How to sign your Tennessee title when selling your vehicle

The registered owner of the vehicle must complete the following easy steps: If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, both must sign the title.

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How to get a duplicate title for my vehicle

If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Tennessee, you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state in which the vehicle was last titled.
The registered owner of the vehicle should complete the following steps:

Please note that there may be waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $11.00. (Paid to the TN department of revenue).

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to return my licence plates?

Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle you should return them. Either mail, or take the plates to your local Tennessee DMV office.

What should I do about my auto insurance?

When selling any type of vehicle it’s always a good policy to immediately notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.

Is there anything else I need to do?

It’s always a good idea to  notify your local Tennessee DMV that you have sold the vehicle.