The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will open its Hickory Ridge Driver License Reinstatement Center for five Saturdays starting this week due to the high volume of customers seeking to reinstate driving privileges this time of year.
The Hickory Ridge Driver License Reinstatement Center, located inside the Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Rd., will serve customers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 22 and 29, April 4, 11, and 26. (The special Saturday hours will not take place on Easter weekend.)
The extra hours of service are for reinstatement services only.
"We have learned that many citizens use income tax refunds to pay for fines and fees associated with reinstating suspended or revoked driver licenses, so we see an increase in the number of reinstatements during this time period," Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
"We want to do what we can to help citizens who need this service, and make it more convenient for them to get back their driving privileges."
Citizens are urged to make sure they have the correct documents before visiting the reinstatement center to avoid delays and possible returns for service.
To check your status and to see what documents are needed, go to https://apps.tn.gov/tndlr/ and click on the "Pay Reinstatement Fees" tab.