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REAL ID Issuance in Tennessee Suspended Until July 6, 2020 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

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Federal law requires that your first application for a REAL ID compliant credential be made in person. You can apply for a REAL ID compliant credential at a location listed below.  Before visiting any of these locations to apply for a REAL ID, please review the required documents you will need to bring with you.

If you have already been issued a Tennessee driver license or ID, visit:

- One of our 44 Full-service Driver Services Centers

- Nashville-Downtown Express Center

- Participating County Clerk partners (See list below.)

If you have not been previously issued a Tennessee driver license or ID, visit:

- One of our 44 Full-service Driver Services Centers

After being issued your first REAL ID compliant credential, you may renew online, use a Self-Service Kiosk or visit a County Clerk Office for renewal.

This is a list of County Clerk partners that are issuing REAL IDs to current Tennessee driver license and ID holders at this time. 

*County Clerk Offices may elect to serve only residents in their county. Please check with the County Clerk's office before visiting.

By County:

Appointments and e-Tickets are now being piloted for REAL ID services at select centers.

These services are currently only available at Gallatin, Hart Lane, Oakland, and Maryville Driver Services Centers for REAL ID services. Stay tuned for additional locations and services in the future.