For Drivers

Driving Licenses

A Class D license is a regular license and is required to drive a passenger vehicle.  



  • Residents with an expired license for more than 6 months or applying for a license for the first time must pass the TN knowledge test, on-the-road skills test, and vision test.

  • New residents from other countries must complete the tests: TN knowledge test, skills test on the way, and vision test.

​Required documents

Please note: all documents are subject to verification with the agency or source that granted them. Documents subject to verification may delay delivery of the driver's license or permit. No photocopies will be accepted.


  • Proof of citizenship of the United States, Legal Permanent Residence or Proof of authorization of legal stay.

  • Primary identification voucher Secondary identification voucher

  • Proof of any name change, if different from the identification

  • Two proofs of residency in Tennessee with your name and address (documents must be valid, must be in the last 4 months)

  • A Social Security number or written oath if a social security number has not been provided.

Driving test

To schedule a test drive appointment, please call 866-849-3548, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Full Service Centers for Drivers:

Bonny Oaks

6502 Bonny Oaks Drive

Chattanooga, TN 37416

(423) 634-3127  



4873 Dayton Blvd

Chattanooga, TN 37415

(423) 875-4896


Due to federal government requirements, Chattanooga participates in an air improvement program. Hamilton County residents must have annual emissions tests of their vehicles to renew their license plates. Consider the following points:


  • Prices: $ 10. Test centers accept cash and have no change for bills over $ 20, credit cards VISA and MasterCard are accepted. If a vehicle does not pass the first test, the second test performed within 90 days is free.

  • When: Test results are valid for 90 days. In Tennessee, the labels on your plates expire one year after they are issued.

  • Do all vehicles have to be tested? Vehicle models 1975 and later.

  • Exceptions: The new vehicles, of less than a year are not subject to inspection, but the declaration of its manufacturer must be presented when registering the vehicle. Electric vehicles, motorcycles and registered old vehicles are not subject.

  • Information: or call 877-477-0800

Emission Testing Centers:

  • Eastgate: 720 Eastgate Loop. 7 am - 6 pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 7 am - 2:30 pm

  • Northgate: 5206 Austin Rd. 7 am - 6 pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 7 am - 2:30 pm

  • Downtown: 1620 Riverfront Parkway. 7 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Bonny Oaks: 7460 Bonnyshire Dr. 7 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday

If you require Taxi services, there are several companies in Chattanooga:

  • Millenium Taxi and Transportation: 2145 S Holly St, Chattanooga, TN 37404. (423) 267-2008

  • Nooga Taxi: 200 W M.L.K. Blvd Suite 1053, Chattanooga, TN 37402. (423) 458-2701

  • Groome Transportation: 5712 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412. 423) 954-1400

  • AAA-Affordable Taxi: 7401 Davis Mill Cir, Harrison, TN 37341. (423) 488-4346

Chattanooga Airport
1001 Airport Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
(423) 855-2202

Parking and Parking Rates at the Airport:
Parking at the Chattanooga airport is easy, fast and low cost.

Short Term Parking Rates
First 15 Minutes: FREE
16 - 30 Minutes: $ 2.00

Additional Minute after 30 Minutes: $ 2.00
Rate per day: $ 20

Long Term Parking Rates
First 15 Minutes: FREE
16 - 30 Minutes: $ 2.00
Additional Minute after 30 Minutes: $ 2.00
Daily rate: $ 12

Emissions Test

Local Taxi Services