How to sign your Tennessee title when selling your vehicleThe registered owner of the vehicle must complete the following easy steps:
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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.