Driver Services

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

Change of Address

If your residence address changes, even if you have not physically relocated, 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 physically relocate and 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 online through e-Services at

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 services 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.

Change of address may also be completed at a Self-Service Kiosk. To find a Self-Services Kiosk near you, click here.


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.

All documents must be originals or certified. Photocopies will not be accepted.

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Presence
  • Proof of any name changes if different than name on Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Presence
    •    Ex. Marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order
  • Two Proofs of Tennessee Residency with your name and resident address - NO P.O. BOXES (One must be dated within last 4 months.)
  • Proof of full Social Security Number
    • Ex. Social Security Card, W-2, payroll check stub, 1099

For a list of REAL ID required documents, click here.


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 866-849-3548, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

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