Tex. Transp. Code Section 522.051
Expiration of License or Permit


(a)

Except as provided by Subsections (f) and (i) and Sections 522.013 (Non-domiciled License or Permit)(e), 522.033 (Commercial Driver’s License Issued to Certain Sex Offenders), and 522.054, an original commercial driver’s license expires eight years after the applicant’s next birthday.

(b)

Except as provided by Subsection (j) and Section 522.054, a commercial driver’s license issued to a person holding a Texas Class A, B, C, or M license that would expire one year or more after the date of issuance of the commercial driver’s license expires eight years after the applicant’s next birthday.

(c)

Except as provided by Subsection (k) and Section 522.054, a commercial driver’s license issued to a person holding a Texas Class A, B, C, or M license that would expire less than one year after the date of issuance of the commercial driver’s license or that has been expired for less than one year expires eight years after the expiration date shown on the Class A, B, C, or M license.

(d)

Except as provided by Subsection (l) and Section 522.054, a commercial driver’s license issued to a person holding a Texas Class A, B, C, or M license that has been expired for at least one year but not more than two years expires eight years after the applicant’s last birthday.

(e)

For purposes of this section, a person’s “last birthday” is the birthday that occurs on or before the date of issuance, and a person’s “next birthday” is the birthday that occurs on or after the date of issuance.

(f)

Except as provided by Section 522.013 (Non-domiciled License or Permit), a non-domiciled commercial driver’s license other than a temporary non-domiciled commercial driver’s license under Section 522.013 (Non-domiciled License or Permit)(e) expires on:

(1)

the earlier of:

(A)

the first birthday of the license holder occurring after the eighth anniversary of the date of the application; or

(B)

the expiration date of the license holder’s lawful presence in the United States as determined by the appropriate United States agency in compliance with federal law; or

(2)

the first anniversary of the date of issuance, if there is no definitive expiration date for the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States.

(g)

A commercial driver’s license issued to a person whose residence or domicile is a correctional facility or a parole facility expires on the first birthday of the license holder occurring after the first anniversary of the date of issuance. The department by rule shall establish the fee for a commercial driver’s license issued to a person whose residence or domicile is a correctional facility or a parole facility.

(h)

A commercial learner’s permit expires on the earlier of:

(1)

the expiration date of the driver’s license or commercial driver’s license; or

(2)

the 181st day after the date of issuance.

(i)

Except as provided by Subsection (f) and Sections 522.013 (Non-domiciled License or Permit)(e), 522.033 (Commercial Driver’s License Issued to Certain Sex Offenders), and 522.054, an original commercial driver’s license with a hazardous materials endorsement expires five years after the applicant’s next birthday.

(j)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a commercial driver’s license with a hazardous materials endorsement issued to a person holding a Texas Class A, B, C, or M license that would expire one year or more after the date of issuance of the commercial driver’s license expires five years after the applicant’s next birthday.

(k)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a commercial driver’s license with a hazardous materials endorsement issued to a person holding a Texas Class A, B, C, or M license that would expire less than one year after the date of issuance of the commercial driver’s license or that has been expired for less than one year expires five years after the expiration date shown on the Class A, B, C, or M license.

(l)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a commercial driver’s license with a hazardous materials endorsement issued to a person holding a Texas Class A, B, C, or M license that has been expired for at least one year but not more than two years expires five years after the applicant’s last birthday.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1372, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 546, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 358 (S.B. 1258), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 37 (H.B. 84), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1319 (S.B. 1260), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 23.006, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1288 (H.B. 2161), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 752 (H.B. 1888), Sec. 22, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 616), Sec. 7.005, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 522.051 — Expiration of License or Permit, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/TN/htm/TN.­522.­htm#522.­051 (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

§ 522.051’s source at texas​.gov