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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.


To Obtain a Tennessee Title on a Pre-Owned Vehicle

The owner of the vehicle must appear in person to apply for a Tennessee Title on a new vehicle. If the owner is unable to appear in person, a Power of Attorney form must be completed and notarized authorizing someone else to transact the title transfer on the owner's behalf. POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM
Please note that only one owner's signature is required if the vehicle is titled to two or more owners and their names are joined by the conjunction "or". When the conjunction "and" is used, all parties must sign or submit notarized Power of Attorney. The owner of the vehicle or the Power of Attorney must submit the following:

  • Title signed by the previous owner on the reverse side of the title, indicating the name and full address of the new owner and lien holder (if applicable), the date of transfer and the purchase price. Never assign a certificate of title leaving the purchasers name blank (open title)

  • Bill of Sale if vehicle was purchased from a dealer.

  • Odometer Statement (required on all vehicles less than ten years old).

  • Emissions Testing Certificate unless transferring license plate.

  • Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers of Motor Vehicles required if:

    • Vehicle was a gift from a spouse, sibling, child, grandchild, great grandchild, parent, grandparent, great grandparent, or spouse of lineal relative).

    • Vehicle was purchased at a low selling price considered to be 75% or less of the fair market value by reference to the most recent issue of an authoritative automotive pricing manual, such as the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide, SE Edition).

  • Transfer fee of $17.50 if transferring license plate from another vehicle.

  • Transfer fee of $87.50 if purchasing a new license plate.

Please Note: If vehicle is purchased from individual, sales tax will be collected by the Motor Vehicle Department in the Office of the Rutherford County Clerk. If vehicle was purchased out of state, additional sales tax may be due.

Additional Vehicle Title Links:
Title a New Vehicle
Get a Replacement Title
Note a Lien
Reconstructed or Salvage Vehicle Titles


If you have any questions or comments please e-mail