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The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced how Driver Services Centers will operate beginning Monday, May 18.

Vehicle registration renewal deadlines were extended until June 15. Driver’s license and photo ID renewal deadlines were extended. CDL license types are extended until June 30; other types are extended until Nov. 15.

When visiting a center, all customers are required to: wear a cloth face covering provided by the customer; be checked for temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit; answer COVID-19 health screening questions; distance at least six feet from others when possible; not be experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms;

Appointment calendars reopened Saturday, May 16. The first available appointments for road skills test will be Monday, June 15. Skills tests appointments must be made in the e-Services portal or by calling (866) 849-3548.

The Driver Services Appointments system re-launches to include 45 Driver Services Centers and expand appointment services to new resident, knowledge test, reinstatement (at select centers), and driver services (for all other transactions). The first available appointments will be Tuesday, May 26.

Knowledge tests will be available at all full-service centers. Tests will be available by appointment beginning Tuesday, May 26. Testing will also be offered on select Saturdays between June 13 and Aug. 22. 

The department will resume issuing REAL IDs on Monday, July 6. The federal government extended the implementation date of REAL ID to Oct. 1, 2021. 

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