What is the cost to renew a driver's license in Tennessee?

My wife and I are snowbirds who live in Puerto Rico during the winter and Tennessee during the summer. We’re about ready to head back to Tennessee for the season, but I just noticed that I also need to renew my driver’s license. How much does it cost to renew a driver’s license in Tennessee?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 05, 2022
Living in Puerto Rico half the year sounds like paradise, but Tennessee isn’t so bad itself. The cost to renew a driver’s license in Tennessee is $28, including a $26 renewal fee and a $2 application fee.
Since you fly domestically, the federal government will start requiring a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license on May 3, 2023 to board flights. The good news is that Tennessee will not charge any extra fees for a REAL ID-compliant license.
If you don’t have a REAL ID-compliant license, you must apply for the ID in person at a local DMV. If you already have one, you can renew:
  • Online here.
  • At a self-service kiosk.
  • In person.
In all cases, you should expect to receive your new Tennessee driver’s license in approximately 20 business days.
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