Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is the state’s umbrella licensing agency, administering licenses for over three dozen different occupations, including:

These occupations require years of training and experience, and licensees dedicate extensive and valuable time and energy toward their trades.


At FosterDanowsky, we understand that if your license is threatened, your livelihood is at stake. We help clients navigate the TDLR application and disciplinary processes to help you obtain and keep your license as an individual and or regulated business. We can help you defend your license against any adverse disciplinary actions. We can help you prepare a criminal history questionnaire (CHQ), respond to consumer complaints and enforcement investigations, and defend your license at hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). . If something is amiss in a license renewal application, we can work with the TDLR staff to find resolution.

Representative Cases

Client pled guilty to indecent exposure. TDLR proposed revocation of client’s license. FosterDanowsky attorneys negotiated with TDLR staff for complete dismissal of case without need for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

Salon and five of its licensed cosmetologist/aesthetician employees were fined for holding licensure that was inadequate for the scope of the salon’s offered services. FosterDanowsky attorneys negotiated with TDLR staff to remove all admissions of violation and lower penalty by more than 86%.

Client received Notice of Alleged Violation for fraudulent statements on application for Cosmetology License. Client was also concerned about another license in a different industry. FosterDanowsky attorneys presented the matter to the prosecuting attorney, who dismissed the matter altogether and withdrew the allegations.

Client’s Property Tax Professional License was threatened following an alleged violation of conflict of interest rules. FosterDanowsky attorneys put together an impeccable rebuttal packet, and we were able to have the allegation of violation withdrawn and penalty fines significantly reduced.

Client allegedly filed elevator inspection reports late, and missed an elevator inspection deadline by one month. TDLR originally suggested an administrative penalty client found unreasonable. Through amicable and productive settlement discussions, FosterDanowsky obtained a settlement that dropped two of the three alleged violations and cut the administrative penalty by 75%.

Client, a tow truck operator, was alleged to have violated a minor tow-truck operating rule and to have lied to a police officer. FosterDanowsky attorneys quickly averted the need for a hearing by negotiating a settlement for less than 25% of the full penalty sought by TDLR.

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