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Fillable Form DL-14A (2020)

Form DL 14-A is used to apply for a Texas Driver License. If new to Texas, you must apply for a new driver's license within 90 days or your out-of-state license will no longer be valid in Texas.

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What is DL-14A?

Form DL-14A, also known as Application for a New Drivers License, is a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) form that is used to apply for a driver license or identification card.

How to Fill Out DL-14A?

Purpose of Application
Type of Application
If your application is for a driver license check the box for “Driver License.”

If your application is for an identification card, check the box for “Identification Card.”

Check the appropriate box for your corresponding situation.

  • Original
  • Renewal
  • Replacement
  • Address or Name Change

Check the appropriate boxes for the class of driver license you are applying for.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • Motorcycle
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Information
Name
Provide your full legal name including your: last name, first name, middle name, suffix (if any), and maiden name (if any).

Social Security Number
Provide your SSN.

Date of Birth
Provide your date of birth.

Sex
If you are male, check “Male.” If you are female, check “Female.”

Height
Provide your height in feet and inches.

Weight
Provide your weight in pounds.

Eye Color
Provide your eye color.

Hair Color
Provide your hair color.

Race
Check the appropriate box for your corresponding race.

  • Alaskan or American Indian
  • Asian or Pacific Islander
  • Black
  • White

Ethnicity
Check the appropriate box for your corresponding ethnicity.

  • Hispanic Origin
  • Not Hispanic Origin
  • Unknown

Place of Birth
Provide your place of birth including city, state, county, and country

Father’s Last Name
Provide your father’s last name.

Mother’s Last Name
Provide your mother’s last name.

Contact Information
Residential Address
Provide your residential address including address, city, state, zip code, and county.

Mailing Address
Provide your mailing address including address, city, state, zip code, and county.

Home Phone
Provide your home phone number.

Other Phone
Provide your other phone number if any.

Email
Provide your email address.

Emergency Contacts
Provide information on the people you would like to be contacted in case of an emergency. Include their names, phone numbers, and address(es).

Alternate Address
If you are a Peace Officer or State/Federal Judge, provide your alternate address. Include your address, city, state, zip code, and county.

Required Information from All Applicants

1. If you are a US citizen, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO” then go to question 3.

2. If you would like to register to vote or if already registered, would like to update your voter information, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

3. If you are a veteran, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO” and go to question 4.

a. If you are a 60% disabled Veteran receiving compensation and want to waive the application fee, check “YES” and provide proof of disability. Otherwise, check “NO.”
b. If you want a Veteran designator on your DL or ID, check “YES” and provide proof of service or honorable discharge. Otherwise, check “NO.”
c. If you are 50% disabled or 40% disabled and have had a lower extremity amputated and want a Disabled Veteran designator on your DL or ID, check “YES” and provide proof of service or honorable discharge and disability. Otherwise, check “NO.”
d. If you want a Veteran or Disabled Veteran designator and want the branch of service shown on your DL or ID, check “YES” and check the appropriate branch of service. Otherwise, check “NO.”

4. If you have a health condition that may impede communication with a peace officer, check “YES” and have your physician complete a Form DL-101. Otherwise, check “NO.”

5. If you would like to register as an organ donor, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

6. If you want to donate $1.00 to the Blindness Education Screening and Treatment Program, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

7. If you want to support the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas donor registry, indicate a donation amount of $1 or more and check “Yes.” Otherwise, check “No.”

8. If you want to support Texas Veterans, indicate a donation amount of $1 or more and check “Yes.” Otherwise, check “No.”

9. If you want to support survivors of sexual assault, indicate a donation amount of $1 or more and check “Yes.” Otherwise, check “No.”

Required Information from Driver License Applicants Only

1. If you currently have or have ever been diagnosed with or treated for any medical condition that may affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, check “YES” and provide your medical condition and its explanation. Otherwise, check “NO.”

2. If you have a mental condition that may affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, check “YES” and provide your mental condition and its explanation. Otherwise, check “NO.”

3. If you have ever had an epileptic seizure, convulsion, loss of consciousness, or other seizure, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

4. If you have diabetes requiring treatment by insulin, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

5. If you have any alcohol or drug dependencies that may affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle or have had any episodes of alcohol or drug abuse within the past two years, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

6. If you have, within the past two years, been treated for any other serious medical conditions, check “YES” and provide your mental condition and its explanation. Otherwise, check “NO.”

7. If you have EVER been referred to the Texas Medical Advisory Board for Driver Licensing, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

Required Information from First Time Driver License Applicants Only

1. If you have ever had a driver license, identification card or instruction permit in Texas, or any other state, check “YES” and provide the state(s), number(s), and date(s). Otherwise, check “NO.”

2. If you are enrolled in or have completed an approved driver education course, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

3. If your driver license or driver privilege is CURRENTLY or EVER been suspended, revoked, cancelled, denied, or disqualified in ANY state, check “YES” and provide the state, when it happened, and why. Otherwise, check “NO.”

Vehicle Registration and Insurance Information

1. If you own a motor vehicle that is required to be registered, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

2. If you own a motor vehicle that is required to have liability insurance OR other proof of financial responsibility in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, check “YES.” Otherwise, check “NO.”

Certification

Check the appropriate option of the kind of address your current residential address is. After ensuring that you have accomplished this form completely and accurately, sign and date this form.

Note that you must only sign the form in the presence of a notary public or a DPS official.

Submission

Submit this form along with your other required documents to Texas DPS.

After submitting all the required documents including Form DL-14A, you will need to take and pass the required tests. These tests include a written knowledge test, vision test, and driving skills test. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a temporary driver license which you can use for 45 days until you receive your permanent license through the mail.

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