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What to bring with you when applying for a Class A/CDL Permit

-Prescription Eyeglasses/Contacts (eye exam is mandatory for all permits/licenses)
-Valid DOT Medical Card
-Tennessee driver's license or ID, or a valid driver's license from another state
-Proof of your Social Security Number/ Proof of U.S. Citizenship
        -Authorized U.S. Citizenship Documents
  • Certified U.S./ State or Territory issued Birth Certificate
  • U.S. Government / Federal issued Certified Birth Certificate
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad (DS-1350 or FS-545)
  • Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the U.S. (FS-240)
  • U.S. Passport (VALID)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560 or N561)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550, N570 or N578)
  • U.S. Military ID Card (DOD DD-2)
  • U.S. Citizen Identification Card (I-197, I-179)

-Proof of Domicile (residency) in Tennessee (applicants for a CDL or permit will be required to present 2 proofs of domicile)
        -Authorized Documents for Proof of Domicile in Tennessee (no photocopies accepted)
  1. Current utility bill including landline telephone, electric, water, gas, cable, etc. (Wireless telephone bills cannot be accepted).
  2. Current vehicle registration (personal vehicle not company vehicle) dated within the last 12 months.
  3. TN vehicle title showing TN address (but can’t use a title and vehicle registration as both proofs).
  4. Mortgage papers – such as the property deed or mortgage payment coupon/book.
  5. Copy of Lease Agreement or Contract with notarized signatures OR accompanied by signed realty agency letterhead confirming lease validity.
  6. Voter registration card – NOT the application for voter registration.
  7. Military LES papers listing Tennessee as home of record.
  8. Current filed tax return - not tax return booklet


State Fees


$6.00 Application/ Test Fee
$6.00 Re-testing Fee
$8.00 Permit Fee
$46.00 Class A License Fee
$5.00 MVR Document Fee

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$35.00 Application Fee
$10.00 Permit/ Test Fee
$10.00 Re-testing Fee
$6.00 (3-year)MVR Document Fee
$8.00 (7-year) MVR Document Fee

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