Notice of Change of Address or Name - Texas Transportation Code Section 521.054

§ 521.054. Notice of Change of Address or Name

(a) This section applies to a person who:

(1)  after applying for the license or certificate moves from the address stated in the person's application for a license or certificate;

(2) moves from the address shown on the license or certificate held by the person; or

(3) changes the person's name by marriage or otherwise.

(b) A person subject to this section shall notify the department of the change not later than the 30th day after the date on which the change takes effect and apply for a duplicate license or certificate as provided by Section 521.146.

(c) A person changing the person's address shall notify the department of the old and new addresses and the number of the license or certificate held by the person. A person changing the person's name shall notify the department of the former and new names and the number of the license or certificate held by the person.

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Note: I am sometimes asked, "If I change my address, do I have to notify DPS?"  The answer is you have 30 days, otherwise if stopped, the officer can issue you a Class C citation.  (Of course, if you are polite, which is always a good policy, you might just be issued a warning.)

Also, there are practical reasons why it's a good idea to keep DPS updated.

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Chris Lomax - July 7, 2008 9:49 AM

If someone is a student who still has their parents home address on their driving license rather than their student accomodation address, should they change the address?

Raul - February 12, 2011 4:24 PM

If someone haven't updated his Texas ID. And there have been months since he move from the address. Is there any problem if he tries to updated now?

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