How to change automobile ownership in Tennessee

Transfer a vehicle title in this state without frustration

What you need to know about how to transfer a vehicle title in Tennessee:

  • To change automobile ownership, title and register a new vehicle, you will need to submit to your resident county clerk the following:
    • Manufacturer's Statement of Origin
    • The new vehicle's invoice
    • A copy of your current registration if transferring your license plate
  • To change automobile ownership, title and register a used vehicle, submit to your resident county clerk the following:
    • A valid certificate of title properly assigned along with an Odometer Disclosure Statement, if applicable
    • A copy of the current registration if transferring your license plate
  • Please note: You will need to provide proof of identification and proof of residency when titling and registering your vehicle.

Registering your vehicle in Tennessee has never been easier

Get everything you need—fully completed—before you step foot inside of your local department of motor vehicles, including:

  • Bill of Sale
  • Estimated tax calculation for the vehicle purchased
  • State forms completed with data provided
  • Fully customized for the state of Tennessee and your unique situation

This service is designed to get you in and out of your motor vehicles department with everything you need to make title transfer and vehicle registration as seamless as possible.

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