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Motor vehicles in Tennessee must be registered at your county clerk’s office before being driven on the streets or highways of this state. The owner of a vehicle must process the application for a Certificate of Title and registration at the same time

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Tennessee License Plates & Placards

Whether you are moving to Tennessee or acquire a new vehicle, you must register your vehicle at your county clerk’s office. To get a Tennessee license plate for a car, vehicle owners must title and register the car in this state.

When registering your motor vehicle, you will be issued one (1) registration plate. The registration plate issued for passenger motor vehicles shall be attached on the rear of the vehicle.

In the event that a plate is lost, mutilated or becomes illegible, you may apply for a replacement of the lost or destroyed plates and pay a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each application.

Types of Tennessee License Plates

  • Antique Auto
  • Clubs/Organizations
    • American Eagle Foundation
    • Autism Awareness
    • Driving to a Cure (Breast Cancer Awareness)
    • Ducks Unlimited
    • Fraternal Order of Police
    • Fraternal Order of Police Associate Member
    • Friends of Radnor Lake
    • Friends of the Smokies
    • International Association of Firefighters
    • Masons
    • Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum
    • National Rifle Association
    • Share The Road
    • Sons of the Confederate Veterans
    • Tennessee Association of Realtors
    • Tennessee Nurses Foundation
    • Tennessee Police Benevolent Association
    • Tennessee Sheriff’s Association
  • Collegiate
    • Auburn University
    • Austin Peay State University
    • Belmont University
    • Carson-Newman University
    • Clemson University
    • Christian Brothers University
    • East Tennessee State University
    • Florida State University
    • Freed-Hardeman University
    • Georgia Tech
    • Indiana University
    • King College
    • Lane College
    • Lee University
    • LeMoyne-Owen College
    • Lipscomb University
    • Maryville College
    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • Milligan College
    • Mississippi State University
    • Penn State Alumni Association
    • Purdue University
    • Rhodes College
    • Tennessee State University
    • Tennessee Tech University
    • Tennessee Wesleyan University
    • Trevecca Nazarene University
    • Tusculum College
    • Union University
    • The University of Alabama
    • University of Arkansas
    • University of Florida
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Memphis
    • University of Mississippi
    • The University of Tennessee
    • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • University of Tennessee–Knoxville
    • University of Tennessee at Martin
    • Sewanee: The University of the South
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Virginia Tech
  • Current Tennessee License Plate
  • Disabled Plate
  • Emergency/Safety
    • Amateur Radio
    • Emergency
    • Emergency Trauma Physician
    • Firefighter
    • Fraternal Order of Police Member
    • International Association of Firefighters
    • Rescue Squad or Rescue Squad Official
    • Tennessee Police Benevolent Association
    • Tennessee State Guard
    • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Environmental/Conservation
    • Agriculture
    • Appalachian Trail
    • Civil War
    • Environment/State Parks
    • Friends of Radnor Lake
    • Friends of the Smokies
    • Friends of Sycamore Shoals Historic Area, Inc.
    • Protecting Rivers and Clean Water
    • Historic Franklin
    • Watchable Wildlife
  • For Children
    • Children First
    • Choose Life
    • Dolly Foundation
    • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
    • Erlanger Children’s Hospital
    • Helping Schools
    • LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
    • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
    • Niswonger Children’s Hospital
    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    • Youth Villages
  • Fraternity/Sorority
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha
    • Alpha Phi Alpha
    • Delta Sigma Theta
    • Kappa Alpha Psi
    • Omega Psi Phi
    • Phi Beta Sigma
    • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Hospitals
    • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
    • Erlanger Children’s Hospital
    • LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
    • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
    • Niswonger Children’s Hospital
    • Regional Medical Center at Memphis
    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Military/Memorial
    • Active/Retired/Honorable Discharge
    • Air Force Cross
    • Air Medal – Meritorious
    • Air Medal – Valor
    • Blue Star Family
    • Bosnia Era Veteran
    • Bosnia Veteran
    • Bronze Star – Meritorious
    • Bronze Star – Valor
    • Congressional Medal of Honor
    • Desert Storm Era Veteran
    • Desert Storm Veteran
    • Disabled Veteran
    • Distinguished Flying Cross
    • Distinguished Service Cross
    • Enemy Evadee
    • Gold Star Family
    • Honorably Discharged
    • Korean War Era Veteran
    • Korean War Veteran
    • National Guard
    • Navy Cross
    • Operation Enduring Freedom Era
    • Operation Enduring Freedom
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom Era
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom
    • Operation New Dawn Era
    • Operation New Dawn
    • Pearl Harbor Survivor
    • POW – Former Prisoner of War
    • Purple Heart
    • Silver Star – Valor
    • Sons of Confederate Veterans
    • Submarine Veteran
    • Support Our Troops
    • Vietnam Era Veteran
    • Vietnam Veteran
    • Tennessee Woman Veteran
    • World War II Era Veteran
    • World War II Veteran
  • Sports
    • Memphis Grizzlies
    • Nashville Predators
    • Tennessee Titans
    • University of Tennessee Football Championship
    • University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Championship
  • Tennessee Arts Commission
  • Wildlife/Animal
    • American Eagle Foundation
    • Animal Friendly
    • Ducks Unlimited
    • National Wild Turkey Federation
    • Fish and Wildlife Species – Bear, Turkey or Small Mouth Bass
    • Sportsmen’s Wildlife Foundation
    • Tennessee Arts Commission – Cat or Fish
    • Tennessee Walking Horse
    • Tennessee Wildlife Federation – Multi-Animal or Hummingbird
    • Trout Unlimited
    • Watchable Wildlife

Personalized plates are available for automobiles and motorcycles. To personalize a regular or specialty plate, submit Application for Tennessee Personalized License Plate to the Vehicle Services Division (44 Vantage Way, Suite 160, Nashville, TN 37243-8050) and pay $35 personalization fee for regular plate or $70 personalization fee for specialty plate.

Transferring of License Plates in Tennessee

Tennessee license plates can be transferred from one vehicle to another for a $1 fee and can be done at your county clerk’s office.

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  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.

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