There are just a few steps for establishing a legal residence in Tennessee. A driver license, voter registration, automobile registration, the appearance of a person’s name on a city or town street list, and rent, utility, mortgage or telephone bills normally provide tangible proof of residence. Tennessee is the only state that has no durational requirement. Meaning there is no time limit before you can be a resident. However, individual public or private agencies or institutions may have their own requirements for proof of residence.
As a resident of Tennessee and owner of a motor vehicle, you must title and register the vehicle if you wish to operate it upon Tennessee’s streets and highways. You must to visit your county clerk’s office to title and register your vehicle(s). Learn more about Titling and Registering Your Vehicle and Boat Registration.
The law requires only that you notify us of an address change. You will not receive a new license or sticker for the back of your license, or new handgun carry permit.
If you want your new address on your license you can either:
There are three easy ways to register to vote in the State of Tennessee. Find out more here.