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Old 04-06-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Inspections are not required here in East TN but I think Memphis and maybe Nashville have inspections????



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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, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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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.
further south of PB you will wait...for a long time....if you go in person. Most of us avoid that by going online now
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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my wife renewed in like 10 mins in c fla
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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[quote=Godsdove;544614]TDOT? Is there a list of locations for those? We are moving to Oak Ridge.[/QUOTE

You might have to go to the DMV in Clinton, next town over. I'm not sure. Here's the link I used:

http://www.dmv.org/tn-tennessee/depa...r-vehicles.php

Check for Anderson County.

After spending hours in CT's DMV for very simple transactions, TN's was wonderful. I think the whole thing took half an hour and the people working there were.....friendly!

I swear, it's a requirement up north if you want to work for DMV to be able to shoot death rays out of your eyes.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:49 PM
 
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I have a license plate question. I don't remember what happened when I moved to my current state to know the procedure.

When I move to TN and register my car, what happens to my MD license plates? Should I go to Motor Vehicles with a screw driver and remove the plates in the parking lot because TN Motor Vehicle will just take them from me when I get my TN plates and send them to MD? Or does TN take them, throw them out and just notify MD? Or, am I responsible for getting my Maryland plates back to MD?

Also, if I'm getting TN plates for the first time, am I able to get one of the special plates? Do I have to wait for them beyond the 30 day period I have as a newcomer, to register my car in TN? I don't want any personalization of any kind.

Any help would be appreciated.
Double check and make sure you don't have to mail your plates back to MD. When we moved from CT to GA, we had no idea we had to do that. On moving back to CT years later, we got nailed with about $800 in town taxes because DMV never received the plates. Live and learn. Ka-ching!

You can go to DMV anytime once you move in and have some kind of proof of residency (PO change of address, utility bill). And you can scoop up a specialty plate on the spot. I got the wildlife one. Great bear.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Yikes! We never mailed back the Florida plates. Quite frankly, they may be gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:56 PM
 
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Yikes! We never mailed back the Florida plates. Quite frankly, they may be gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It may not be a requirement in FL. GA didn't want the plates back. But it's something I always check on now. And if they are mailed back, I get a receipt.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:26 PM
 
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Double check and make sure you don't have to mail your plates back to MD. When we moved from CT to GA, we had no idea we had to do that. On moving back to CT years later, we got nailed with about $800 in town taxes because DMV never received the plates. Live and learn. Ka-ching!
Egads, that's ridiculous! Why on earth would they want the plates back? Or is it just another excuse to squeeze a few dollars out of people?

hiknapster, we never sent back our Florida tags, either. And when my parents made the huge mistake of moving back to Florida, nothing was ever said to them about it. But I suppose if you don't ever plan on moving back to Florida, it shouldn't be an issue. I hope.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Egads, that's ridiculous! Why on earth would they want the plates back? Or is it just another excuse to squeeze a few dollars out of people?

hiknapster, we never sent back our Florida tags, either. And when my parents made the huge mistake of moving back to Florida, nothing was ever said to them about it. But I suppose if you don't ever plan on moving back to Florida, it shouldn't be an issue. I hope.
True. If I ever completely lose my mind and decide to move to Florida, well, you can come on over and hit me in the head with my Florida plates. Hopefully that will knock some sense back into me.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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True. If I ever completely lose my mind and decide to move to Florida, well, you can come on over and hit me in the head with my Florida plates. Hopefully that will knock some sense back into me.
That's probably the best post I've seen all day!
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