Tennessee Drivers License Change of Address
Have you recently moved to a new residence in Tennessee? The state Driver Services Division (DSD) requires you to process an address change on your Tennessee drivers license as soon as possible. Fortunately, all you need to do for a Tennessee drivers license change of address is to notify your local DSD. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DSD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DSD.
3: Via a local DSD office
If you prefer to access DSD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DSD office location. Varying DSD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DSD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DSD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
Drivers should change the address on their license within 10 days of moving. Anyone who needs a change of address can simply follow the basic steps presented in this section.
Changing Your Address In Person
The first thing a driver needs to do is locate the nearest Tennessee drivers license office and notify them of your new address. If the driver would like the address currently listed on their license changed, they can order and pay for a duplicate driver’s license. However, there are a few things a driver needs to provide to complete the change of address:
- Proper identification, including documents providing information about the driver’s full name, date of birth, new address and old address
- Documents proving citizenship and legal presence
- Payment of $8 for a regular license and $16 as a fee for a commercial drivers license, which can be paid via cash or credit card
Changing Your Address Online
The simplest way to report a change of address on a Tennessee drivers license is online. To do this, license holders must visit the Tennessee DOS website. Reporting a change of address online free of charge, although you may be charged a fee if you wish to receive a replacement license that shows your new address.
Changing Your Address By Mail
Drivers can also change their address by mail. There are a few things a driver needs to provide to complete the change of address:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Drivers license number
- Social Security number
- Old address that appears on current drivers license
- New address
- County of the new address
Once the requirements are complete, the applicant can mail it to this address:
Tennessee Department of Safety
PO BOX 945
Nashville, TN 37202.An e-mail request can also be sent to FinResp.Safety@tn.gov
An e-mail request can also be sent to FinResp.Safety@tn.gov
Changing Your Address By Phone
An address change can also be processed by phone. Any driver who wishes to report a change of address by phone may call:
- 615-741-3954 or 615-251-8590
They will need to carefully follow the voice prompt to complete their change of address.
Changing Your Address When Moving From Another State
If you have recently moved from another state, you might want to consider acquiring a new license in order to reflect your new address. For more information on changing your address on your new drivers license, click here.
- Change your address on your Tennessee CDL license here.
- Change your address on your Tennessee Car Title here.
- Change your address on your Tennessee Car Registration here.