Tennessee Registration Information

The Volunteer State

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New residents holding a valid out-of-state driver license must obtain a Tennessee driver license no later than thirty (30) days after establishing residency. All out-of-state driver licenses must be surrendered. Tennessee law does not allow a resident of this state to hold more than one valid driver license.

New residents must provide:

  • Two proofs of their current valid Tennessee residence address.
  • Proof of citizenship or legal presence.
  • Social Security Number.

To register your vehicle you must:

  • File an application for Certificate of Title and Registration with your resident county clerk.
  • Get your vehicle tested for emissions if necessary and obtain an emissions certificate.
  • Pay required fees.
  • Provide your most current out-of-state registration.
  • Provide the name and address of the lienholder, or furnish your out-of-state title.
  • Provide proof of identity and residency.