Original Petition and Affidavit for Occupational Driver's Licenses
GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSES
Petitioners, please read the following instructions carefully before filing a petition and paying a filing fee:.
- The Court requires the following items, completed in full, signed, and filed with the Clerk of Court before the Court will set the case for a hearing. Failure to provide each of the below documents, fully completed, will result in delay of the case being heard, and could result in denial of an ODL:
- ORIGINAL PETITION FOR OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
- The Petition must be completely filled out, signed by the Petitioner and notarized.
- Note, if you do not file the Court’s provided Petition, you will need to supplement your Petition with a notarized DATA SHEET FOR OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE PETITION (Please see Court Staff if you need to obtain this form).
- TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY CERTIFIED ABSTRACT DRIVING RECORD.
- May be obtained at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Driver License/index.htm. Record Type “AR.”
- PROOF OF SR-22 INSURANCE
- Insurance policy must cover the entire period of suspension
- DWI ONLY: IGNITION INTERLOCK AFFIDAVIT
- If the underlying offense is a DWI conviction, the Court will not grant an ODL without proof that Petitioner has installed an ignition interlock
- All applicants will be ordered to abstain from the use of illegal drugs and alcohol for the duration of the Occupational Driver’s License period. A urinalysis and/or substance abuse counseling may be required.
- Essential Needs Occupational Licenses: If the request is for an occupational needs license, usually resulting from a Drug offense or DWLI conviction, and you are seeking a waiver of the four-hour operating period, the Court will not grant a waiver without Petitioner providing specificity as set forth in the DATA SHEET.
- HEARINGS BY SUBMISSION: County Court at Law No. 4 will set Petitions for Occupational License every Friday morning, 9:00 a.m. by submission without hearing. Applicants setting an occupational license matter on the submission docket may visit the County Clerk’s Office to obtain a certified copy of the Order. If the Application and Order are insufficient, or if the Application is contested, the Court will set the matter for a hearing and notify Applicant.
- The Judge prepares their own orders – it is not necessary to submit a proposed order