Low, Medium-speed and Off-road Vehicles
Low and medium-speed vehicles can be titled and registered in Tennessee for use on roads meeting certain speed restrictions. Operators must have a Class D driver license in their possession.
Qualifying four-wheeled electric or gasoline vehicles include:
- non-traditional golf carts designed and manufactured for on-road use or modified to meet statutory requirements and safety standards; and
- neighborhood electric vehicles.
- have top speeds between 20 and 25 miles per hour;
- are permitted on roads with speed limits less than 35 mph, but they may cross streets exceeding this limit; and
- require a Low-Speed Vehicle Affidavit along with the application for title and registration.
- have top speeds between 30 and 35 mph;
- are permitted on roads with speed limits of 40 mph or less, but they may cross streets exceeding this limit; and
- require a Medium-Speed Vehicle Affidavit along with the application for title and registration.
Off-road vehicles do not need to be registered in Tennessee since they cannot be operated on roadways and highways. Owners, however, may apply for a certificate of title under certain circumstances.