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Driving Safety Providers – Certificate Ordering System

On July 15, 2024, the department will begin transitioning out of the Driving Safety Certificate Ordering Portal into the Online Licensing System. Providers will not be able to order driving safety certificate numbers between July 1, 2024, through July 15, 2024. Certificate Orders will not be processed at all during the transition phase. If you are running… Read More about Driving Safety Providers – Certificate Ordering System

Attention: Barber Shops, Beauty Salons, Dual Shops, All Mini-Barbershops & Salons & All Mobile Shops & Salons

HB 1560 Update: House Bill 1560 (87R) was passed by the 87th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 15, 2021, combining the Barbering and Cosmetology programs. As a result, on March 4, 2024, many barber businesses will receive an updated business license with a new license number and license type…. Read More about Attention: Barber Shops, Beauty Salons, Dual Shops, All Mini-Barbershops & Salons & All Mobile Shops & Salons

Motorcycle Instructors Can Apply and Renew Online

Effective immediately, Motorcycle Instructors can now renew and apply for an initial motorcycle instructor license online using the Online Licensing Services System. Instructors must first register as a new user before they can begin a renewal or initial application transaction. This online system allows for quicker application processing times, electronic payments, and the ability for users to upload documents directly… Read More about Motorcycle Instructors Can Apply and Renew Online

Some TDLR Licensees May Need to Provide New Fingerprints for License Renewal

State law requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to conduct a national criminal history background check. As part of that process, TDLR also subscribes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Civil Rap Back Program, which automatically notifies the agency of any arrests or criminal convictions that occur after a licensee is… Read More about Some TDLR Licensees May Need to Provide New Fingerprints for License Renewal

Changes to Private Property Towing Fees

On October 5, 2021, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Section 86.455, changing the maximum amount that towing companies can charge for private property tows starting on November 1, 2021. The Commission also adopted amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Section 85.722, changing the allowable impoundment fee… Read More about Changes to Private Property Towing Fees

Ending LPG Licensing at TDLR

Effective September 17, 2021, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is exempt from registration by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and we are no longer issuing Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) device registrations, or service company or technicians licenses for the LPG category. Companies and individuals are no longer required to register LPG devices or… Read More about Ending LPG Licensing at TDLR

Notice to prospective licensees, current licensees renewing their licenses, and stakeholders

Applicants can apply for new licenses and renew licenses online. TDLR strongly encourages you to take advantage of the opportunity to apply or renew online. The process is secure and easy to use – and faster than submitting paper-based applications and supporting documents, especially as TDLR deals with significant staffing issues related to COVID-19. Access the online… Read More about Notice to prospective licensees, current licensees renewing their licenses, and stakeholders

TNC Application Now Available

TDLR is now accepting applications for Transportation Network Company (TNC) permits. Apply online now (select “register as a new user”). TNCs that previously held a valid agreement with a Texas municipality and continued operating must apply on or before December 31, 2017. We recommend all applicants review the TNC Law and TNC Administrative Rules before applying.