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Change of Address Form

Download Change of Address Form  (PDF)

Please complete the shaded areas of the Change of Address form for each vehicle, then date and sign.

Mail your request to:
Knox County Clerk
Attn: Motor Vehicle
P.O. Box 1566
Knoxville, TN 37901

Please note: You must notify the county clerk of all vehicles registered in your name to properly effect the address change. Renewal notices are not forwarded; failure to update your address will make any renewal notice undeliverable.


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Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Welcome to the Knox County Clerk Motor Vehicle Web Page. Thank you for using our website. We trust you will find it useful and easy to navigate. Because there is so much information about motor vehicle registration and related topics, we have provided a number of links so you can navigate directly to your area of interest. Please feel free to contact any of our six locations or email us at county.clerk@knoxcounty.org for more specific information. All Knox County Clerk’s office locations offer motor vehicle title and registration services. We invite you to use our online services for your vehicle tag renewals, as well as to download necessary forms and documents you may require for your transaction.


KNOX COUNTY WHEEL TAX

There is a $36.00 wheel tax in Knox County for all motorized vehicles and cycles. This tax does not apply to trailers. There are exemptions from the Wheel Tax under certain conditions.  For 2014 renewals, please review the 2014 Affidavit for Wheel Tax Exemption to see if you qualify.  For 2015 renewals, please review the 2015 Affidavit for Wheel Tax Exemption to see if you qualify.  Owners meeting the exemption criteria as set forth in the Knox County Wheel Tax Ordinance ( O-04-5-101(a) ) are relieved of $30 of the cost of registrations.


WHO MUST OBTAIN A VEHICLE TITLE

Motor Vehicle Every owner of a vehicle, except a registered dealer, must obtain a title in his or her name.  The owner of a vehicle must apply for a Certificate of Title and Registration at one of the six Knox County Clerk's office locations in the area. The County Clerk will collect the proper fees and issue the registration at that time.  Please allow 10-15 business days for title processing. Once your vehicle is properly titled and registered, your registration must be renewed every year. At this time, Knox County does not require emissions inspections for passenger vehicles. Alterations, erasures or white out voids Tennessee Certificates of Title.

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Motor Vehicle Schedule of Fees

New to State

  Cash/Check Credit Card
Private Passenger License Plate $71.00 $73.80
Private Passenger License Plate $41.00 $43.05
(Wheel Tax Exempt)
Specialty License Plate $106.00 $109.68
Specialty License Plate $76.00 $78.93
(Wheel Tax Exempt)
Motorcycle License Plate $64.00 $66.63
Motorcycle License Plate $34.00 $35.88


Current Resident

New or Used Vehicle Cash/Check Credit Card Mail
Private Passenger License Plate $71.00 $73.80 $74.00
Private Passenger License Plate $41.00 $43.05 $44.00
(Wheel Tax Exempt)
Transfer License Plate $14.50 $15.89 $17.50
Specialty License Plate $106.00 $109.68 $109.00
Specialty License Plate $76.00 $78.93 $79.00
(Wheel Tax Exempt)
Motorcycle License Plate $64.00 $66.63 $67.00
Motorcycle License Plate $34.00 $35.88 $37.00
(Wheel Tax Exempt)

Registration Renewals

  Cash/Check Credit Card Mail Online
Private Passenger License Plate $60.00 $61.50 $62.00 $64.58
Private Passenger License Plate $30.00 $30.75 $32.00 n/a
(Wheel Tax Exempt)
Specialty/Personalized License Plate $96.00 $98.40 $98.00 $101.48
Specialty/Personalized License Plate $66.00 $67.65 $68.00 n/a
(Wheel Tax Exempt)
Motorcycle License Plate $53.00 $54.33 $55.00 $57.40
Motorcycle License Plate $23.00 $23.58 $25.00 n/a
(Wheel Tax Exempt)

Other Fees

  Cash/Check Credit Card Mail
Duplicate Titles $11.00 $11.28 $13.00
First Time Placards $21.50 $22.04 $23.50
Replacement Placards $2.00 $2.06 n/a
Placard Renewal $3.00 $3.08 $5.00
Replacement Plates $14.25 $14.61 n/a
Lost/Stolen Decal $3.00 $3.08 n/a
Copy of a Registration $3.00 $3.08 n/a

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County Clerk

Old Courthouse
300 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2385
Fax: 865-215-3655

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver's License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 4:00pm
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Satellite Locations
1028 Old Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver’s License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 4 p.m.
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Farragut Town Hall 2nd Floor
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934
Phone: 865-215-2385
Fax: 865-966-5207
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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North Knoxville/Halls Center
7028 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver's License and Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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South Knoxville/Chapman Plaza
7339 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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East Knoxville
3010 S. Mall Road
Knoxville, TN 37917
(The old Markman's Jewelry Store, in front of Lowe's Home Improvement)
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00 pm
Driver's License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 5:00pm Monday through Friday

Driver’s License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 12:30pm Saturday
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