Free replacement ID cards, driver licenses for Harvey victims

(Amanda Brandeis)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety will replace ID cards and driver licenses for anyone in areas affected by Harvey and its aftermath.

The changes implemented Tuesday affect only those residents in the 50 counties that are part of the governor’s disaster declaration. That includes Fayette, Caldwell and Lee counties in Central Texas.

As long as people already had a driver license or ID card, they can bring whatever identity and residency documentation they have to a drivers license office near them and get a replacement free of charge. Normally it would cost someone $11 for a new card.

Residents who have Driver Responsibility Program surcharges will also get more time to pay them. DPS says people will not be required to pay them for 60 days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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