Organizations desiring to establish a Cultural, Specialty Earmarked or New Specialty Earmarked license plate, as defined by Tenn. Code Ann. Title 55, Chapter 4, Part 2, must contact their state senator or representative to sponsor the proposed plate so it may be introduced into legislation.
Once the bill has passed, Revenue's Vehicle Services Division sends the sponsoring organization an instruction packet. This packet informs the organization the bill has passed and that the organization is now responsible for securing a minimum of 1,000 plate orders, collecting the money for each plate ($35 for the next available number and $70 for personalized), and designing the artwork.
An organization has one year from the date of the passage of the bill to complete the minimum requirements. If the organization does not meet the minimum requirements, the plate will be deemed obsolete or invalid.
For questions concerning this procedure please contact Debbie Minton at (615) 532-1135.