Tennesseans Will Soon Renew Driver’s License Every Eight Years

Drivers LicenceTennesseans will soon be renewing their driver’s license every eight years instead of every five years under a bill given final approval by the state Legislature last week.
The bill is projected to save the state $6.4 million annually, and the bill’s sponsors say it will substantially reduce waiting times at Department of Safety driver’s license stations-easing longstanding complaints from residents.
The bill passed the Senate 33-0 and was approved in the House 96-0.
Currently, driver’s licenses are renewed every five years at a cost of $19.50 for the standard “type D” license. Under the new bill, the cost for a type D license will be $28 for eight years, according to the Legislature’s Fiscal Review Committee.