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Drivers’ license renewal period upped to 8 years

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced beginning January 4, 2016, Tennesseans will be able to renew their driver license every eight years instead of five years.  The change will include all classifications of driver licenses—including commercial and motorcycle–and identification licenses.  
The legislation to increase the renewal years was passed during the 2015 legislative session to help decrease wait times and improve customer traffic flow at driver services centers.
“This is another step to improve the quality of our driver services and help better serve the existing population as well as plan for future growth here in Tennessee,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.  “It’s our goal to enhance our driver services and provide convenient options for our customers.”
For a full listing of center and kiosk locations, visit our website at www.tn.gov/safety and click on our Driver Services page.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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