New License Plate for Tennesseans with Disabilities Available in January 2023

The Department of Revenue was pleased to partner with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and legislative sponsors from the Tennessee General Assembly, on a new motor vehicle passenger license plate design for Tennesseans with disabilities, available in January 2023. Please click each question below to read the answer to the frequently asked question.

The new design is a result of Public Chapter 761, which calls for the design of license plates issued to people who are disabled or using a wheelchair to incorporate the color scheme, base design, and details used in last year’s blue standard license plate design.

Those with white license plates for people with disabilities will receive their new blue plates at the time of their vehicle registration renewal in 2023. License plates are issued through local county clerk offices and can be renewed in person, online, or by mail. Motorists can visit to renew online. If you choose not to renew in person, the renewal fee will include $5 for mailing.

No. We are unable to renew registrations early. Please plan to get your new plate during your renewal month.