The reference attorney can walk you through the steps to reinstate your license or request an occupational driver's license. The reference attorney can review your paperwork before you go to court. You can meet with the reference attorney for FREE if your case will be filed in Travis County courts. The meeting will typically last between 30 minutes and one hour.

Walk-in Schedule

Days: Monday — Friday

Morning Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

The Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center
314 West 11th Street, Room 140
Austin, Texas 78741
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The reference attorney cannot represent you or give you legal advice. Visit our Legal Aid section for more information on finding free or low‐cost legal help.

  • Certified Abstract (Type AR) of driving record:

    Get your Certified Abstract online:
    Be careful: To get your certified Abstract online, you MUST verify that ALL of your DPS records (driver's license (DL), ID or unlicensed record) have been CONSOLIDATED or you risk purchasing incomplete information and may need to purchase additional records.

    If you have determined that your records are consolidated, you may purchase your driving record online, with a credit card and print it out. The online cost is $22. You will need to enter your driver’s license number and license audit number from your most recent DL (or ID, if your records are CONSOLIDATED) and the last four digits of your social security number at: www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/driverrecords.htm

    Get your Certified Abstract by mail:
    To get a Certified Abstract by mail, print the DR-1 form called “Request for a Certified Abstract of a Driver Record” from www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/driverrecords.htm

    Mail the completed form and a $20 check or money order to Texas DPS. This form does not require the audit number or your social security number.

  • SR-22 proof of insurance from your insurance company
  • Proof that you need to drive to go to work, school, or perform essential household duties, etc.

    Examples of proof: your school schedule or registration, a current pay stub, a letter from your job, or an affidavit (sworn statement) explaining your need to drive.