New license plates coming in 2022


Thursday 06 January 2022 | 10:44 am


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Department of Revenue reminds Tennessee drivers that they will receive newly designed license plates in 2022. The new license plates will be available online, by mail and in person when residents complete their annual license renewals of motor vehicle.

Under Tennessee law, the plaque can be redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the annual General Assembly budget. This new license plate design will replace the current plate design launched in 2006, with modifications in 2011, 2016 and 2017.

Points to note:

  • License plates are issued by the local county clerk’s offices in Tennessee. Drivers can visit renew online.
  • New plates can be renewed in person, online or by mail. If you choose not to renew in person, the renewal fee will include $5 for mailing.
  • Motorists cannot renew early to receive the new license plate. You must wait for the designated renewal month.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws, as well as the collection of taxes and fees associated with these laws. The department collects about 87% of total state revenue. In fiscal year 2021, it collected $18.4 billion in state taxes and fees and more than $3.7 billion in taxes and fees for local governments. To learn more about the department, visit



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