Title in Customer’s Possession

NOTICE: WHEEL TAX CHANGES APPROVED BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSION

Wheel Tax Increase

Effective February 1, 2021, the Montgomery County Wheel Tax will increase to $74.00.

Non-Resident Military 

Effective July 13, 2017, the non-resident military Wheel Tax exemption will be limited to one (1) per active duty member annually. An End of Month LES, dated within the last ninety (90) days, must be presented for exemption.


Title In Customer's Possession

What the owner should bring to the County Clerk's office:

  • Vehicle Title and release of lien, if applicable
  • Proof of identification ( More Information)
  • Two proofs of residency ( More Information)
  • The fee for a title and purchase of a standard passenger license plate is $119.00
    * (The new plate will be vaild for one year from the month registered)
    * (Sales Tax may also be applicable)

If Military, the following documents are also required:

  • Current orders stationing the military member to a base in Tennessee
  • Current End of Month (LES) Leave and Earnings Statement within last 90 days
    • If Tennessee is listed for state tax purposes on the LES, the title and registration fee is $119.00
    • If Tennessee is not listed for state tax purposes on the LES, the title and registration fee is $45.00. *Effective July 13, 2017, the non-resident military Wheel Tax exemption is limited to one (1) per active duty member annually. 

If not stationed in the State of Tennessee, you must provide proof of sales tax. You may be responsible for additional taxes.

** Please note - If noting a lien, an additional $11.00 fee will apply.


Disabled Veteran Wheel Tax Exemption 

Per TCA 5-8-102, any disabled veteran who has one hundred percent (100%) permanent total disability is exempt from the motor vehicle privilege tax (wheel tax) upon submission of evidence of such disability. Proof of a 100% rating (i.e., signed VA letter) must be submitted at time of application. No refunds will be issued after application has been processed.