By Renewing Licenses Online, Texas Drivers Can Avoid Longer Summertime Lines at Government Offices

More Texas motorists renew their driver’s licenses during June, July and

August than at any other time of the year. In fact, more than 1.3

million license renewals – nearly 30 percent of the annual total – take

place during the summer. Consequently, lines at Texas Driver License

offices get longer, too.

But Texas drivers don’t have to pack up their paperwork or spend gas

money traveling to a driver license office and standing in line to

renew. Instead, eligible current licensees may renew online at

Online renewals are available to Texas residents ages 18-79 who are U.S.

citizens, whose current licenses expire in less than one year and have

not been expired for more than a year, and whose most recent renewal was

in person at a Texas Driver License office. Other eligibility

requirements are available on the Texas Department of Public Safety website.

On average, more than 2,000 Texans visit the

website daily to renew their driver licenses and take care of other

driver-related needs. Annually, almost 50 percent of eligible license

holders renew online, not only avoiding standing in line, but also

sidestepping the possibility of getting to the renewal office without

the correct paperwork. In addition, online applicants can renew 24/7,

whether Texas Driver License offices are open or not, in only a few

minutes and from the comfort of their own homes – in effect, being the

only ones in line.

offers more than just driver license renewal. It’s also a fast,

convenient, and fuel-efficient way to renew

your annual vehicle registration, order

a birth certificate, renew

a professional license and much

more. Users can also access on-the-go with the mobile

version of the website at

About is the official website of the state of Texas (

and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the

Department of Information Resources (DIR). helps state and

local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without

tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC.

Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets and is

part of eGovernment firm NIC’s

(NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since its launch in 2000,

has securely processed more than 170 million financial transactions and

collected more than $24 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

NIC is the nation’s leading provider of government websites, online

services and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s

innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase

efficiencies for government agencies, citizens and businesses across the

country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for

more than 3,000 federal, state and local agencies across the United

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