County Clerk Bill Knowles said the Hamilton County Clerk’s office is migrating to statewide Centralized Driver License Issuance implemented by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
He said, "My Courthouse office is pleased to assist in piloting this endeavor for other clerk offices."
Mr. Knowles said, “The impact on Hamilton County motorists rests in the change of permanent driver licenses no longer being handed out over the counter.
Instead a paper license will be issued and the permanent laminated license will be mailed to the customer within 20 days after security checks have been completed by the state.
This is one of many changes our country is experiencing since the 9/11 attacks.
“New equipment will be installed in our Courthouse office Thursday. On this date we will not be able to issue driver licenses at the Courthouse after 11 a.m. All other clerk services will available as usual.
“The Clerk’s Courthouse driver license division will resume processing driver license renewal and duplicate applications Friday morning at 8.”