How To Reinstate a Suspended Tennessee License

Do you need to reinstate your suspended Tennessee drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.

Driving with a suspended Tennessee drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Tennessee license. Select from the options below to get started.

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.




Your license may be suspended for a variety of reasons. Some situations are clear, while others are subtle, with some drivers unaware that their license is suspended at all. In this guide, you'll find information on the steps necessary to reinstate your Tennessee driver's license no matter what your violation was.

In Tennessee, You may be charged with a Class B or Class A misdemeanor if you drive while your license is suspended or revoked.

Reinstating Your License

After your suspension or revocation period expires, you may be required to pay a fee before reinstating your license. Reinstatement requirements and fees vary depending on the reason your license was suspended or revoked. To find out exactly what your reinstatement requirements are, contact the Tennessee Department of Safety by calling (615) 741-3954 or 1-866-903-7357 (Toll Free), emailing FinResp.Safety@tn.gov, or writing to the following address:

P.O. Box 945
Nashville, TN 37202

Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and your Tennessee Driver License number or your Social Security Number.

To pay your reinstatement fee online, visit http://www.tn.gov/safety/financialresponsibility.shtml. Be sure to have a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card at hand. You may also use a Visa or MasterCard check card to pay your fee.