances:

  1. Individuals subject to the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) administered by the Attorney General of Texas
  2. Judges or spouses of judges  

Statutory Authority