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Old 04-06-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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I think I'm missing something here. You said you went to renew your tags and paid $24.00. Is that a dollar amount based on the year of your car, or just the flat rate? Because we just renewed our tags on a 2005 Dodge Diesel Pick Up Truck, and paid over $500.00! I have a feeling I'll need to be sitting down for your answer.
That $24 license tag fee is the flat rate, no matter how expensive or snazzy the car. Isn't that great?!

If you get a specialty tag, it's another $30 per year. I have the "Sportsman" tag. But around here, the "Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains" tag is probably the most popular of the specialty tags since the extra $30 goes to the national park.

You can get a personalized specialty plate for $70/year.

Here's where you can find out about Tennessee's license plates:

http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/vehicle/index.htm#licenseplates (broken link)

Some counties (like Knox) also throw in a wheel tax. I think Knox County's is $30. I think.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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WOW! It is hundreds of dollars here in Indiana to renew our tags. I'm gonna love TN...I just know it. haha
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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WOW! It is hundreds of dollars here in Indiana to renew our tags. I'm gonna love TN...I just know it. haha
Yup! Here in NH it cost me in excess of $400.00 to register my 2005 F150 the first time. Now two years later I'm still paying in excess of $355.00 to register it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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WOW! It is hundreds of dollars here in Indiana to renew our tags. I'm gonna love TN...I just know it. haha
I sure hope you do love it here in TN! I certainly love it here, and the cheap license plates is just one of many reasons. I can't wait to hear more about your move to this beautiful part of the world.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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Yup! Here in NH it cost me in excess of $400.00 to register my 2005 F150 the first time. Now two years later I'm still paying in excess of $355.00 to register it.
You do have to pay higher fees when you first register your car in Tennessee. But after that first time it drops to the flat $24/year (for most counties).

Oh, and I was mistaken about Knox County's wheel tax (called a "privilege tax"--UGH). It's $36/year. Here's a list of all the counties and those who charge this privilege tax:

http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/vehicle/countyclerks.htm (broken link)

(Note the ridiculous fees they charge in Shelby County for those who want the "privilege" of living in Memphis.)
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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Okay, this might sound dumb, but do you go to the county clerk to get your TN plates and renew them after that? How about getting a TN driver's license? We go to the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) here in Indiana.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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Okay, this might sound dumb, but do you go to the county clerk to get your TN plates and renew them after that? How about getting a TN driver's license? We go to the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) here in Indiana.
Yes, you go to the county clerk for the license plates and to TDOT for the driver's license. Be warned, though: the first time you go to TDOT, be sure you have half the day cleared; you'll be there a while. After that, however, you can renew your driver's license on the internet.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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TDOT? Is there a list of locations for those? We are moving to Oak Ridge.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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short lines at DMV will be a welcome site! In defense of Florida, they did start allowing renewals of tags & drivers licenses online which cuts the wait down to zero but you pay an extra $5 (I think) more for the convenience. You'd think they'd charge less or at least the same because you saved them money too by not clogging up the lines! Oh well, I'm just glad they got rid of the vehicle inspections down here. Are they required in TN?
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I apologize for not clarifying that the last time I renewed a tag in Palm Beach County was over 10 years ago, so things may have changed that I am not aware of, sorry, didn't mean to offend.


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I live in florida...you don't have to wait in line...that's simply wrong and misleading
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