Tennessee Department of Safety’s Driver Service Center, formerly located in the same building as Bedford County Emergency Management Agency on Railroad Avenue, closed during the peak of the COVID pandemic, and ever since, state, Bedford County and City of Shelbyville officials have been working together to find a new location. The full-service center has now re-opened in Bedford County Business Complex, 200 Dover St., and is open 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It’s available for driver license renewal, testing, photo IDs, and handgun permits.
Tennessee Commissioner of Safety Jeff Long, Assistant Commissioner Paula Shaw Daniel, State Rep. and Speaker Pro Tem Pat Marsh, Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham, Shelbyville Mayor Wallace Cartwright and Shelbyville City Manager Joshua Ray were among the dignitaries who gathered Monday, Nov. 22, for a ribbon-cutting at the facility, which was already serving customers. Bedford County is providing the space for the facility free of charge, and the City of Shelbyville contributed funding to the effort as well.
Commissioner Long thanked Marsh and State Sen. Shane Reeves for their support, as well as the city and county officials who worked to make the new location possible.
Dignitaries cut the ribbon outside the center, which is located at 200 Dover St.