Tex. Transp. Code Section 522.021
Application; Offense


(a)

An application for a commercial driver’s license or commercial learner’s permit must include:

(1)

the full name and current residence and mailing address of the applicant;

(2)

a physical description of the applicant, including sex, height, and eye color;

(3)

the applicant’s date of birth;

(4)

the applicant’s social security number, unless the application is for a non-domiciled commercial driver’s license and the applicant is domiciled in a foreign jurisdiction;

(5)

certifications, including those required by 49 C.F.R. Section 383.71(a); and

(6)

any other information required by the department.

(a-1)

If the application is for a non-domiciled commercial driver’s license and the applicant is domiciled in a foreign jurisdiction that does not meet the testing and licensing standards established by 49 C.F.R. Part 383, the applicant must present:

(1)

a social security card issued to the applicant;

(2)

an unexpired foreign passport issued to the applicant;

(3)

a Form I-94 Arrival/Departure record or a successor document or an unexpired employment authorization document; and

(4)

documentation demonstrating proof of Texas residence as provided by Section 522.0225 (Verification of Domicile).

(b)

The application must be sworn to and signed by the applicant. An officer or employee of the department may administer the oath. An officer or employee of this state may not charge for administering the oath.

(c)

The application must meet the requirements of an application under Section 521.141 (General Application Requirements) and must be accompanied by the fee required under Section 522.029 (Fees). The department may require documentary evidence to verify the information required by Subsection (a).

(c-1)

If the department requires proof of an applicant’s identity as part of an application under this section, the department must accept as satisfactory proof of identity an offender identification card or similar form of identification issued to an inmate by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice if the applicant also provides supplemental verifiable records or documents that aid in establishing identity.

(d)

A person who knowingly falsifies information or a certification required by Subsection (a) commits an offense and is subject to a 60-day disqualification of the person’s commercial driver’s license, commercial learner’s permit, or application. An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor.

(e)

When the department issues a license to which this section applies, the department shall provide the person to whom the license is issued with written information about the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry operated under Chapter 692A (Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act), Health and Safety Code.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 941, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1218 (H.B. 967), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1319 (S.B. 1260), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 14.03, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 752 (H.B. 1888), Sec. 8, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1261 (H.B. 3283), Sec. 6, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 609 (H.B. 3646), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 522.021 — Application; Offense, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/TN/htm/TN.­522.­htm#522.­021 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

522.001
Short Title
522.002
Construction
522.003
Definitions
522.004
Applicability
522.005
Rulemaking Authority
522.006
Contracting Authority
522.007
Exemption for Neighboring States
522.011
License or Permit Required
522.012
Restricted License
522.013
Non-domiciled License or Permit
522.014
Permit
522.015
License or Permit Issued by Other Jurisdiction
522.021
Application
522.022
License Requirements
522.023
Tests
522.024
Additional Testing
522.025
Limitations on Issuance of License or Permit
522.026
Limitation on Number of Driver’s Licenses
522.027
Minimum Age
522.028
Check of Driving Record
522.029
Fees
522.030
Content of License
522.031
Notification of License Issuance
522.032
Change of Name or Address of License or Permit Holder
522.033
Commercial Driver’s License Issued to Certain Sex Offenders
522.034
Application for Authorization to Operate Motorcycle
522.035
Recognition and Prevention of Human Trafficking
522.041
Classifications
522.042
Endorsements
522.043
Restrictions
522.051
Expiration of License or Permit
522.052
Renewal of License
522.053
License Renewal Procedures
522.055
Clearance Notice to Department
522.061
Notification of Conviction to Department or Employer
522.062
Notification of Conviction to Licensing Authority in Other State
522.063
Notification of Disqualification
522.064
Notification of Previous Employment and Offenses
522.071
Driving While Disqualified Prohibited
522.072
Employer Responsibilities
522.081
Disqualification
522.082
Reinstatement Following Disqualification for Life
522.083
Update of Records
522.084
Notification to Other Jurisdiction
522.085
Probation of Disqualification Prohibited
522.086
Issuance of Essential Need or Occupational Driver’s License Prohibited
522.087
Procedures Applicable to Disqualification
522.088
Applicability of Other Law
522.089
Effect of Suspension, Revocation, Cancellation, or Denial of License or Permit Under Other Law
522.090
Additional Penalty
522.091
Recognition of Action Taken by Other State
522.092
Suspension, Revocation, Cancellation, or Denial of Driver’s License Under Other Laws
522.093
Self-certification of Medical Status
522.101
Driving While Having Alcohol in System Prohibited
522.102
Implied Consent to Taking of Specimen
522.103
Warning by Peace Officer
522.104
Submission of Report to Department
522.105
Disqualification of Driver
522.106
Affidavit by Certified Breath Test Technical Supervisor
522.151
Definition
522.153
Statement of Gift
522.154
Revocation of Statement of Gift
522.0225
Verification of Domicile
522.0226
Post Office Box Not Valid as Address
522.0235
Alternative Visual Standards for Intrastate Driver
522.0295
Voluntary Contributions
522.0296
Voluntary Contribution for Trafficked Persons Program Account
522.0425
Hazardous Materials Endorsement
522.0541
Denial of Renewal of Commercial Driver License or Learner Permit

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 522.021’s source at texas​.gov