Reinstatements Now Available at 19 Driver License Centers

Thursday, February 21, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee —The Tennessee Department of Safety reminds drivers that reinstatement services are being added to more driver license centers every month to better serve customers.   Seventeen counties across the state now have driver license centers that offer reinstatement services.

On January 1, 2008, three more driver license centers were added to the five driver license centers that began providing reinstatement services in 2007.  In February, six more offices in East Tennessee are adding reinstatement services to bring the number of counties with centers offering reinstatements to seventeen.  Five centers have previously offered reinstatements as part of regular service.

Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell stated, “We realize how difficult it is for those with a suspended or revoked license to work and contribute to our economy without a valid driver license.  Our goal is to eventually move reinstatement services to all driver license centers.  We hope to have examiners trained to offer reinstatement services in every driver license office by the end of 2008.”

The purpose of integrating financial responsibility functions into driver license centers is to make the services more accessible to the public and ease the ability to regain the privilege to drive.  Some of the most common reasons a license is suspended or revoked is due to a DUI conviction, failure to pay driving citations and failure to show proof of insurance.

Since November 1, 2007, customers in the Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville areas have been able to visit selected driver licenses centers for reinstatement services.  In Nashville, some customers may still be confused that reinstatements are still being offered at the Foster Avenue Headquarters location.  That service was discontinued on November 1, 2007.  These services are now available at the Hart Lane and West Nashville locations.

Drivers wanting to reinstate their license are also urged to call the Toll Free number at (866) 903-7357 or visit our website at or to determine precisely what information and documentation is necessary for reinstatement before visiting the Driver License Centers.

Motorists may also pay reinstatement fees using a credit or debit card, either online at these websites, or at the driver license centers offering reinstatement services.

Tennesseans, with a suspended or revoked license, will need documentation, such as proof of insurance (SR-22 Insurance form) and proof of citations and fees paid in order to successfully reinstate their license.  Documentation evidencing United States citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency or an authorized stay in this country is also required to reinstate a driver license. The requirements of reinstatement are based on the reason the driver license was suspended/revoked. In Tennessee, there are currently over 700,000 canceled, suspended or revoked drivers who need reinstatement services in order to regain a valid driving privilege.

One-Stop-Shopping Driver License Centers
(Dates & Times Listed are for Reinstatements)

Nashville (Davidson County)                                                                                                Start Date

Hart Lane                 624 Hart Lane, Nashville, TN                                                      November 1, 2007
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

West Nashville            6604 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN                                    November 1, 2007
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Maury County             1701 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN                                                (Since 1998)
Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Montgomery County     220 West Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville, TN                        January 1, 2008
Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Rutherford County       5227 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 103, LaVergne, TN               January 1, 2008
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Putnam County           4600 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville TN                                      February 1, 2008
Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Memphis (Shelby County)

Summer Avenue          6340 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN                                         November 1, 2007
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Midtown                   2714 Union Extended, Memphis, TN                                          November 1, 2007
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Dyer County              361 James H. Rice Road, Dyersburg, TN                                          (Since 1998)
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Madison County           100 Benchmark Circle, Jackson, TN                                               (Since 1998)
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30

Chattanooga Area (Hamilton/Bradley County)

Hamilton County              6502 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN                                 (Since 1998)
(Bonny Oaks Office)        Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bradley County           301 James Asbury Drive, NW, Cleveland, TN                                  (Since 1998)
Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Knoxville Area (Anderson/Blount/ Knox/Roane Counties)

Anderson County         704 North Charles G. Seviers Blvd., Clinton, TN                   February 4, 2008
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Blount County             318 Home Avenue, Maryville, TN                                                February 4, 2008
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Knox County                                      7320 Region Lane, Knoxville, TN                      November 1, 2007
(Strawberry Plains Office)              Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Roane County             1064 N. Gateway Avenue, Suite 1, Rockwood, TN                  February 4, 2008
Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Greene County            1209 Hal Henard Rd, Greeneville, TN                                      February 4, 2008
Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hamblen County          1901 State Street, Morristown, TN                                          February 13, 2008
Wednesdays only, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sullivan County           3769 Highway 11 W, Blountville, TN                                          February 4, 2008
Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.