Tennessee Drivers License Change of Address 

Have you recently moved to Tennessee, or have you changed residences within the state? The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recommends that you update this information as soon as possible. We've collected information to help save you time when changing the address on your drivers license in Tennessee. Select from the options below to get started. 

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

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.

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