Renew an Expired License for Servicemembers and Veterans
Benefits Available to You
If Your License Expired Within the Past 5 Years
As a military servicemember or veteran, if you have held the same Texas license you are applying for within the past 5 years:
- You will not be required to take a licensing exam, and
- Your renewal application will be expedited
If Your License Expired While Serving on Active Duty
If your license expired while you were serving on active duty, you can take advantage of exclusive benefits, including:
- An additional two years to complete your license renewal (up to 5 years total)
- No renewal fees
- No examination requirement
- Expedited renewal process
Step 1: Understand and Meet the Renewal Requirements
Select your license type to see the renewal requirements.
Note: You’ll need to complete all renewal requirements before sending in your renewal application. Some license types may require that you complete continuing education hours before you can renew.
If your license type is not listed here, please contact us for assistance.
Step 2: Complete Your Renewal Application Form
To begin the renewal process, download and complete the paper renewal application form for your license type.
You must apply by mail to receive benefits of a military spouse.
Step 3: Include the Military Supplemental Application
Download and complete the Military Supplemental Application Form (PDF).
Please include the following documentation as evidence of your military status:
- For Servicemembers: A copy of military orders showing proof of active duty status
- For Veterans: Documents showing proof of veteran status (such as a DD-214 or NGB-22)
You'll need to include these documents along with your completed application materials.
Do not send original documents, send copies only. Materials submitted will not be returned.
Step 4: Submit the Completed Application Packet
After you've completed the renewal form and the military supplemental application, you will be ready to submit your application materials to TDLR.
If your license expired while you were serving on active duty, you'll be exempt from paying the renewal fee.
If your license did not expire while you were on active duty, you must pay the renewal fee.
Mail the completed application forms along with the non-refundable application fee (if required) to:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
ATTN Military Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711-2157
Please be sure to place the military supplemental application on top of your license application form to ensure that your paperwork is routed appropriately.
If you have questions about the licensing process, or if you want to check on the status of your application, please contact customer service.
(800) 803-9202 [in state only]
Our business hours are 07:00 – 18:00 hrs, Monday through Friday, excluding state and federal holidays.