Motor Vehicle

The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is committed to the uniform and impartial application of the Tennessee Dealer-Manufacturer Licensing Laws, Rules and Regulations.

These regulations are intended to empower consumers while allowing all dealers to compete for business on a level playing field.

The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission shall not waiver from this mission.

*Please be aware the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission does not license or have a license classification for wholesale, broker or exporter licenses*

Get It In Gear. Dealers, please make sure to have your proof of Insurance and bond before renewing.

For Information on, or to submit Surety Bonds, Insurance Certificates or Appeal Requests for denied licenses, you may now contact the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission at

*NOTICE* Effective October 5, 2016, all dealers are required to disclose, prior to sale, any vehicle with a rebuilt title, salvage title or salvage history along with the signature of the purchaser acknowledging such disclosure. The disclosure MUST be made on the MVC approved form.  You may download the form at

*NOTICE*  The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is now utilizing a new form for a Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond.  Bond requirements HAVE NOT changed.  Please click on the link to download the new form.

For Bonds, Insurance, Appeals and Other Licensing Documents

Please submit your documents to

For Questions and Assistance

615-741-2711 | Motor.Vehicle@TN.Gov.