How to Transfer a Vehicle Title in the State of Tennessee

By Sheila Robinson
a Vehicle Title, Tennessee

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In Tennessee, there are a few simple steps needed to complete the transfer of your vehicle title. This can occur if you decide to sell it or give it away as a gift. It can also be a situation where a vehicle exchanges hands as a result of a death.

Obtain your Tennessee vehicle title. Fill out the "assignment" section on back of the title. If your vehicle is less than 10 years old, you will also need to fill out the Federal Odometer Disclosure by listing the current mileage.

Fill out a Tennessee Odometer Statement if your vehicle title does not include a section to include mileage.

Include the MSO (Manufacturer's Statement of Origin) with your vehicle transfer paperwork if it was originally purchased the same year.

Get a current copy of your vehicle registration receipt. This will be needed if you want to transfer your license plate to another vehicle.

Remove the license plate off the vehicle that is being transferred.

Prepare for your County Clerk's office visit. Gather all of your paperwork. Bring proof of your identity and Tennessee residency.

Talk to a County Clerk and pay your title and registration fees that are required for transferring your vehicle.

About the Author

Sheila Robinson has a diverse career in web design, freelance writing, accounting and Internet Sales Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Computer Information Systems. Her interests include video games, mythology, science fiction, technology and music. On the web, she writes for Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Helium and Associated Content.

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