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Tennessee Address Changes: Everything You Need to Know

When you move, there are so many things on your mind and so many items to check off the to-do list that it is easy for some important items to be forgotten.  While you may think of notifying the US Postal Service of your new address, it is commonly forgotten that alerting the USPS does not notify the TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security.  According to their website, you are to notify this department of your updated address within ten days of the change, and there is no fee to do this.  If you do not, there is no penalty, but it is more likely that you will miss the date to renew your license when the time comes.

One thing you do NOT have to worry about is changing your address on your drivers license; the law only requires the address change for the TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security to have on record.  If you do desire to have your address changed on your drivers license, you may go to a Driver Service Center and pay the associated fees to get an updated license issued.

The most convenient way to update your address on file with the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security is to do it online through e-Services.  If you do not wish to do this, you may also contact the Department of your new address by sending a written letter in the mail, going to a Driver Service Center, or using a Self-Service Kiosk near you.  For more information about these online alternatives, please see:

Written by Olivia Williams, Digital Media Marketing Intern

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