Occupational License

To file for an Occupational Driver License, you must:

Familiarize yourself with the requirements as set out in the Transportation Code Section 521.241 to 521.253    ODL CHECKLIST:/DocumentCenter/View/8466.

Also, you may want to view this packet from TexasLawHelp.

  1. File a Petition with the Williamson County Justice Court. Download the Petition For Occupational License (PDF).
  2. Obtain and file an SR-22 Certificate of Insurance or Proof of Financial Responsibility. An Insurance Agent may assist you in obtaining the SR-22 or a copy of your insurance.
  3. Obtain and file a Certified Abstract of your Driving Record (AR). This can be requested from the DPS website:
  4. Obtain and file a letter from your employer or a school certificate, if applicable.
  5. Print, fill out, and file an Order Granting Occupational License, it must be completed by the petitioner. Order Granting Occupational License (PDF)  (this should open our court order, I have attached it for you)
  6. Submit a copy of the suspension letter you received from DPS to the court, if applicable.
  7. After filing your Petition and all other required documentation, the Judge will review your petition. If approved, you will be notified when you may return to the court to pay for and receive certified copies of the Petition and Order for filing with DPS (if necessary) and for your records. The court will notify you the cost for copies.
  8. To file online, please visit eFiling for Texas to register, upload your documents and pay the $54 filing fee.


This procedure can be very complicated. It may be beneficial to employ an attorney to assist you. The Judge and respective staff are prohibited by law to assist you in the preparing of the application or procedural steps taken after the Judge signs the Order.