Driver's License

Find out where and how to obtain or renew a driver's license or identification card. Also see information for new residents.

Driver's License LogoThe Jefferson County Clerk’s office is contracted with the State of Tennessee Department of Safety to renew and replace Tennessee State Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards. As an express location we are unable to do any driver’s testing, drivers license transfers from other states(new residents or returning residents), renew any Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License, reinstate driver’s license, issue new identification cards, concealed carry permits or print a driving record.  Also as a part of our contract we are required to charge an additional $4.00 processing fee on all transactions.  For online services such as renewals and reinstatements see Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Online Applications.

The hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Residents wishing to renew their driver’s license or identification cards must submit their renewal notice and their current license or ID. You will be required to complete an application provided by the state in the event you did not receive a notice from the state to renew.  An additional $4.00 processing fee is charged on all transactions due to changes in our state contract.


If your driver’s license is lost or stolen you may apply for and receive a duplicate license in the Jefferson County Clerk’s office. You will need to bring a form of identification when applying for the duplicate for example a birth certificate, social security card, or work/school ID card.  Also, if you are a Tennessee resident who has a change residency, the clerk’s office can change the address on your driver’s license. State law requires that upon a change of residency you must have the address changed on your license within ten days.  An additional $4.00 processing fee is charged on all transactions due to changes in our state contract.
Identification Cards

Our office can only renew and replace identification cards due to our new state contract.  Anyone wishing to apply for an identification card for the first time or changing from a drivers license to an identification card must go to a main examining station.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

The County Clerk's Office may now issue duplicate CDL's and make address changes to existing CDL's.

Driver License Downgrades

The County Clerk's Office has approved to downgrade CDL's to Class D and Class D ot ID only at the request for the customer.  To upgrade you must visit a "full service examining stattion". 

New Residents

Under our new contract we can no longer process new residents' application for drivers license or returning residents applications.  You must now go to a main examining station to process your applications.

Mobile Full Service Driver's License Station

The Tennessee Department of Safety has announced that a mobile Full-Service Driver’s License Station will be located in Jefferson County in the parking lot behind the Health Department on the second Thursday of each month from 10AM until 2PM. All Driver’s Services except road test and reinstatements will be available at this station including but not limited to Written Testing, CDL Renewals, Handgun Carry Applications and Renewals, New Resident Licensing, First Time Licensing or Photo ID, Upgrades/Downgrades in classes and endorsements, and issuance of Motor Vehicle Reports. The County Clerk’s Driver’s License Station will remain open and operational for all services currently allowed by state contract including Class D and Photo ID duplicate issuance and renewals.