Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Restructures Driver Services in Hamilton County
NASHVILLE--- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced today it is making a more efficient use of its resources in southeastern Tennessee by reassigning staff at the Chattanooga Driver License Reinstatement Center to serve citizens at other driver services centers in the Chattanooga area that issue new and replacement licenses. The restructuring of resources means the Chattanooga Driver License Reinstatement Service Center will stop issuing reinstated driving privileges. The last day of service at the center is November 15.
“After reviewing the number of people served at this center, and the needs of the other centers in Hamilton County, it made sense to restructure the services we offer in Hamilton County in order to provide the best service we can to the most customers,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “However, we will monitor the restructuring and are willing to look at other reinstatement options in the area in the future,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
Through September, the staff at the Hamilton County Driver License Reinstatement Center completed a total of 4,426 transactions this year. That is compared to the 27,828 transactions completed at the Bonny Oaks Driver Services Center and 18,397 transactions completed at the Red Bank Driver Services Center during that same time period. The later centers do not handle reinstatements. These centers only handle license issuance and replacements.
Citizens who need driving privileges reinstated may continue to go online (https://apps.tn.gov/tndlr/) to pay reinstatement fees, then email (My.DL@tn.gov) or fax (615-253-2093) the confirmation paperwork to the department. Once confirmed, the citizen may visit any driver service center to have his or her license reissued.
There are five alternate driver license reinstatement centers located across Tennessee, including:
- West Knoxville Driver License Reinstatement Center, located at 430 Montbrook Lane, Knoxville;
- Greene County Driver License Reinstatement Center, located at 1210 Hal Henard Road, Greenville;
- Davidson County Driver License Reinstatement Center, located at 1601 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville;
- Obion County Driver License Reinstatement Center, located at 1604B West Reelfoot Avenue, Union City; and
- Shelby County Driver License Reinstatement Center, located at Hickory Ridge Mall, Suite 502, 6075 Winchester Road, Memphis.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.