Obion County Reinstatement Driver Service Center Offers Additional Services
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | 09:30am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced that, effective immediately, the Obion County state driver service center, located at 1604B West Reelfoot Avenue located in Union City, is offering other driver license services in addition to license reinstatements. It remains the only center in northwest Tennessee where citizens may reinstate suspended or revoked driver licenses.
The Department of Safety and Homeland Security consolidated reinstatement services and created specific reinstatement-only centers across the state, including the one in Obion County, in January. This is one of a number of steps the department has undertaken to reduce the average wait time at driver service centers. Typically, reinstatement transactions take longer than other services. However, after meeting with local officials and citizens, Commissioner Bill Gibbons decided to open the Obion County center to all services, including driver license renewals and testing.
“We've conducted a top to bottom review of the Division of Driver Services. We are committed to making sure we have a customer-oriented division which focuses on using the resources we have as efficiently as possible and responding to the concerns expressed by citizens,” Gibbons said.
The Obion County driver service center will also continue to provide photo IDs to registered voters who need state-issued photo identification to vote. That includes issuance of simple photo IDs and conversion of non-photo driver licenses to photo driver licenses without charge.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.