Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationInsurance & Registration · 1 month ago

Can I get my drivers license in TN if my permit is expired and I’m over 18?

I’m 21 and my permit expires on 9/30/2020 but I won’t be able to take the actual road test until sometime next month when I get back in town. I’ve been trying to call to ask but it’s always busy or no answer. Since I’m over 18 could I just schedule/walk in and take the road test since I’ve already taken the knowledge test? I can’t find too much info about it online.

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  • 1 month ago

    If your permit is expired, you can't even begin the test.  Expired only means one thing, even when you're over 18.

    Your only hope is that your state is allowing an extension / exemption on expiry dates due to Covid-19.  And the only way to know that for sure is to call and ask.

  • May
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Everyone of any age needs a valid learners permit.  A expired permit won't work.

  • Scott
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sure, as soon as you get a new permit. You can't take the driving test without one.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Cannot take the road test without a permit.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, but no walk-ins. It has to be scheduled, and with an expired permit you'll need to take certain required documents with you. See Page 22 of the Tennessee Driver's Manual. You should have optained a copy of it  to study in order to obtain your original permit. 

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

      It says right there in the manual that you can't drive on a public road without a permit and accompanied by a legally licensed adult in the car. Now, how would you be able to take a driving test?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You have to start all over again by getting your permit by taking the written test first.

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