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 New!  It's easier than ever to "go green" and opt out of vehicle registration renewal postcards, and receive email or text message reminders instead. Click on the Go Green! button at the top of of when you renew your vehicle registration online.

How do I renew my vehicle registration?


You can renew online using  Select your county of residence from the drop down.  

Self-Service Kiosk

Avoid lines and quickly renew your registration by using a self-service kiosk.  Find kiosk locations here.  

By Phone App

Download the Auto Assistant app from your smart phone's app store.

Google Play | App Store

By Mail

Send payment and renewal notice to your local county clerk's office.

In Person

Visit your local county clerk's office with your renewal notice or current registration. 

Additional Information & Services

Coming Soon

Beginning in January, 2022, there will be multiple changes to vehicle registration renewals.  Click here to learn more.  

Available License Plates

The Department of Revenue administers more than 100 specialty license plates to residents registering private motor vehicles.  Please check with your local county clerk's office for plate availability. 

Personalized Plates

Use our online application to personalize any standard passenger plate or certain specialty license plates for vehicles and motorcycles for a cost of $35.  This fee is in addition to the regular state registration fee and any applicable county fees and/or specialty plate fees. 

Renewal Postcards

Starting in January 2021, the Department of Revenue began sending postcards to motor vehicle registrants to remind them of upcoming renewal dates. The postcards replaced the traditional letters.  See a sample by clicking the arrow below. 

Emissions Testing

Emission testing is required for registration renewal in several counties.  Find more information about testing and station schedules here.  

Drive Insured Tennessee

Tennessee drivers may pay fines and risk losing vehicle registration if they are not covered by an auto liability insurance policy or cannot provide other proof of financial responsibility under the law.  

County Clerks Locations

Find your local county clerk's office, mailing address and hours of operation.