Important Texas DPS Forms

Ahh, paperwork. Nobody loves it, but sometimes you have to do less-enjoyable tasks so you can accomplish the finer things in life (like getting your driver license.) That’s why Aceable is here: to help you clear the roadblocks of life. And the Texas Department of Public Safety does love themselves some paperwork roadblocks. No worries! We found the most common Texas DPS forms and placed them here, just for you (and other soon-to-be Texas drivers.)


Note: If you’d like more info about the license process and Texas Department of Public Safety’s forms, check out our course guides. They’re Texas drivers step-by-step guide to getting their learner’s permit and driver license.

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form

You’ll use your VOE form to show the DPS office proof of your school enrollment. Unacceptable proofs of school enrollment include your school identification card, a classroom selfie, or a portion of yesterday’s cafeteria meatloaf.

PTDE Packet

Every student who enrolls in the Texas Parent Taught Driver Education program must get the Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation’s PTDE packet. It’s got all the forms a PTDE student will need to get their Texas driver license.

Reminder: You’ll also need to pick a PTDE course provider, and guess what? Our app is TDLR-approved as a course provider for the Parent Taught Driver Education program.

Hardship License Application

With the Hardship License Application, Texan residents at least 15 years old who demonstrate unusual hardship may apply to get their driver license before their sixteenth birthday.

DL-64 Change of Address Form

Moving across town? Remember to update your driver license address!

Note: You can also do it online!

DL-5 Texas Residency Affidavit

For certain applications (getting your license, permit, etc.), you’ll need to show proof of Texas residency. And no, simply saying “y’all” will not suffice.

DL-7 Texas Driver Handbook

Looking for a resource to study for your Texas driver license written knowledge exam? Or maybe you’re arguing with Ashley and Michael about who’s the best driver? Well, here’s the official Texas Driver Handbook.

Note: The parallel parking section is a personal fave.

DR-1 Application for Copy of Driver Record

Going to the DPS office to see how many speeding tickets you got in your younger, reckless years? This is the form you’ll need.

Note: You can also order a copy of your driver record online.