Tennessee Motorcycle License

Ready to take your new motorcycle for a spin? There are a few things you need to complete before seeking your motorcycle driving license or endorsement 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.

Obtaining A New Tennessee Motorcycle License

Getting your motorcycle license can be very exciting. The first thing you need to do before you can put your new motorcycle on the road is to obtain state certification and motorcycle insurance.

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Tennessee, you will need to head in to the DSD and meet a number of requirements. The requirements for getting a motorcycle depend on several factors, including your age and whether or not you already have a Tennessee drivers license. Make sure to carefully go through everything on this sheet in order to ensure that you follow all the necessary steps to getting your motorcycle license.

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Renewing Your Tennessee Motorcycle License

You need to renew your motorcycle license every five years prior to your birthday. Your motorcycle license expires on your birthday and may be renewed at any time before expiration. In Tennessee, you have the option to renew your license online, or in person at your local DSD office.

If your none of your information (address, name, etc) has changed, you have a valid Social Secutiry number, and your license has not been revoked or suspended, you will be able to use the online or mail-in option. Check the renewal notice you received in the mail; it will indicate which options are available to you. 

To renew your Tennessee motorcycle drivers license in person, you will want to make an appointment with your local DSD, especially if you need to retake a written knowledge test. Visit http://www.tn.gov/safety/dlmain.shtml for a full list of DSD locations in Tennessee.

You will also need to bring proper identification and a form of payment for renewal fees. For a full checklist and guide to renewing your motorcycle license, visit motorcyclelicenses.org.

Replacing Your Lost Or Stolen Tennessee Motorcycle License

You will need to replace your Tennessee motorcycle license if it has been lost, stolen or destroyed. In Tennessee, you may replace your license in person at your local DSD.

There is a $8 fee to replace a motorcycle license. If you've replaced your license more than once, the fee is $12. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your local DSD office beforehand. For a list of local DSD offices, visit http://www.tn.gov/safety/dlmain.shtml.

For a full checklist and guide to replacing your motorcycle license, visit motorcyclelicenses.org.