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Any government office loves to have forms to fill out, and the Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are no exceptions. While requests for forms formerly had to be made in person or by mail, now many commonly needed forms for Texas motor vehicle registration and driver's licenses are available online.

Some forms can be filled out and submitted electronically, while others must be downloaded as a PDF file, printed out, and mailed or hand-carried into the local office.

If the files are in PDF format, you will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

Printable Forms

Title and Registration

The TxDMV provides forms dealing with title and registration matters.

Driver Licenses

The DPS posts driver license forms and handbooks, though the form needed to apply for a new license must be picked up in person at a driver license office.

The DPS also offers a long list of other varied driver-related forms, including:

  • Accident reports
  • Commercial vehicle enforcement form
  • Motorcycle safety information and forms
  • Minor's restricted driving license application
  • Parental teen-driver consent revocation form
  • Application for Title (Form 130-U) download
  • Driver's crash report form also known as a blue form (This form is completed within 10 days, by a driver that is involved in a crash when the accident is not investigated by a law enforcement officer and apparent damage is $1,000 or more or if the crash resulted in injury or death.)

License Plates

If you want to pony up some cash and lose that anonymous mix of numbers and letters on your license plates in favor of a vanity plate or other special plate, you can find all kinds of license plate application forms online. Are you "Animal Friendly"? Want to urge others to donate blood? Proud of your college background? You'll find a plate that's perfect for you.

Online Services

Some transactions can be completed entirely online, saving you the hassle of filling out a form and appearing in person at a licensing or registration office office.

Vehicle Registration Renewal

You may renew your car registration online through the TxDMV's online renewal service. There are some eligibility requirements, as well as a small service charge.

License and ID Renewal

To renew your Texas driver's license or ID card through an online form, or to change your address, go to the online license renewal page.

Note: Commercial driver's licenses cannot be renewed online; they can only be renewed or changed by going in person to the local driver license office.

Driving Records

You can also obtain a copy of your personal driving record online. These reports may be required for employment applications, to contest traffic tickets, and for many other purposes.

While commercial drivers may not renew their CDLs online, commercial driving records can be requested online using the same form. The only difference is that CDL holders must enter their entire DPS audit number in the provided box on the form.

Employers and other interested parties or agencies requesting driving records should use the Application for Driver Record (Form DR-1).

Most Requested Forms

Application General Distinguishing Number - LF001

Application for Copy of Driver Record - DR-1

Form used to request your own OR someone else's TX driving record for purposes allowed by law.

Application for Renewal/Replacement/Change of a Texas Driver License or Identification Card - DL-43

Submit this form to request renewed, replacement, OR corrected TX driver's license OR identification card from the DPS.

Application for Texas Driver License or Identification Card - DL-14A

Application for a Texas driver's license OR identification card.

Application for a Social Security Card - SS-5

Application for a Social Security card. Completed form must be submitted to a Social Security office.

Commercial Driver License Application - CDL-1

Submit this form to apply for an original, renewed, OR corrected CDL with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Consular Report of Birth Abroad - FS-240

Proof of identity document for U.S. citizens born abroad. Must request from the U.S. Department of State. Not available online.

Contact your local DMV

Lemon Law Complaint Form - ENF-140

Submit this form to the Texas DMV to request replacement OR repairs to a vehicle violating lemon law. Available for download from the DMV's lemon law form library.

Permanent Resident Card - I-551

Form used in conjunction with your visa to establish temporary OR permanent residence in the U.S. Only available from the United States Citizen and Immigration Services. Not available online.

Contact your local DMV

Request for National Driver Register File Check on Current or Prospective Employee - LI-15

Submit this form to the TX DPS to request a national driver register check on a potential employee for purposes allowed by law.

Request for Texas Motor Vehicle Information - VTR-275

Use this form to request your own OR someone else's vehicle record from the TX Department of Motor Vehicles. Forms must be downloaded from the DMV's form library.

Temporary Resident Identification Card - I-668

Contact your local DMV

U.S. Citizen Identification Card - I-179 or I-197

Contact your local DMV

Driver's License & ID Forms

Application for Texas Hardship Driver License - DL-77

Form used by qualifying residents to apply for a Texas hardship license.

Application for Change of Address on Valid Texas Driver License & Identification Card Form - DL-64

Submit this form to request a change of address on your Texas driver's license OR identification card. Cannot be used for CDLs.

Application for Out of State/Country Renewal/Change of a Texas Driver License or ID Card - DL-16

Use this form to request renewal OR change to your Texas driver's license OR ID card if you're currently residing out-of-state.

Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Driver Education Affidavit - DL-91A

Submit this form to the TX Department of Public Safety after completing parent-taught driver education. Contact DPS to obtain the form. Not available online.

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Class A or B Driver License Application Non-CDL Exempt Vehicles - CDL-2

Application for a Class A OR Class B Texas driver's license exempted by the TX Commercial Driver License Act.

Driver Education Certificate - DE-964

Submit this certificate to DPS after completing an approved teen driver education course as part of applying for your Texas driver's license. Must be obtained from your driver education provider. Not available online.

Contact your local DMV

Explanation for Eye Specialist - DL-63

Complete this form if you failed the Department of Public Safety's eye exam OR require an extensive eye exam when applying for your TX driver's license.

Out of State or Out of Country Renewal/Replacement/Change of Texas Driver License or Identification (DL/ID) Card - DL-16P

Submit this form to the Texas DPS if you're eligible to renew your TX driver's license OR identification card while residing out of the state or country.

Request for a Parent Taught Driver Education Packet - DL-92

Use this form to request a parent-taught driver education guide from the TX Department of Public Safety.

Verification of Enrollment and Attendance - CDD-104

Use this form to verify your educational enrollment (if you don't hold a high school diploma) when applying for a Texas learner's permit or driver's license. Valid for those enrolled in home, private, or charter school, GED program, OR higher education.

Title & Registration Forms

Affidavit of Fact - PWD 314

Form used in conjunction with Texas boat title/registration forms to provide supplemental information.

Affidavit of Heirship for a Motor Vehicle - VTR-262

Form used to transfer ownership of a vehicle belonging to a deceased person to an heir. Must be signed in the presence of a Texas notary public. Only available for download from the Department of Motor Vehicle's form library.

Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Gift Transfer - 14-317

Form used to document a vehicle received as a gift, verifying your eligibility for gift tax. Can only be downloaded from the Texas comptroller's motor vehicle tax forms library.

Application for Farm Trailer/Semitrailer, Farm Truck, or Farm Truck Tractor License Plates - VTR-52-A

Submit this form to request license plates for a farm truck, farm truck tractor, OR farm trailer/semitrailer from the Texas DMV. Only available for download from the Department of Motor Vehicles' forms library.

Application for Replacement License Plates and/or Vehicle Registration Sticker - VTR-60

Form used to request replacement license plates AND/OR registration stickers from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Application for a Certified Copy of Title - VTR-34

Use this form to request a certified copy of your vehicle title from the TX Department of Motor Vehicles. Available for download from the DMV's forms library.

Auction License Plate Number Transfer - VTR-900

Use this form to transfer auction license plates to your current registration. Must be downloaded from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle's specialty license plate auctions webpage.

Bonded Title Application or Tax Collector Hearing Statement of Fact - VTR-130-SOF

Complete this form if you need to transfer ownership of a car without a proper Texas title into your name. Form is only available for download from the DMV's form library.

Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification - VTR-346

Submit this form to notify the TX Department of Motor Vehicles of a vehicle transfer. Releases you from liability for the vehicle. Available for download from the DMV's form library.

Rebuilt Vehicle Statement - VTR-61

Submit this form when applying for a title on a rebuilt salvage vehicle. Must be completed by a certified vehicle inspector. Form only available from the Texas DMV's form library.

Souvenir License Plate Order Form - VTR-998

Use this form to order Texas souvenir license plates from the DMV. Souvenir plates are not street legal. Form must be downloaded from the DMV's souvenir license plates page.

Verification of Vessel or Outboard Motor Serial Number - PWD 504

Use this form to verify your boat's identification/serial number with Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Vessel/Boat Application - PWD 143

Submit this form to TX Parks and Wildlife to apply for a boat title AND/OR registration. Can also be used to pay taxes on smaller vessels.

Vessel/Boat Records Maintenance - PWD 143M

Form used to request renewed, corrected, OR replacement TX boat registration, replacement Texas boat title, OR additional boat ID cards.

Commercial Forms

Commercial Driver License Application Interstate Driver Certification - CDL-4

Use this form to self-certify as an interstate driver when applying for your TX commercial driver's license.

Certificate of Physical Exemption 49 CFR Part 391/390 - CDL-10

Submit this form if you're eligible for exemption from the Texas commercial driver's license medical examination.

Commercial Driver License Application Intrastate Driver Certification - CDL-5

Form used to self-certify as an intrastate driver when applying for your Texas CDL.

Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination - 649-F

Submit this medical certification form to the Texas DPS when applying for a commercial driver's license. Must be completed by a medical professional.

Disability Forms

Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard and/or License Plate - VTR-214

Use this form to apply for disability parking placards AND/OR license plates. Must be downloaded from the Texas DMV's disabled parking placards webpage.

Voter Registration Forms

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application - 76

Mail this form to your county election office to register to vote in Texas AND request an absentee ballot if you currently reside out-of-state.

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