Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced that Bedford County Driver Service Center, located at 1304 Railroad Avenue in Shelbyville, will temporarily close this Friday and Monday for facility renovations. The center will reopen for normal business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Bedford County Driver Service Center is one of several centers across the state to undergo renovations to create more efficient customer service.
"Reducing customer wait times and creating more customer-friendly driver service centers are the top priorities of our Driver Services Division. The renovations at the Shelbyville facility will allow our staff to better handle the volume of customers. More importantly, it will allow us to better serve the citizens of Bedford County," Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
During the closure, local customers may visit the nearby full service driver service centers including the full-service centers located in Coffee, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. A new self-service kiosk is now open on the first floor of Bedford County Courthouse offering driver's license renewals or replacement of lost licenses.
Additionally, the Marshall County Clerk's Office issue duplicate licenses and license renewals for non-commercial drivers. Citizens may also renew online at www.tn.gov.
Nearby Driver Service options are located at the following facilities:
* Coffee County Driver Service Center -- 307 Industrial Blvd., Tullahoma
* Lincoln County Driver Service Center -- 4110 Thornton Taylor Pky., Fayetteville
* Rutherford County Driver Service Center - 1035 Samsonite Blvd, Murfreesboro
* Marshall County Clerk's Office -- 1107 Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's ( http://www.TN.Gov/safety ) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.