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319 N Maple St.
Suite 121
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7800
Fax: (615) 898-7830

205 I St.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-9692
Fax: (615) 355-4118

New Location:

Eagleville City Hall
108 S. Main St
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 274-2922

Hours of Operation

8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-5:00 Friday

Open the first working
day of each week,
(one day per week)
Office building closing one hour for lunch 12pm-1pm

We accept:

*No out of state checks

**Please note that if you choose to use any of the cards listed above, a service charge of 2.25% plus .25 cents will apply to the total charge. This service fee is administered through a third party and Rutherford County Clerk does not receive these fees.


Tennessee License Plate/ Decal Renewal – By Mail

Please Note: You may not receive a license plate renewal notice from the Tennessee Department of Safety. You may remit your last year's license plate registration receipt in lieu of the state renewal notice. Verify the following information on the license plate renewal form or license plate registration receipt:

Serial Number (VIN)
License Plate Number
Make, Year and Model of Vehicle

Emissions Certificate
Please Note: Information on license plate renewal form or license plate registration receipt must match information on Emissions Certificate.

Wheel Tax Notice

For the privilege of using the public roads and highways in this county, residents of Rutherford County must pay the county privilege or wheel tax, on each motor vehicle they might own. This tax is paid annually.

It is unlawful for a resident of Rutherford County to apply for or receive a title or registration from another county and drive our county's streets and roads.

Whenever a county resident, after applying for or receiving a title or registration, moves from the address named in such application or title or registration, or when the name of an applicant is changed for any reason, such person shall within thirty (30) days thereafter, notify the County Clerk of the change or changes.





License Plate Renewals Fees

An additional $3.00 process and handling fee must be included when mailing out a new license plate.

An additional $2.00 process and handling fee must be included when mailing out renewals receiving decals, and/or registrations, i.e. transfers.

License plate renewal fees are as follows:

Commercial License Plates (H-1) - $107.25
Commercial License Plates (H-2) - $162.75
Farm/Joint License Plates (J-2) - $94.05
Farm/Joint License Plates (J-3) - $166.65
Military License Plates - $24.00 Active Duty Only.
Must remit copy of front and back of military card and a copy of current active duty orders to be exempt from county wheel tax. (Limit of one wheel tax exemption per military member.)
Emissions or Emissions exemption (See Emissions for instructions)
Motorcycle License Plates - $44.50
Personalized License Plates - $112.50
Regular License Plates - $76.50
Specialty License Plates - $112.50

Call (615) 898-7800 for renewal fee for all other License Plates.

Check Policy

  • Check must be made payable to Rutherford County Clerk

  • Out of state checks not accepted, unless drawn off a locally affiliated bank

  • Name and address must be pre-printed on check

  • Home and work telephone numbers must be pre-printed or written on check

  • Counter checks not accepted

  • Two-party checks not accepted

For your convenience an ATM is located in hallway of the Murfreesboro office.

Mail license plate renewal to:

Rutherford County Clerk
319 North Maple Street, Suite 121
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Organ Donor Awareness

You may include a donation of $1.00 or more for the Organ Donor Awareness Foundation. This organization assists in educating citizens on the importance of organ donation. For more information please contact:

Tennessee County Clerk's Organ
Donate Life Tennessee
1600 Hayes St., Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 234-5251

Renew Your Tennessee License Plate Online


If you have any questions or comments please e-mail