Motor Vehicle


Motor Vehicle


***Please note out-of-state checks are NOT accepted for motor vehicle transactions.***

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Vehicle Title

  • The application for a title to a vehicle is $11.00. The total fee for a new title and license plate is $65.00. An additional $11.00 is required for noting a lien. Purchase of a new plate requires an emission test under most circumstances.
  • Transfer of tag and application for title is $14.50. An additional $11.00 is required for noting a lien. The registration of the plate and the new title must be in the same name(s). When transferring a plate registered in your name, no emission test is required.
  • When paying by card (Master Card, Visa, & Discover) there is a 2% +$0.25 additional charge.
  • Learn more about Vehicle Title Information here.
  • If an individual purchases a vehicle from a Tennessee dealer, sales tax is paid to the dealer; otherwise the sales tax is paid to the County Clerk’s office. Calculate Tax Here.If you obtained your vehicle from a lineal relative or the selling price is less than 75 percent of the retail pricing guide value, both the seller and the purchaser are required to complete an additional form. (Low selling price affidavit.)You can check the value of your vehicle at or
  • Replacement titles for current Wilson County registered vehicles can be applied for by the owner at either our Lebanon or Mount Juliet locations. The replacement fee is $11.00. There is a $2.00 fee for applications processed by mail.

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Calculate Vehicle Sales Tax Here

License Plate Renewal

  • The fee to renew a passenger vehicle plate is $54.00 for walk-in customers. By mail the fee is $56.00.
  • Most vehicle requires an emission test before renewal.
  • When paying by card (Master Card, Visa, & Discover) there is a 2% +$0.25 additional charge.
  • New residents are required to apply for license plate and/or county wheel tax immediately after moving. Tennessee law does not provide a grace period.
  • New registrants are required to provide proof of identity and proof of residency and physical presence.
  • Learn more about Vehicle Title and Renewal Information here.

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Selling Your Tennessee Vehicle to an Individual

  • The seller(s) is responsible for completing and delivering the Certificate of Title to the purchaser of the vehicle.  The top section titled, “ASSIGNMENT OF TITLE BY REGISTERED OWNER“, on the back of the Certificate of Title should be completed for sale between individuals.
  • TCA 55-3-127(d) requires the seller to enter the following information on the title:
    • The signature and printed name of seller(s)
    • the buyer’s name
    • date of sale
    • sales price
    • odometer reading for vehicle less than ten years
  • If the transaction is between family members or has a low selling price, the Non-Dealer Transfer Affidavit will also need to be completed and given to buyer.
  • It is a good idea to make a copy or picture of the back of the title once the seller and buyer have signed and the other information is completed. If you cannot make a copy of the title, the seller may want the purchaser to sign a statement taking responsibility for the vehicle as of the sales date.
  • Only the registered owner(s) (or legal designee) showing on the front of the title can sign as seller.
  • Any alteration or erasure voids the Certificate of Title.
  • The Re-assignment section on the back of the title is to be used by licensed dealers only.

Emissions Testing

  • Wilson County Passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks 1975 or newer are required to be tested for emissions before they can be renewed or a new plate can be purchased.

    Effective 04/01/05 only those vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 10,500 pounds are exempt from the emissions test requirement. Diesel-powered vehicles are no longer exempt.
  • You will need to have a renewal notice, an old registration or the vehicle title available for testing. The fee is $9.00.
  • Any of the ten testing centers in the five-county region may be used to obtain your compliance certificate.


Emission Testing Centers for Wilson County


Lebanon Testing Center

810 Tennessee Blvd
Lebanon, TN 37087

Hours of Operation
Mon – Tue 7:00am – 6:00pm
Wed – Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm
Sat 8:00am – 1:00pm

Mt. Juliet Mobile Inspection Van

300 Mundy Memorial Dr
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Hours of Operation
Wed – Fri 7:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

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Your Locations for Motor Vehicle Registration

East Main St.

228 East Main St., Room 101
Lebanon, TN 37088-0950
Phone: 615-444-0314 ext. #1
Fax: 615-443-2615

8-4:30 Mon-Thurs
8-5 on Fridays

Mt. Juliet Location

Lebanon Rd.

10905 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: 615-288-1131

8-4:30 Mon-Thurs
8-5 on Fridays