All original and renewal licenses are valid for 4 years from the last day of the month in which they are issued.
Licenses are to be carried in the vehicle at all times, and must be exhibited on demand of a law enforcement officer.
Every applicant for a driver’s license shall provide the following information: full name; date of birth; sex; residence address and mailing address, if different from the residence; medical information required by the DPS; whether the applicant is deaf or hard-of-hearing; a brief physical description of the applicant; whether the applicant has had a license suspended or revoked, and, if so, why; and the applicant’s social security number. In addition, the applicant must provide 2 forms of identification. Finger image required as proof of identity.
Upon payment of the required fee, the DPS may issue to every applicant a Class A, B, C, or D license. The license shall contain a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee, date of issuance, date of expiration, the full name of the licensee, applicant’s signature, date of birth, mailing or residence address, sex, a color photograph or computerized image of the licensee, and any security features approved by the DPS.
Any application for a restricted license must be signed by a legal guardian if the applicant is under age 18.
Any person under the age of 18 will not be issued a license unless he or she meets state school attendance requirements and has successfully passed the 8th grade reading proficiency test.
Any person at least age 14 may apply for a restricted Class D license with a motorcycle restriction. After passing all portions of the exam other than the driving test, the licensee may operate a motorcycle with a maximum piston displacement of 250cc between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., when wearing approved headgear, and while in view of a licensed adult who is at least 21 years of age and who has a motorcycle endorsement on his or her license. After 30 days, the restricted motorcycle licensee may take the driving test and, if passed, may operate a motorcycle without being accompanied by a licensed adult.
Licensees have 10 days to apply for a new license after changing addresses or names.