Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Partners with Participating County Clerks to Issue Real ID

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division began issuing Real ID driver license and identification cards on July 1st.

Tennessee residents have four new avenues to obtain a Real ID rather than visiting a Driver Services Center.  Wilson, Jefferson, Union, and Grangier County clerk offices are now able to issue Real ID driver license and identification cards.  The remaining county clerk offices will be able to issue Real ID driver license and identification cards later this month once their training is complete.

“Our main priority is to offer convenient and efficient customer service for citizens seeking driver license services across our state,” says Commissioner Jeff Long.  “By partnering with participating county clerk offices to issue Real IDs in addiction to other services they already provide, residents, have an alternate method to our department’s core services, which will reduce wait times at Driver Services Centers.  We encourage those wishing to get a Real ID to take advantage of the county clerk services,” he added.

Participating county clerks offer services such as renewal, duplicate, or change of address to a Tennessee driver license, update your photo on your identification, register to vote, renewal of a handgun carry permit, in addition to Real ID.  Please note, in addition to required state fees, county clerks will charge an additional $4 administrative fee to cover operational costs.

Anyone wishing to obtain a Real ID must have a valid license and proof of the following documents:  Proof to establish citizenship or legal presence, proof of your full Social Security Number, and two proofs of Tennessee residency.  All documents presented must be originals or certified.  No photocopies will be accepted.  For more information, including a full list of acceptable documents for Real ID visit www.TNRealID.gov.