Tennessee DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in Tennessee? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, so now's the time to act!

But don't worry - we've got your back. We've compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You'll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call Tennessee home.

To begin, select from the following

Tennessee Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Tennessee?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver's license records?

No

Will the state of Tennessee issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

No

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

You're in luck! You can easily complete your change of address online through Tennessee's Change of Address Service website. Or, you can complete your change of address in person at the Tennessee Department of Safety. A fan of snail mail? You can also complete your change of address by mail:

  • Tennessee Department of Safety
  • PO BOX 945
  • Nashville, TN 37202

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your date of birth
  • Your driver's license number
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your old and new address
  • The county of your new address

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

Act fast - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

Tennessee Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Tennessee?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Sorry to say, but you'll need to visit the County Clerk's Office in person.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

Tennessee Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver's license?

Yes

Where can I get a new driver's license?

We hate to say it, but you'll need to visit the Tennessee Department of Safety. Unfortunately, services are not available online.

What will I need?

When do I need to get a new driver's license?

Act fast - you'll need to obtain an Tennessee driver's license within 30 days of becoming a resident.

Do I need to take a driving test?

Nope. Save your real driving skills for the road. You will, however, have to pass a vision exam.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age old question. Tennessee charges a $19.50 fee.

Tennessee Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes

Where can I register my vehicle?

You'll need to visit the Tennessee Vehicle Services Division in person. Sorry to say, but services are not available online.

What will I need?

  • An application for Certificate of Title and Registration (obtained at the county clerk's office)
  • An emissions inspection certificate, if required
  • Your most recent out-of-state registration
  • Proof of identification and Tennessee residency

When do I need to register my vehicle?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to register your vehicle within 30 days of your move.

Is there a fee?

We don't fault you for asking. Costs vary, visit the fees page for more information.

Is an emission test required?

No, unless you are registering a vehicle in Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson county. Visit Tennessee's vehicle inspection program website to learn more.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit Tennessee's Liability Insurance rules for more information.

Tennessee Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Tennessee?

No. When you receive a license from your new state, Tennessee will automatically cancel your driver's license.

Tennessee Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Tennessee?

No

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No. Go ahead and save them for the grandkids.

Resources

Tennessee Registry of Motor Vehicles
1-888-871-3171

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