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DPS opens two mega-centers to help renewal backlog issues

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 13:47:04-04

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announces the opening of two mega-centers in the state to combat the needs of Oklahomans who need driver's licenses, REAL IDs, and other identification.

The two mega-centers were developed in partnership with Governor Kevin Stitt's office, the Oklahoma legislature, and the Department of Public Safety to meet the driver license and identification needs of Oklahomans.

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DPS Commissioner John Scully gave this statement about the opening of the two mega-centers:

"DPS employees have been working tirelessly to reduce the backlog of citizens needing driver licenses and identification cards. These mega-centers will be open extended hours, rather than traditional business hours, and will provide convenient and efficient services for Oklahomans needing to obtain a REAL ID, driver license or identification card."

The Oklahoma City mega-center is set to begin operating from July 26 until December 10 of this year.

The Tulsa mega-center is set to begin operating on August 16 until January 7 of next year. The mega-center is located at the Kensington Business Center at 7130 S. Lewis Avenue, Suite 190.

Both locations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointment is necessary. Both locations are operating on a walk-in basis only.

The two mega-centers will be offering renewal and replacement services only. This includes renewals and replacements of:

  • Class D and commercial driver licenses
  • REAL ID and non-REAL ID compliant identification cards

Customers can also receive a first-time REAL ID provided they already have a current Oklahoma license or valid Oklahoma ID.

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Original issues, permits, out-of-state transfers, drive tests, or other reinstatements will not be offered at either megacenter location.

For complete information on the two mega-centers and the documents needed to obtain a REAL ID, please visit the DPS website.

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