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Change of Address

It is important to notify the Department of Safety if your address changes. If your residence address changes (even though you may not have moved) you are required by state law to notify the Department of Safety and Homeland Security within ten (10) days of this change. This includes when you move as well as address changes made by the United States Postal Service or your local 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District when you have not physically relocated. Notifying the post office of an address change will not provide the information to us. By failing to notify us, you could miss the renewal date of your license, or other important correspondence from the Department of Safety. The law does not require the address to be changed on your actual license, just on our files. The easiest way to update your record is go online to:

You may also notify the Department of your change of address by writing to us and giving us your name (as it appears on your license), driver license number, date-of-birth, your address as it appears on your current license and a good daytime phone number in the event we need to contact you. If you wish to write to us, please mail to:

PO BOX 945

You can also go to a Driver Service Center and request to have your address updated.  Mail-In Change-of-address forms are also available at any Driver Service Center.

If you want a new license issued that reflects your new address, you may also go to a driver license service center, pay the appropriate fees, and have a new license issued with your new address.  You may visit our website at  to see if you are eligible to apply online for a duplicate with your new address.

When giving us your new address, remember that by law, your license must show your legal residential address: a house, and/or apartment number and the street, road or highway.

Please note at this time you will not be able to complete a change of address using the self-service kiosk due to a new, enhanced voter registration application process.  If you need to change your address, please use our online services or visit any driver services center location to process the address change.

The inability to change your address using the kiosk is temporary and will be restored once an address verification program is installed.

Handgun Carry

As a reminder, customers are prohibited from bringing firearms on Driver Services Centers’ premises.

The mission of the Driver Services Division is to promote safe, knowledgeable, and competent drivers in the State of Tennessee. Using diversified program offerings, the Division is able to provide various services to Tennessee Citizens. The Driver Services Division is responsible for testing and issuing driver licenses as well as offering voter registration and issuance of driving records


Required Documents

PLEASE NOTE: All documents are subject to verification with the issuing agency or source. Documents subject to verification may delay the issuance of your permit, driver license or identification only license.

No photocopies will be accepted!

Road Test Skills Appointments

To make an appointment for a non-commercial road skills test, please click Online Driver Services or contact our Call Center at 866-903-7357, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

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