Tennessee License Plate Lookup

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Motor vehicle registration, title, issuance of license, and registration of license plates in Tennessee State is managed by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. The department offers a range of services, both on field and online. If you’re interested in a Tennessee License Plate Lookup online, use the above form.

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Their online services include renewal of vehicle registration, ordering sports plates, personalized plates, and dedicated plates, changes in addresses, and payment of parking tickets. However, on field services offered by the Tennessee Department of Revenue include title issuance and registration, transfer of vehicle ownership, cancellation of new car title, new and pre-owned vehicle registration or replacement of a lost one, and access to registration records. It also deals with the issuance of different kinds of license plates and insurances.

If you want to order a new license plate, you can do that in person by submitting an application and form at the Tennessee Department of Revenue ( DOR )office. A number of options are given for license plate selection including:

  • Antique Auto License Plates
  • Clubs/Organizations License Plates
  • Collegiate License Plates
  • Current Tennessee License Plates
  • Emergency/Safety License Plates
  • Environmental/Conservation License Plates
  • For Children License Plates
  • Fraternity/Sorority License Plates
  • Hospitals License Plates
  • Military/Memorial License Plates
  • Sports License Plates
  • Tennessee Arts Commission License Plates
  • Wildlife/Animal License Plates

From all these categories, a total of 100 different types of license plates are offered to residents to choose from in order to register their vehicles. License plates can be received from the county clerk’s office. Extra charges of $1 will be applicable for the issuance of specialty plates. Make sure you check with your county clerk regarding the availability of specialty plates as not all types of plates are available at each location.

Additionally, if you want to establish a new specialty plate in the name of your organization, it can be done by introducing a bill for the particular plate through your state legislator. Following the acceptance of the bill, the Department of Revenue would need to be contacted to proceed with the remaining process. You will need to provide details including the plate name, organization name, contact name and number, mailing address, and email address. This correspondence will be continued between the contact person and representative of the department and would follow through with the exchange of samples, test plates, and payments.

If you want to look up information regarding any license plate, you will need to contact the Tennessee DOR in person for this matter.

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6 responses to “Tennessee License Plate Lookup

  1. We would love to get a donate life plate for our new car. These plates were not available in the past. I am a survivor of 2 donated organs, one from my wife. Please let us know how to apply for this plate.

    1. Hello Scott,

      We don’t offer these types of services however I did some research for you and found what you are looking for. I have included a link below for you to apply for the “Donate Life” license plate in Tennessee. Please reach out if there are any other Tennessee license plate number questions we can answer for you.

      http://donatelifetnplate.org/

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

    1. Hello Kenneth,

      If you have the Tennessee license plate number or VIN number we can assist you with a license plate lookup. Unfortunately we cannot locate a vehicle by your name. The other option is to contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue ( Motor Vehicle Department ). Please let us know if we can be of additional assistance to you.

      https://www.tn.gov/revenue/section/title-and-registration

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  2. What is the specific number of digits and or letters in a TN license plate? I just moved from CA and see different kind of plates. Im getting a new car in about a month and wanted a personalized license plate. In california the plates have 7 spaces to personalize a license plate. Is there an option like that here in TN? If so how many spaces on the license plate..?

    Hard to get a hold of the DMV. I call and wait for 40 minutes until they just hang up, so i call over and over again..

    1. In Tennessee you can have up to 7 characters on your personalized license plate. Click here for more information about Tennessee Specialty & Personalized License Plates.

      Tennessee Personalized License Plates

      1. Fill out Tennessee personalized license plate form
      2. Select your top 3 choices for personalized plates
      3. Enter your name, address & current plate number
      4. Pay the $70 annual fee for personalized plates
      5. Processing may take several weeks

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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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