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Notice On Temporary Tags

The Commission may revoke a license for an act or practice involving the sale/ purchase of a motor vehicle that is either false, fraudulent, or deceptive. T.C.A. § 55-17-114 (b) (1) (K).
The Commission may take such action against dealerships who have been found in violation of current laws and requirements related to the issuance of temporary tags. Current law
provides for the issuance of one (1) temporary plate covering a sixty-day (60 day) period. [T.C.A. § 55-4-226 (c)(4)]

The Department of Revenue has allowed dealers a one-time extension for an additional sixty-day (60) day tag, though we expect them to revisit this additional allowance in the near future. Dealers issuing more than the temporary tag limit allowed by Revenue (currently two (2) temporary tags), may be found in violation of T.C.A. § 55-17-114 (b) (1) (K) and, as such, risk revocation of their license.

Further, any unauthorized use of the temporary tag (EZ Tag), e.g., placing an unauthorized temporary tag on a vehicle for which it is not registered; selling temporary tags for monetary gain, etc. may also result in substantial civil penalties (up to $5,000 per day, per occurrence), suspension, or license revocation.

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