Maintaining your driver license just got a little easier in 2016 as Tennessee motorists now only have to renew their license every eight years.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced beginning Jan. 4, Tennesseans will be able to renew their driver license every eight years instead of every five. The change will include all classifications of driver licenses and ID licenses.
The measure to increase the renewal years was proposed during the 2015 legislative session. State Sen. Nicely and state Rep. Goins introduced the bill to help decrease wait times and improve customer traffic flow at driver service 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.”
The new, eight-year license will include all forms of driver licenses and identification licenses, including commercial driver licenses and motorcycle licenses.
“We are pleased with the support of the governor and the members of the General Assembly who continue to work with our department to improve our driver services division to better serve our growing state,” Gibbons said.