If you know someone who is turning 16 this week and they're wanting to take the test to get that long-awaited driver's license, it looks like they might have to wait a little while longer.

According to a press release, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Division will be updating its driver's license system over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. This will lead to the closures of many offices and the shutdown of certain online applications.

In order to accommodate these system updates, all driver's license offices across the state of Texas, along with the Customer Service Center (call center) will be closed on Friday, September 1. No driver's license services will be available at any of the offices during this closure. Offices will reopen to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 5 after the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Customers will also not be able to conduct transactions online through the Texas by Texas (TxT) or Texas.gov applications during the system updates. This includes renewing or replacing a driver's license or identification card, obtaining a driver's record, as well as verifying eligibility. These services will not be available from Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3.

These system updates and upgrades will not have any impact on law enforcement personnel using the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (TLETS). This portal will continue to be operational through the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

Anyone with questions or concerns is advised to contact their local/regional Department of Public Safety Office before Friday, September 1. 

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