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How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration

Take your vehicle to one of the official vehicle emissions inspection stations. Up to ninety (90) days prior to your vehicle's registration expiration, you can have your vehicle tested at any testing station in the five-county area regardless of where your vehicle is registered.

Once your vehicle has complied with emission testing requirements, you can renew your registration by mail or in person. You can mail or take your renewal form, your emission inspection compliance certificate, and the proper fees to your County Clerk’s office.

Davidson County

If you have a vehicle registered in Davidson County, go to Metro Public Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County, Vehicle Inspection.

Shelby County

If you have a vehicle registered in Shelby County, go to City of Memphis, Motor Vehicle Inspection Bureau.

Shelby County offers online registration.

Hamilton, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties

Emissions Testing Station Schedules

Vehicle Emissions Testing Helpful Tips

  • Bring vehicle ID Documentation (i.e., Title or Registration)
  • TEST FEE $9
  • NO CHECKS or bills larger than $20 will be accepted.
  • Have the vehicle’s engine warmed to operating condition prior to testing.
  • Please turn off cell phones prior to entering the testing stations.
  • Please leave pets at home.
  • Extinguish smoking material before entering the testing facility.
  • Test early - emission tests are valid for 90 days.
  • Avoid testing at the end of the month.
  • If your battery has recently been disconnected or serviced, your vehicle’s OBD system may not be ready for an emissions test.