CLERK AND THE RESPECTIVE STAFF ARE NOT ATTORNEYS AND CAN NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH LEGAL
ADVICE IN THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF YOUR CASE.
following information is applicable to a person who has had their driver’s license
suspended by the Department of Public Safety and wishes to obtain an
Occupational License during the period of suspension in the State of Texas. The
reason the license was suspended may affect your ability to obtain an
You must file a Petition for an Occupational License with a court
that has jurisdiction over the matter. A Petition is a legal pleading that
initiates a case. The Petition for an Occupational License is not provided by
the Harris County Clerk’s Office. You as the Petitioner must prepare the
petition on your own or consult with an attorney. If you wish, you may research
how to prepare a Petition for Occupational License at the Harris County Law
Library, which is located at 1019 Congress 1st Floor Houston, TX
The County Civil Courts Department is located at 201 Caroline St.
Rm. 300 Houston, TX. 77002.
After your Case has been assigned to a specific court, you may
contact that court for your hearing dates. The contact information for the
court clerks can be found on the County Clerk web site under the County Civil
Courts tab. Questions regarding case requirements or documents needed should be
directed to the Court Clerks of the court you are assigned to. If your Driver’s
License has been invalid for more than 2 years and you have not renewed your
Driver’s License with the Department of Public Safety, the court may deny you a
There are no guarantees that the hearing will result in an Order Granting
Occupational Driver’s License being signed by the Judge.