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.
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 (read below for instructions)
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 local County Clerks office
If your prefer to access DMV 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 DMV office location. 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 local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in person visit is either preferred or required.
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.