Minor/Teenage Affidavit & Proof of School Attendance

To obtain a Teen/Graduated Driver License a teen applicant must have a Minor/Teenage Affidavit and Cancellation form. The parent, stepparent living at the same address as the applicant or legal guardian signing this form is taking assuming financial responsibility for the actions of the minor driver.

The adult must sign the Minor/Teenage Affidavit at a Driver Services Center, in the presence of a driver license examiner. If for some
reason the adult cannot come with the applicant to a Driver Services Center, the signature MUST be notarized by a notary public.

If a grandparent is assuming financial responsibility for the minor, the grandparent must bring a notarized statement authorizing this, signed by the parent, stepparent, custodian or legal guardian. The statement should follow this general format:

I do hereby authorize ______________ (name of grandparent) 
to sign for a driver license for ___________ (name of minor).
Signed: ________________________ (name and relationship of adult granting authorization)
[Notary certificate]

Proof of School Attendance

Applicants under the age of 18 must prove they are enrolled in school. If they have already graduated, they must bring their high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate with them when they apply. If not, they need to request their school to complete a Certificate of Compulsory School Attendance Form and take it with them to a Driver Services Center, The form is valid for only 30 days.

If a student 15 years of age or older withdraws from school, the school shall notify the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security of such withdrawal. This can result in the suspension of the student's driving privileges. The first time a student drops out, he or she may regain the privilege to drive by returning to school. For a second or subsequent withdrawals, a student shall have all driving privileges suspended until the student attains 18 years of age.