Occupational Driver's License

The Hood County Attorney's Office reviews and approves all occupational license petitions filed in the JP courts and the Hood County Court at Law.

An occupational license, also called an essential need license, is a special type of restricted license issued to individuals whose driver license has been suspended, revoked or denied for certain offenses other than medical or delinquent child support.

NOTE: Individuals may still qualify for an occupational license even if their driver license has been suspended for surcharges.

An occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with an individual’s:
  • Work,
  • School-related activities, or
  • Performance of essential household duties.
Hood County Attorney's Office Directions for Occupational Licenses

DPS Information on Occupational Licenses

Subchapter L, Texas Transportation Code