Views of Hamilton County
Blue Rounded Corner
Renewing a Hamilton County Registration
  • Renew in Person: To renew a registration in person bring the preprinted form mailed from the state office to the Courthouse or Bonny Oaks Branch. If you don't have the form you can use your last tag receipt or tag number. One exception is if the plate has been expired for 90 days or longer, the state form must be used. If you cannot locate that form a duplicate can be printed for $3.00. Either husband or wife can renew without the form, if the registration is in joint ownership. Photo I.D. is required. However, a notarized Power of Attorney signed by the owner or owners is required if a third party is sent to apply for a renewal. You may obtain a one-time power of attorney form at the Clerk's office for this purpose, phone 423/209-6525 or print the HTML version from our forms website.
  • Renew by Mail: Service is available for Tennessee motorist renewing an annual registration. After you pass the emission test, simply send all copies of the State preprinted form or your current tag receipt with your correct address, to Bill Knowles, County Clerk, PO Box 24868, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37422-4868. Include local check payable to the Hamilton County Clerk drawn on the account of the registered owner. No generic, counter, or second party checks, please. Please add the mail fee shown in the upper corner of your form to the subtotal shown on the renewal document. Make checks payable to the County Clerk. Orders are normally filled and mailed the same date received by Clerk's office.
  • Internet Renewal: Service is available for Tennessee motorists renewing an annual registration. After you pass the emission test, go to CountyClerkAnytime.com to renew. You will need:
    • Valid Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover)
      - PLUS -
      EITHER your current tag receipt
      OR your state renewal notice
      OR your tag and title number
Renewing a TN registration when new to Hamilton County

You must renew in person the first time you register in Hamilton County. To renew a registration bring two proofs of residency from an approved list and the preprinted form that was mailed from the state. You may appear at either the Courthouse or Bonny Oaks Branch. If you don't have the form you can use your last tag receipt or tag number. One exception is if the plate has been expired for 90 days or longer, the state form must be used. If you cannot locate that form a duplicate can be printed for $3.00. Either husband or wife can renew without the form, if the registration is in joint ownership. Photo I.D. is required. However, a notarized Power of Attorney signed by the owner or owners is required if a third party is sent to apply for a renewal. You may obtain a one-time power of attorney form at the Clerk's office for this purpose, phone 423/209-6525 or print the HTML version from our forms website.

City of Chattanooga Residents
In addition to information above, City Of Chattanooga residents may include an additional $5.00 for purchase of the Chattanooga City Sticker.
Special Plates
Special plates may require proof of membership.
Estimated Cost to Renew
Click Here for help estimating costs for an annual renewal.

Also, when visiting the office please consider donating a dollar to the State Organ Donor Awareness Program.

page bottom