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Department of Safety and Homeland Security Releases Statement on Ruling Issued by U.S. District Judge Trauger NASHVILLE --- The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has received the order. It will stop suspensions of licenses, as the Court requires, and it will promptly review the balance of the order to determine the appropriate next steps. Please be patient as we work through this process.

Restricted License Information

Under Tennessee law, individuals may be eligible under certain circumstances for a restricted license. The individual’s privilege to drive cannot be under revocation, suspension, or cancellation for any other reason in Tennessee or any other state. No type restricted license can be issued for a Class A, Class B, or Class C type license or to operate a CMV. If you have never been licensed in Tennessee, you will be required to meet all requirements of a new resident in addition to all other requirements. The following links will provide more information on which circumstances a restricted can be applied for, requirements for obtaining a restricted license, and common reasons for being denied a restricted license.

Important information for drivers required to install an ignition interlock device (IID)
 

Restricted License Links

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