The department is authorized to provide a Military Deployment
Deferral program under the Driver Responsibility Program, Texas Transportation
Code, §708.106 for all United States Armed Forces members on
active duty deployment outside the continental United States. This
program applies to Driving While License Invalid, No Insurance and
No Driver License surcharges only.
(1) To be eligible for the Military Deployment Deferral
program, the individual will be required to download and complete
an application on www.txsurchargeonline.com or request an application
by telephone at 1-800-688-6882. Each applicant eligible for the Military
Deployment Deferral program will be required to send a notarized application
and a copy of their deployment orders.
(2) Each of the applicant's surcharge accounts that
are eligible for the Military Deployment Deferral program will be
deferred while the applicant is deployed, but no longer than 36 months.
(3) Once the department determines the applicant is
eligible for the Military Deployment Deferral program, the department
will rescind the suspension of driving privileges for the approved
applicant, provided the applicant has no other restrictions on the
(4) A notice will be sent to each applicant approved
for the Military Deployment Deferral program. The notice will provide
the last date of the deferral period.
(5) Once the Military Deployment Deferral program has
ended, the applicant will have thirty (30) days to pay the balance
due in full or enter into an installment agreement to prevent suspension
of driving privileges.