Renew Registration in Tennessee

Need to renew your Tennessee car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Renewing your Tennessee Car Registration

Renewing your registration is an easy process in Tennessee, as you are given option of renewing in person, online or via mail.

Tennessee allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, you will need to provide an emissions inspection certificate (if applicable), title number, license plate number and a credit card to pay the required fees.

To renew your Tennessee vehicle registration in person, visit http://www.tn.gov/maps/ for a list of offices in the state of Tennessee. You will also be required to present an emissions inspection certificate (if applicable), renewal notice or current registration certificate, and payment for the required fees.

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can't make it into an office. To renew by mail, complete instructions given on your renewal notice and mail it to the address listed.