Getting Your Permit

What do I bring to the DPS to get my permit?

  • 1 Primary ID
    • Ex: Original Certified Birth Certificate, Unexpired Passport (can be used for both primary and secondary document)
  • 1 Secondary ID
    • Ex: School photo ID, Social Security Card
  • Social security number
  • Documentation showing you meet the current enrollment or attendance requirements in a secondary or vocational technical school and that you have successfully passed the criterion – referenced reading test required for all eighth grade students (usually referred to as the school letter)
    • All forms provided by schools must be typed and each signature block must have original signature
  • At least one parent or legal guardian listed on the PTDE Affidavit must be present
  • Approved affidavit from DPS
  • Any documents showing legal name change
  • Aceable Drivers Ed payment receipt (emailed to the student post-purchase)
  • $42.50 in cash or check to be paid at Tag Agency. This covers both the permit and license fee, but is paid when receiving the permit

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COVID-19 UPDATE: MAILED CERTIFICATE PROCESSING RESUMING 5/26 - The Aceable certificate Fulfillment Team has been abiding by the shelter in place order in Houston.  As of 5/26/20, our Certificate Team is no longer under Shelter-in-Place orders, and has been able to safely return to the office and resume certificate processing. There may still be delays as the team works through the backlog of certificates. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. For all Coronavirus Impact Updates, please click here.