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Occupational Driver's Licenses

What is an occupational license?

If your license has been suspended for an intoxicated offense you may be eligible for an occupational license. An occupational license is a special restricted license that allows you to drive for your occupation, for educational purposes, or in the performance of essential household duties.

How do you obtain an occupational License?

In order to obtain an occupational license, you must file a request in the designated county or district court in the county where the driver resides or in the county where the alcohol related offense occurred. After a hearing, the judge will determine whether or not to grant an occupational license.

A certified court order must be submitted to DPS along with a certified copy of the petition. You must also obtain and submit an original certificate of proof of SR-22 insurance. Once DPS receives these documents and the occupational license fee, they will issue the occupational license.

Montgomery County Texas DWI Lawyer Doug Atkinson has helped hundreds of clients get occupational licenses. He is familiar with the rules and regulations and can streamline the process for you so that you can get back your license to drive.

Does an occupational license allow you to drive a commercial motor vehicle?

You cannot receive an occupational license to drive a commercial motor vehicle in the State of Texas.

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