Driving Safety Course (DSC)

Commercial Driver's License and CDL license holders are NOT eligible for DSC dismissal.

You may be able to request that a charge be dismissed by taking a Driving Safety Course, DSC.
However, you will lose that right if you do not provide written notice to the Court of your request on or before your appearance date. A written notice is a notarized affidavit of eligibility or sworn request.

Do not start or take the Drivers Safety course until you have obtained permission from the Court and paid DSC Dismissal fees. 

Eligibility Requirements For Driver's Safety Course

  • You must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest on the Court's DSC request form 
  • You must possess a valid Texas Driver's License
  • You must possess current Texas Liability Insurance, valid the day of your request
  • You must submit payment of DSC fee of $144.00
  • You may not be charged with speeding in excess of 24 MPH over the posted; or 14 miles over the posted limit if in a commercial vehicle. You cannot be charged with speeding over 95 MPH
  • You may not currently be taking the course for another citation
  • You may not have taken a DSC in the past 12 months, and your Texas Department of  Public Safety (DPS) driving record cannot reflect completion of a driving safety course within twelve months preceding the date of the alleged offense
  • The form must be notarized
You must provide the court with a sworn affidavit of eligibility listing all seven requirements that must be notarized and filed with the court by your Appearance Date, printed above the signature line on your citation.

Additionally, to request DSC, you must provide copies of 1) your valid Texas Driver's License and
2)  proof of Texas liability insurance (valid on the day of request), and pay an administrative fee payment. The Court Clerk will notarize the court's affidavit for you at no extra charge.   

Upon court approval to take the course, you will have 90 days in which to provide the court with the two following documents:

Driving Safety Class Form (PDF)

  • The original, signed "Court Copy" Certificate of Completion from the state-approved Driving Safety Course.  Only Driver's Safety Courses approved by the Texas Education Agency are eligible.  Approved  DSC providers may be found at: Approved Driving Safety Course Provider List
  • A Certified Copy of your Driving Record as maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Drivers can download their DPS Driving Record and print from www.texas.gov.  Please specify Type 3A. There is a fee for the download.  If you are requesting this required document by mail, request this immediately as it may take several weeks to process and receive. You may, however, download and print instantly with your payment.
If you fail to submit the two required documents to the Court within 90 days, you will be required to appear at a Show Cause Hearing to explain to the Judge the reason you did not submit the required documents, and you will be responsible for payment of the remainder of the fine. The offense will then be reported on your driving record as a conviction.