Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 521.421
License Fees; Examination Fees


(a)

The fee for issuance or renewal of a license not otherwise provided for by this section is $32.

(a-1)

The fee for a personal identification certificate issued under Section 501.0165 (State-issued Identification; Necessary Documentation), Government Code, or Section 841.153 (State-issued Identification; Necessary Documentation), Health and Safety Code, is $5.

(a-2)

Except as provided by Subsection (a-1), the department by rule shall establish the fee for a personal identification certificate or drivers license issued to a person whose residence or domicile is a correctional facility or a parole facility.

(a-3)

Except as provided by Subsections (a-1) and (a-2), the fee for a drivers license or personal identification certificate that is issued to a person who is not a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States or a refugee or asylee lawfully admitted into the United States and that is valid for not more than one year is $24.

(b)

The fee for renewal of a Class M license or for renewal of a license that includes authorization to operate a motorcycle is $43.

(c)

The fee for issuance of a provisional license or learner license is $15.

(d)

The fee for issuance or renewal of an occupational license is $10.

(e)

An applicant who changes from a lower to a higher class of license or who adds a type of vehicle other than a motorcycle to the license shall pay a $10 fee for the required examination.

(f)

An applicant applying for additional authorization to operate a motorcycle shall pay a $15 fee for the required application.

(g)

If a Class A, B, or C drivers license includes an authorization to operate a motorcycle, the fee for the drivers license is increased by $11.

(h)

The fee for issuance or renewal of a drivers license, a provisional license, a learner license, or a hardship license issued to a person subject to the registration requirements under Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program), Code of Criminal Procedure, is $20.

(i)

The fee for issuance or renewal of a drivers license is $8 for a license with an expiration date established under Section 521.2711.

(j)

The department shall collect an additional fee of $1 for the issuance or renewal of a license to fund the Blindness Education, Screening, and Treatment Program established under Section 91.027 (Blindness Education, Screening, and Treatment Program), Human Resources Code, if the person applying for or renewing a license opts to pay the additional fee.

(k)

A person applying for the issuance or renewal of a license, including a duplicate license or a license issued or renewed over the Internet or by other electronic means, may elect to contribute $1 or more to the identification fee exemption account established under Section 521.4265 (Identification Fee Exemption Account).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 510, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1156, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1372, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1516, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 546, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 21.002(20), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1186 (H.B. 120), Sec. 6, eff. June 18, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 37 (H.B. 84), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 27.001(105), eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 12.10, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1253 (H.B. 339), Sec. 17, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1288 (H.B. 2161), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 554 (H.B. 2904), Sec. 7, eff. January 1, 2012.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 1), Sec. 72.11, eff. September 28, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 121 (S.B. 1815), Sec. 6(b), eff. September 1, 2014.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 34 (S.B. 1576), Sec. 38, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 3050), Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 616), Sec. 7.002, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 616), Sec. 7.003, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 882 (H.B. 3171), Sec. 1.04, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1024 (H.B. 123), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2019.
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