Can a UPS store box address be used to get a Tx drivers license?

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  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    A friend is thinking about moving to SW Arkansas. But he needs his license to be in Texas. I know the UPS store address just has a street number, followed by the box, or unit number, and by showing the box as a unit, like an apartment, it looks like a normal address.
    I know I have read here about guys using addresses like this and getting by doing it but I don't know if it will work in Texas.
    Anyone know anything about this or know someone that has done it?
     
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  3. jraulpilot1998

    jraulpilot1998 Medium Load Member

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    Yes, it can be done..just refrase the Unit # for "Suite ###".
     
  4. O.Henry

    O.Henry Heavy Load Member

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    I was using a UPS address for the past 10 years,but when I went to renew it this month,I was told it’s not a certified residence,and they wouldn’t let me.
    It can still be used for a mailing address though.I live in San Antonio
     
  5. TexasRiverRat

    TexasRiverRat Light Load Member

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    I'm still in CDL school, but when I went to get my permit last week, they specifically told me it had to be a physical address. PO boxes and the like were not acceptable.

    They did say if you didn't have a way to prove your residence you could have someone else bring in their proof, and then state that you live there. It was another form to fill out, but I personally witnessed someone use this route while I was there.

    If your friend has friends or family in Texas it shouldn't be very hard to accomplish.
     
  6. Boondock

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    Escapees RV Club mail forwarding service gives you a street address.
    I know that their in Texas and Florida might be in other states too.
     
  7. Geekonthestreet

    Geekonthestreet Medium Load Member

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    Nope. I’m the only driver running New Mexico plates in Illinois. I feel special. Cop said it was legal. ID is valid too apparently. Just tell him to use his mom’s address or something.
     
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  9. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Last I knew, it could not be a PO Box, but check with Texas DOT
     
  10. Joyce's Volvo

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    Heck , tell them you’re homeless, you live in the truck , you might try telling you live at the corner of “Walk and Don’t Walk”.
     
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  11. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    DMV lady told me that your Texas CDL has to have your residence address on it, but if the UPS store has a physical address you might be able to get away with using it.

    I know for a fact that you cannot put a PO box address on your Texas CDL anymore. It really ticked me off when they made that change.
     
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