INFORMATION ON FILING A PETITION FOR A
OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE IN A
HARRIS COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW

NOTICE

 

THE COUNTY CLERK AND THE RESPECTIVE STAFF ARE NOT ATTORNEYS AND CAN NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH  LEGAL ADVICE IN THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF YOUR CASE.

The 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 Occupational License.

1.)    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 77002.

2.)    The County Civil Courts Department is located at 201 Caroline St. Rm. 300 Houston, TX. 77002.

3.)    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 hearing date.

4.)    There are no guarantees that the hearing will result in an Order Granting Occupational Driver’s License being signed by the Judge.