Tennessee Transfer Car Title

Do you need to transfer your car title in Tennessee? If a TN car title is currently in your name, but should be amended, learn more about the process and get started by following the steps below.

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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.

Title Transfer in Tennessee

When you purchase a used vehicle, the title transfer provides legal documentation that ownership has been transferred to you. As the buyer, you should insist that the seller transfer title when the sale is over so that there is no question about ownership. To initiate a transfer, a valid certificate of title and odometer disclosure statement needs to be filed with the county clerk in the county where you reside. To title and register the vehicle in your name, you must provide proof of identification and residency. A driver's license or birth certificate is acceptable to prove identity, while a current bank statement or IRS W-2 form are acceptable for proving residency.