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Out-of-State Offenses

An offense committed out-of-state may impact an individualís driver eligibility status in Texas.

   Suspension in a Different State or Jurisdiction

Any individual who has a suspended driving status in another state or jurisdiction is not eligible for a Texas driver license. If a Texas driver license is issued and the individual’s driver eligibility status changes in another state or jurisdiction, then the Texas driver license is subject to cancellation.

Driver License Reinstatement Requirements
If an individual has a suspended driving status in another state or jurisdiction, then the individual must:

  1. Obtain a “clear” or “eligible” status from that state's driver licensing agency to prevent the cancellation of the Texas driver license (documents submitted by an out-of-state court will not be accepted), and
  2. Email us using our secure website or call us at 512-424-2600.
   Unpaid Traffic Citations / Non-Resident Violator Compact (NRVC)

DPS may revoke a driver license if an individual has not complied with the terms of a traffic citation received in another state. In some situations the individual may be eligible to request a hearing to contest the revocation.

Driver License Reinstatement Requirements
For a driver license to be reinstated, an individual must submit to DPS:

  1. Proof of payment for the out-of-state citation (this includes a receipt from the court, a copy of the money order or cashier’s check, or a copy of the front and back of a cancelled check), and
  2. Payment of the reinstatement fee prior to the renewal or issuance of a driver license.
   Out-of-State Convictions

DPS may suspend or disqualify an individual’s driver license upon notice of conviction for an offense committed in another state that, if the offense was committed in Texas, would be grounds for a suspension or disqualification. In some situations the individual may be eligible to request a hearing to contest the suspension or disqualification.

Hearings
Individuals may be eligible in certain circumstances to request a hearing to contest the suspension of their driver license. If the request is submitted within the required 20 days, DPS will send a letter to the individual to the address on record. The letter will provide the date, time and location of the hearing. Please allow up to 120 days for the hearing to be scheduled. Requests made after the required 20 days will be denied, and the individual will be notified by mail.

Hearings are conducted in a municipal or justice court in the county where the individual lives. During the hearing, the individual is responsible for providing facts to the hearing officer who will determine if the reasons for the suspension are valid.

NOTE: If you have already been through the administrative hearing process and the decision resulted in the suspension of your driver license, you may be eligible to appeal that decision.

Driver License Reinstatement Requirements
Individuals must pay a reinstatement fee prior to the renewal or issuance of a driver license.

   DPS Mailing Address, Fax Number and Email Information

Required documents can be submitted by mail, fax or email. All documents submitted by email must be in PDF format. Individual must write their name, date of birth and driver license number on all documents so their record can be properly identified.

Mailing Address:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Service
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0320

Fax Number:

512-424-2848

Email:


Driver Eligibility Status

For individuals who are required to submit compliance documents (i.e. certificate of completion, SR-22, etc.), their driver eligibility status will change from “ineligible” to “eligible” on the License Eligibility website once all documents have been processed and fees have been paid.