State Fee Waived on Vehicle Registrations Starting July 1

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NASHVILLE (June 6) - Under a new state law, the Tennessee General Assembly has waived state registration fees for Class A and Class B motor vehicles, for renewals after July 1, 2022, and before June 30, 2023.

Kim Hughey, Weakley County Clerk, has issued information for motorists renewing plates for the next year in Weakley County. Renewal fees for standard auto plates are $69 annually. When these renewals are due and renewed between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, the fee is $45.25. Motorcycles plates are normally $52, but will be $35.25. The waived fee of $23.75 and $16.75 should be deducted from the fees due for other plates such as specialty plates.

Please know that this does not begin until July 1, 2022, and will end June 30, 2023. If a community member comes into the Weakley County Clerk’s office to renew plates early before the renewal date, the regular fees will apply at full price.

Class A includes motorcycles and autocycles and Class B includes passenger motor vehicles and motor homes. The state portion of the fee that is waived under this law is $16.75 for Class A and $23.75 for Class B. Other fees that are earmarked for safety and system improvement purposes, as well as the additional electric vehicle registration fee and county fees, are not waived under the new law.

“We want to make sure motorists are aware they will not pay this state registration fee when they renew their registration during the next fiscal year,” Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano said. “However, other fees may still apply. Be sure to check with your local county clerk, as applicable fees do vary.”

For more information, please read Important Notice #22-12 on the Department of Revenue’s website.

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The department collects about 87 percent of total state revenue. During the 2021 fiscal year, 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 www.tn.gov/revenue.