State Rep. Lynn Stucky
The current Denton driver’s license office on Loop 288 near Hwy 380 is a DPS owned property, constructed in 1976, 1.570 acres, 8,364sf. This is a multi-service building that houses Texas Highway Patrol (THP), THP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Education Training and Research, Criminal Investigation, Regulatory Services and Driver’s License services. The public is routinely forced to park on the shoulder of North Loop 288 creating hazardous conditions for themselves and traffic on the highway. Additionally, the waiting area inside the building routinely cannot handle the number of customers forcing people to wait outside.
Since July 9, DPS has implemented a limited transaction initiative for the Denton office and seven other offices across the state where excessive demand and small wait areas forced customers to wait outside in the elements most of the day. The goal of this initiative is to make sure that customers are not forced to wait outside during hours of extreme heat.
While I appreciate DPS attempt to ensure the safety of our citizens, it is abundantly clear that we have outgrown our current driver’s license office.
Long Term Solutions – Expansion for Denton in the future
Though a Megacenter in Denton County/Carrollton opened in October of 2017, additional capacity in Denton is still needed. According to a US Census Bureau population estimate published in 2015, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the second fastest growing MSA in the United States.
My office has been working with DPS to provide a long-term solution since November 2017. DPS has recommended increasing the service capacity in Denton by replacing the current office on Loop 288 with a larger office to include additional workstations and square footage. During the legislative session set to begin in January 2019, I will be working diligently to secure the resources necessary to make this happen.
In the Meantime
Should you need to replace, renew or update your driver’s license, first check if you can accomplish it online by calling 1-866-DL-RENEW or visiting Texas.gov. Transactions that must be done in person include: original transactions, renewals that have not been handled in the office for 12 years and limited term transactions.
Be aware of your surrounding office locations:
* Carrollton/Denton County Megacenter, less than 25 miles from Denton office; 4600 State Highway 121, Carrollton, TX 75010
* McKinney office, 28 miles from the Denton office; 400 Power House St, McKinney, TX 75071-1814
* Lewisville office, 13 miles from the Denton office; 400 N Valley Pkwy Ste 2072, Lewisville, TX 75067
* Plano office, 24 miles from the Denton office; 2109 West Parker Road, Ste 224, Plano, TX 75023-7739
* Flower Mound Southwest Courthouse (newly opened); 6200 Canyon Falls Drive, Flower Mound, TX 76226
If you have any questions regarding this information you can reach my office in Austin at 512-463-0582 or in Denton at 940-243-0230. It is an honor to serve as your state representative.