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Titling a Vehicle (New Residents or Those Relocating to Tennessee)

New residents and those relocating to the state can obtain a vehicle title from their local county clerk’s office after emissions testing (if it is required by the county). For locations and hours of emissions testing facilities, visit the Department of Environment and Conservation's website.  The Vehicle Inspection Program is found under the Air Pollution Control Division.

To obtain a vehicle title, bring:

  • proof of identification and proof of residency
  • passed emissions certificate (if applicable);
  • most current out-of-state registration; and
  • either the name and address of lienholder to whom you are making payments OR, in the event of no lienholder, your out-of-state title.