Replace Registration in Tennessee

If your Tennessee car registration has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and 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.




Replacing Your Tennessee Car Registration

Lost your Tennessee car registration? You can apply for a duplicate (for a fee of $3) by mail.

To replace your registration, write a letter requesting a duplicate Tennessee car registration. Make sure to include your license plate number, vehicle’s VIN number, $3 fee and a description of why you need a new Tennessee vehicle registration.

Have this letter notarized and mail it to:

Tennessee Department of Revenue
Taxpayer and Department of Motor Vehicles
44 Vantage Way, Suite 160
Nashville, TN 37243-8050