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Accomplishment’s from the County Clerk’s Office…

May 9th, 2012

Over this past year our additional services such as Driver Licenses, Passports, and Birth Certificates have provided convenience to the citizens of Nashville, and have also helped fund Metro…

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633 Free Photo ID Upgrades Issued

Mar 21st, 2012

From October 2011 through March 12, 2012, John Arriola and the Davidson County Clerk’s office partnered with the Tennessee Department of Safety to offer free upgrades as the state prepared voters for a new law requiring photo ID at the polls.  In the past six months the Clerk’s office provided 633 free photo upgrades.  The office also offered special Saturday hours during early voting to accommodate this program. 

“As with all of our processes, we have focused on customer service.  We wanted to make adding a photo to your license as simple and convenient as possible,” Arriola said.  The State had identified 8,481 registered voters in Davidson County who have a driver’s license without a photo.

Arriola entered a contract with the state to begin offering license duplicates and renewals in 2007.  The county clerk’s office handles nearly 200 Driver license transactions a week and provides an alternative for those who would otherwise have to go to the state’s Driver Service Centers, which also handle regular photo IDs and road testing for driver’s licenses.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, passports and liquor by the drink licenses.    In addition to the main office, there are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services.  For more information, visit www.nashvilleclerk.com.

Passport Day 2012 – a record breaking success!

Mar 21st, 2012

On  Saturday, March 10th, the Davidson County Clerk’s fifth annual Passport Day in the USA provided a convenient alternative for Nashville residents to apply for their US passport.  This year a record breaking 219 passport applications were processed.  The Clerk’s office processed more passports than any other application facility in region 17, which includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

“We added passports to our lineup of services in 2007, since then it’s been growing, but this year was incredible,” said Arriola.  “I think people are realizing how we’ve made the process simple and how we have focused on customer service.  And this year’s numbers demonstrate the demand with an increase of 50% over last year.”

Passport services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Davidson County Clerk’s main office.  Visitors may apply for, change or renew a U.S. Passport conveniently, and as always No appointment is needed.  The Davidson County Clerk’s office is one of the few area locations that offer full passport services, including photos. 

As of June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to leave or enter the United States, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.  Passport cards range in price from $40 to $141.28 and passport books from $105 to $234.00, depending upon age and turnaround time.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, and passports.  The main office is located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South, open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services in addition to the main office.

For more information, visit www.nashvilleclerk.com