DPS continuing Saturday appointments to renew driver’s licenses, IDs due to COVID-19

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Texans who need to renew or replace their driver’s licenses or identification cards can continue to do so on Saturdays through the end of the year.

Starting Oct. 3 to Dec. 19, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Monday that Saturday appointments will be available as the department works to alleviate the backlog caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nearly 700,000 Texans had their IDs expire while DPS offices were closed, the department said in the release.

San Antonio offices at General McMullen, New Braunfels and Pat Booker will offer appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekend. The only day appointments will not be available is Nov. 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. DPS began offering weekend appointments over the summer.

Due to the pandemic, all DPS services are being conducted by appointment only. The department is using an online appointment solution system in which customers can book appointments for a specific day and time up to six months in advance, and show up 30 minutes or less before their scheduled appointment.

DPS is also reminding residents that the extension of expiration dates that was issued in response to COVID-19 is still in place. If your ID, driver’s license, commercial driver’s license or election identification certificate expired on or after March 13, 2020, the extension applies.

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