Changing Your Address in Tennessee
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Moving or changing your name means you'll have quite a few people and places to notify. This includes family members, friends, employers, credit card companies, and magazine subscriptions. But do you know how important it is to change your address with the Tennessee Department of Safety (DOS)?
If you are a resident of Tennessee and change your address for any reason, you must notify the DOS, in writing, within 10 days of your address change.
You can both change your address and get a duplicate driver's license online.
When you change your address online, you're basically only notifying the DOS of the address change. You must get a duplicate license in order for your new address to appear on your actual driver's license. Have your credit card ready―the fees for duplicates are $8 for regular licenses ($12 for second or subsequent duplicates) and $12 for commercial driver's licenses ($16 for second or subsequent duplicates).
If you'd rather not update your information using the DOS online system, you can pick up a change of address form at your local driver license station, or you can send a letter to the DOS including your name, date of birth, driver's license number, Social Security number, old address, and new address, including your new county of residence.
Send the letter via email to FinResp.Safety@state.tn.us or snail mail at:
- Department of Safety
- Correspondence Section
- 1150 Foster Ave.
- Nashville, TN 37210
The DOS provides an online guide, informing you of everything you'll need in order to change your address on your license, handgun permit, and vehicle registration.
Currently, you can't update your name change online. You'll need to present your marriage certificate or divorce decree, or some other court document that states your legal name change to your local driver license station in order to obtain a duplicate license.
FREQUENTLY VISITED SECTIONS
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- DMV New Resident Checklist
- Forms and Publications for New Residents
- Moving and Need to Change Your Address? Use This Address Change Checklist!
- Change of Address on Vehicle Registration and Titles
- Learn How to Change Your Address on Your Drivers License
- How to Notify the DMV of Your Address Change
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