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Tennessee Vehicle Titling and Registration

Title and Register a Vehicle in Tennessee

Whether you recently purchased a vehicle or just moved to the Volunteer State, you’ll have to title and register your vehicle at your county clerk’s office.

Title and Register a TN Vehicle

To title and register a vehicle purchased in Tennessee, visit your local county clerk and provide:

Register and Title a Vehicle: New Tennessee Residents

When you move to Tennessee, you’ll have to get a vehicle emissions check before titling and registering. Once your vehicle passes the emissions test, visit your local county clerk’s office and provide:

  • Your ID and proof of TN residency.
  • Most recent out-of-state vehicle registration.
  • The out-of-state title OR the name and address of the lienholder of the vehicle.
  • Payment for the applicable fees and taxes.

Tennessee Title and Registration Fees

TN registration fees and taxes may vary based on county of residence and the vehicle weight and type.

  • Title fee: $5.50
  • Lien notation fee: $11.00