Department of Safety and Homeland Security issues new driver’s license

tsj state news 1By Dalya J. Qualls

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced that it had re-issued new permanent driver’s licenses or photo ID cards to citizens who recently received a card with incorrect content due to a printing error.

The driver’s licenses or ID cards were incorrectly issued with the phrase “Not for Federal Identification” to 3,500 Tennesseans. The cards were issued to citizens who applied or renewed their driver’s license or ID card at state driver services centers on February 17 through February 19.

The department is in the process of sending a new permanent card, without the misprint, to those affected.

Citizens who received the misprinted card will soon receive a letter that explains the misprint and requests the incorrect card to be returned to the department. A self-addressed and stamped envelope will be included with the letter.

“We moved quickly to correct the issue once we were notified of the misprint and regret the inconvenience to those affected by this error,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.

Citizens affected should continue to use the interim paper license or photo ID until the new, correct license or photo ID is received.


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