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Driver's License Fees

The cost of the license varies according to the class of license you are making application for. Tennessee licenses expire every five years on the driver’s birthday evenly divisible by five (age 30, 35, 40 . . . 55, 60, 65, etc.).

To get new license holders on the “Drive for Five” cycle, your first license may be for a shorter or longer period than five years. Fees are pro-rated on the number of years and the same fees per year are paid for each license.

Accepted methods of payment for a Driver License and ID are Cash, Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Credit Cards.

License Class Cost Standard License Period License Cost Application Fee Total Cost
Non-Commercial Licenses
D-Operator
$3.50/year
5 Years
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
D w/for Hire Endorsement
$3.50/year+$2.50
5 Years
$20.00
$2.00
$22.00
PD-Learner Permit (18 and over)
$3.50/year
1 Year
$3.50
$2.00
$5.50
PD-Learner Permit (under 18)
$5.00/year +$3.50
1 Year
$8.50
$2.00
$10.50
H-Hardship
$3.50/year
2 Years
$7.00
$2.00
$9.00
M-Motorcycle
$3.50/year
5 Years
$17.50
$3.00
$20.50
PM-Learner Permit (under 18)
$3.50/year
1 Year
$3.50
$3.00
$6.50
DM-Operator & Motorcycle
$3.50/year+$3.50/year
5 Years
$35.00
$3.00
$38.00
ID Only (under age 18)
$1.50/year
2 Years
$3.00
$2.00
$5.00
ID Only (18 and over)
$1.50/year
5 Years
$7.50
$2.00
$9.50
1st Duplicate
$6.00
Until License Expires
$6.00
$2.00
$8.00
2nd or Subsequent Duplicate
$10.00
Until License Expires
$10.00
$2.00
$12.00
Graduated Driver License Exchanges (GDL)
D-Intermediate Restricted (under 18)
$3.50/year + $5.00
5 Years
$22.50
$2.00
$24.50
D-Intermediate Unrestricted (under 18)
$2.00
1 Year
$2.00
$0.00
$2.00
D-Graduating to Class D (Age 18)
$8.00
Until Age 21
$8.00
$2.00
$10.00
Endorsements and Certifications
 
Added to Base License
 
 
 
 
For Hire Endorsement
$2.50/endorsement
Until License
Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
Childcare Driver Certification
$2.50/endorsement
Until License Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)
Class A
$8.00/year
5 Years
$40.00
$6.00
$46.00
Class B or C
$7.00/year
5 Years
$35.00
$6.00
$41.00
PA-Class A Learner Permit
$8.00/year
1 Year
$8.00
$6.00
$14.00
PB or PC- Class B or C Learner Permit
$7.00/year
1 Year
$7.00
$6.00
$13.00
AM- Class A + Motorcycle
$8.00/year+$3.50/year
5 Years
$57.50
$7.00
$64.50
BM/CM-Class B or C & Motorcycle
$7.00/year+$3.50/year
5 Years
$52.50
$7.00
$59.50
1st Duplicate
$6.00
Until License Expires
$6.00
$6.00
$12.00
2nd or Subsequent Duplicate
$10.00
Until License Expires
$10.00
$6.00
$16.00
Commercial Driver License (CDL) Endorsements
 
Added to Base License
 
 
 
 
Tanker Endorsement
$2.50/Endorsement
Until License Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
School Bus Endorsement
$2.50/Endorsement
Until License Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
Passenger Endorsement
$2.50/Endorsement
Until License Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
Hazardous Material Endorsement
$2.50/Endorsement
Until License Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
Double & Triple Trailer Endorsement
$2.50/Endorsement
Until License Expires
$2.50
 
$2.50
Temporary Licenses
XD-Operator
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
XD w/For Hire Endorsement
$17.50+$2.50
Duration of
Stay
$19.50
$2.00
$21.50
XPD-Learner Permit (over age 18)
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
XPD- Learner Permit (under age 18)
$17.50+$5.00
Duration of
Stay
$22.50
$2.00
$24.50
XH-Hardship
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
XM-Motorcycle
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$3.00
$20.50
XPM-Learner Permit (Under age 18)
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$3.00
$20.50
XDM-Operator & Motorcycle
$17.50+$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$35.00
$3.00
$38.00
XID Only (under age 18)
$7.50
Duration of
Stay
$7.50
$2.00
$9.50
XID Only (over age 18)
$7.50
Duration of
Stay
$7.50
$2.00
$9.50
1st Duplicate
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
2nd or Subsequent Duplicate
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
Temporary Graduated Driver License Exchanges (GDL)
XD-Intermediate Restricted
(under age 18)
$17.50+$5.00
Duration of
Stay
$22.50
$2.00
$24.50
XD-Intermediate Unrestricted
(under age 18)
$2.00
Duration of
Stay
$2.00
 
$2.00
XD-"Graduating" to Class D (age 18)
$17.50
Duration of
Stay
$17.50
$2.00
$19.50
Motor Vehicle Records
Driving Record (MVR)
$5.00/record
 
$5.00
 
$5.00