New Shelby County Driver License Station Open

Sunday, December 17, 2006 | 06:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — The Department of Safety has opened a new Driver License Station at 2714 Union Avenue Extended, in midtown Memphis.  The station is in an office building at the corner of Union Avenue Extended and Poplar Avenue.  It began serving customers this morning.  It is one of seven new stations that are opening across the state.  The other locations are in Fayette, Fentress, Hamilton, Obion, Robertson and Rutherford Counties.

Interim Department of Safety Commissioner Gerald Nicely said, “This station, along with the new ones in Fayette and Obion Counties, should make driver license services more convenient for people in West Tennessee.  We’re glad to provide these resources to people in the area.  Our long-term goal is to see that every Tennessean is no more than 30 minutes or 30 miles from a driver license station.”

The Fayette County station, which has been open since early November, is at 7027 Highway 64 West in Oakland.  It is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am until 5:00pm.  The Obion County station, in Union City, is expected to open within a week.

The new Memphis DL Station will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 5:00pm.  The building which houses it is a temporary location that will be used until larger permanent space can be built.

Other full-service Shelby County Driver License Stations are located at:

6340 Summer Avenue:  Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
3200 East Shelby Drive (Whitehaven):  Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
5019 West Union (Millington):  Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

An express station (renewals and duplicate licenses only) is located at:

Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road, Suite 525, Memphis:  Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The Tennessee Department of Safety ( is responsible for ensuring the safety and general welfare of the traveling public.  The department’s general areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education and motorist services including the issuance of driver licenses.  The department and its highly trained staff of Troopers are responsible for safety on more than 15,000 miles of state and federal highways.

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