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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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 2017 renewals, please review the 2017 Affidavit for Wheel Tax Exemption to see if you qualify. For 2018 renewals, please review the 2018 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
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
|Private Passenger License Plate||$76.00||$77.90|
|Private Passenger License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$46.00||$47.15|
|Specialty License Plate||$112.00||$114.80|
|Specialty License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$82.00||$84.05|
|Motorcycle License Plate||$69.00||$70.73|
|Motorcycle License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$39.00||$39.98|
*Note: If a lien is being recorded to a vehicle at the time of purchase, add $11.00 notation of lien fee to all fees listed below.
|New or Used Vehicle||Cash/Check||Credit Card|
|Private Passenger License Plate||$76.00||$77.90||$78.00|
|Private Passenger License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$46.00||$47.15||$48.00|
|Transfer License Plate||$19.50||$19.99||$21.50|
|Specialty License Plate||$112.00||$114.80||$114.00|
|Specialty License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$82.00||$84.05||$84.00|
|Motorcycle License Plate||$69.00||$70.73||$71.00|
|Motorcycle License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$39.00||$39.98||$41.00|
|Private Passenger License Plate||$65.00||$66.63||$67.00||$69.70|
|Private Passenger License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$35.00||$35.88||$37.00||N/A|
|Specialty/Personalized License Plate||$101.00||$103.53||$102.00||$105.58|
|Specialty/Personalized License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$71.00||$72.78||$73.00||N/A|
|Motorcycle License Plate||$58.00||$59.45||$60.00||$62.53|
|Motorcycle License Plate(Wheel Tax Exempt)||$28.00||$28.70||$30.00||N/A|
|First Time Placards||$26.50||$27.16||$28.50|
|Copy of a Registration||$3.00||$3.08||N/A|
Click on the links below to go directly to the information on the following topics:
- Current Tennessee Residents Purchasing a Vehicle
- New or Returning Residents Registering a Vehicle
- Members of the Military Tag and Title Registration and Renewal Instructions
- Registering Boats or Personal Watercraft
- Tennessee Sales Tax
- Replacement for Lost or Damaged Title Certificates
- Motor Vehicle Tag Renewals
- Replacing Lost or Stolen Tags and Decals
- Disabled Driver License Plates and Placards
The Knox County Clerk's Office accepts cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). We cannot accept credit cards for Passport services. A fee of 2.5% is assessed by the electronic processing company on all credit and debit card transactions. This fee does not go to the Knox County Clerk's Office. When you submit a check, you are authorizing electronic movement of funds from your account to the Knox County Clerk's account for payment of your transaction. There is a $30.00 NSF fee on all returned checks that are processed electronically. For those checks that are not processed electronically, the following statutory penalties will apply: the amount of the check on any amount owing less than or equal to twenty dollars, $20.00 on any amount owing greater than twenty dollars but less than two thousand dollars, and 1% on any amount owing greater than two thousand dollars. (T.C.A. § 9-1-109)