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The County Clerk’s office is reopening two of their locations Monday May 4th, 2020 with controlled access.

All motor vehicle applications will be processed at the Bonny Oaks branch office located at 6135 Heritage Park Drive.


The Courthouse Tag and Title office will remain CLOSED until further notice.


Citizens needing to visit the courthouse Miscellaneous Tax Office with licensing needs, other than Tag and Title, must schedule an appointment by calling 423-209-6500. Services needing an appointment include driver license, REAL ID, marriage, notary, boat, game and fish and business licenses.


Per Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 36, tags expiring March, April and May have been extended and will expire June 15, 2020. Vehicle registration renewals can be done online or by mail.


This change is designed to better serve and maintain the health and safety of the public and the County Clerk staff as our nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Online Tag Renewal All Online Services Emissions Testing Info Open Records
Welcome to County Clerk Anytime, our 24-hour virtual branch office.  During your visit:

  • Renew most vehicle tags.
  • Pre-apply for your marriage license.
  • Apply for a county business license.
  • Gather info about documents needed when visiting one of our offices.
  • Search or Request open records.
  • Bookmark our site by clicking here.

The County Clerk's office has but one goal in mind -- to serve busy citizens efficiently with an added dimension of customer service.  The menus to the left and above will accompany you throughout the site to help zoom in on various topics of interest.


If you have questions, we will either know the answer or find the answer.




Bill Knowles Signature

Air Pollution Board Emission Testing Update

Update May 12, 2020: We have been informed by the State that emission stations are scheduled to re-open May 26th. Vehicle emission testing is not required for current registrations expiring May 31, 2020. Vehicle tags expiring beginning with the month of June, 2020 and thereafter require an emission test. Vehicle title applications made prior to June 1, 2020 do not require an emissions test. Until further notice the State’s Bonnyshire emission testing station will remain closed for COVID-19 drive through testing as scheduled by the Hamilton County Health Department.

Emission testing remains in effect prior to titling or renewing a vehicle registration until repeal is approved by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA).


The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced in May 2019 that they will recommend elimination of emission testing in counties, including Hamilton. The State Implementation Plan revisions eliminating the vehicle emissions testing program were submitted to the EPA on February 27, 2020. The program will end 120 days after the EPA approves the State Implementation Plan revisions. Updates will be posted as they become available.

EMISSIONS TESTING PROGRAM (June 2018 Update): Frequently Asked Questions and Timeframe from the TN Department of Environment and Conservation


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