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Appeal an Administrative Hearing Decision

Appeal Court Decision for Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Suspension Hearing

If you requested a hearing for an ALR offense that resulted in the suspension of your driver license, you may be eligible to appeal that decision.

To appeal the judge's decision, an appeal petition must be file-marked or file-stamped by a County or District court within 30 days of the start date of the suspension, disqualification or revocation. A certified copy of the petition signed by the clerk of the court where the petition was filed must be mailed to DPS by certified mail. The appeal petition should be sent overnight mail service to the Physical Address listed.

If you do not provide the required information, the suspension, disqualification or revocation will not be lifted.

Mailing Address: Texas Department of Public Safety
Director of Hearings - ALR Program
P.O. Box 15327
Austin, TX 78761-5327

Physical Address: Texas Department of Public Safety
Director of Hearings - ALR Program
5805 N Lamar Blvd, Main Building
Austin, TX 78752-0300

Appeal Court Decision for Departmental Suspension Hearing

If you requested a hearing which resulted in the suspension, disqualification or revocation of your driver license, you may be eligible to appeal that decision.

To appeal the judge's decision, an appeal petition must be file-marked or file-stamped by a County or District court within 30 days of the start date of the suspension, disqualification or revocation. A certified copy of the petition signed by the clerk of the court where the petition was filed must be mailed to DPS by certified mail.

If you do not provide the required information, the suspension, disqualification or revocation will not be lifted.

Mailing Address: Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Service
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0320

If the appeal request is not received within 30 days from the date of your hearing in which the finding was affirmative or if you do not provide the required information, your suspension will not be lifted.

If your appeal is approved, DPS will temporarily lift the enforcement action on your driver license for 90 days beginning on the date we receive the certified file-stamped petition. If the appellate court has not reached a final decision within 90 days, on the 91st day, DPS will reapply the suspension, disqualification or revocation to your driver license. You will not be eligible to drive unless you have an occupational license. To learn more about obtaining an occupational license or to determine if you are eligible to apply, visit the Occupational License webpage.

DPS will send you a letter notifying you of the decision and whether the enforcement action is lifted or not.

Appellate Court Decision

Once the appellate court has reached a decision, you must mail a file-stamped copy of the judgment to DPS at the address above.

If the judge’s decision is reversed on appeal, the enforcement action will be lifted once DPS verifies the judgment. Your driver record will be updated and your driver eligibility status will change from “not eligible” to “eligible” on the License Eligibility website.

If the judge’s decision is not reversed, a new letter of suspension, disqualification or revocation will be mailed to you.