Change of Address in Tennessee
Changing Your Address in Tennessee
If you're new to Tennessee or have just moved within the state, you need to change your address with the Department of Safety (DOS) Driver Services Division and the Department of Revenue (DOR) Vehicle Services Section.
On this page you'll learn how to update your address on your driver's license, identification card, vehicle registration and title.
Within 10 days of changing your TN address, you must notify TN Driver Services.
You can change your address online, by mail, or in person.
You are not required to get a new TN driver's license or ID, however if you'd like a replacement card, see the “Renew or Replace Your TN Driver's License/ID" section below.
To update your address, you'll need your:
- Full name.
- Date of birth.
- Driver's license or ID number.
- Social Security number (SSN).
- Old address.
- New address.
- New county.
Your new address will be processed and your TN DOS records will be updated within 15 business days.
Changing your address with TN Driver Services Division (DSD) will not change the address on your vehicle title and registration. (Please see the “TN Vehicle Title and Registration Address Change" section below.)
To change your address online, visit the Tennessee Driver Services Division website and provide the information above.
To change your address by mail, send the information above to:
Department of Safety
PO BOX 945
Nashville, TN 37202
To change your address in person, visit your local TN Driver Services Division office and:
- Gather the information above.
- Complete a Change of Address form (available at the DSD).
If you want your new address to appear on your Tennessee driver's license or ID card, you'll need to renew or request a duplicate.
If your TN driver's license or ID expires within 6 months, you must renew.
To renew your TN driver's license, please see our page on Renewing Your License in Tennessee.
You can replace your Tennessee driver's license or identification card with a duplicate either in person or online.
NOTE: Temporary driver's licenses, temporary IDs, and commercial driver's licenses (CDL) must be replaced in person.
To replace your TN driver's license or ID card online, visit the Tennessee Driver Services Division website. You'll need to provide:
- Your mailing address.
- Your TN driver's license or ID number.
- The last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
- Payment (See “Fees to Change Your Tennessee Address" below).
Your new TN driver's license or ID will arrive in the mail within 20 business days.
NOTE: If TN Driver Services doesn't have digital versions of your signature and photo on file, you must request a duplicate card in person.
To replace your TN driver's license or ID in person, visit your local Driver Services Division office, and bring:
- Your current TN driver's license or ID.
- Payment. (See “Fees to Change Your Tennessee Address" below.)
If you are replacing a temporary TN ID or driver's license, you must also provide:
- Proof of identity, such as:
- Current passport.
- U.S. birth certificate.
- U.S. citizenship certificate.
Visit the website for a complete list of accepted proof of identity documents.
If you are replacing a commercial driver's license (CDL), you must also provide:
- A Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card.
- 2 documents proving your Tennessee residency, such as:
- Utility bills.
- Bank statements.
Visit the website for a complete list of accepted proof of residency documents.
If you need to change the address on your title and registration, contact your local county clerk's office.
If you've just moved to Tennessee and have an out-of-state driver's license, you must apply for a TN driver's license within 30 days. This applies to any out-of-state students or military members temporarily based in Tennessee.
For more information about getting a TN driver's license or ID card and registering your car, please visit our following pages:
- Applying for a New TN License (Teen Drivers)
- Applying for a New TN License (Drivers 18+)
- TN Vehicle Registration
- Title Transfers in Tennessee
NOTE: If you are an out-of-state student studying in Tennessee, you do not need to transfer your vehicle registration or title.
Driver's License and ID Cards
For a new TN driver's license or ID card with your new Tennessee address printed, it will cost you the following fees.
- Driver's license/ID card:
- First duplicate: $8.
- Subsequent duplicates: $12.
- Commercial driver's license:
- First duplicate: $12.
- Subsequent duplicates: $16.
- Temporary ID or driver's license:
- All duplicates: $19.50
Accepted Forms of Payment
TN DOS and DOR offices accept cash, checks, money orders, and MasterCard, VISA and Discover credit and debit cards.
For online transactions, only MasterCard, VISA, and Discover credit/debit cards are accepted.
For transactions by mail, only checks and money orders are accepted. If mailing a check, please call your local TN county clerk's office to confirm who to make the check payable to.
If you have legally changed your name, you'll need to visit your local Driver Services Division office in person.
For more information, please see our page on Changing Your Name in Tennessee.
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