Title in Customer’s Possession | Montgomery County Government

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Montgomery County Clerk
350 Pageant Lane, Suite 502
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Phone: (931) 648-5711
Fax - Title: (931) 572-1104
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Title in Customer’s Possession


Wheel Tax Increase

Effective September 1, 2017, the Montgomery County Wheel Tax will increase to $49.00.

Non-Resident Military 

Effective July 13, 2017, the non-resident military Wheel Tax exemption will be limited to one (1) per active duty member annually. An End of Month LES, dated within the last ninety (90) days, must be presented for exemption.


Public Chapter 181 increases the cost to register a vehicle and includes an electric vehicle registration fee beginning July 1, 2017.

Registration Fee Increases

The cost to register a passenger (personal) vehicle and/or motorcycle will increase by $5. The cost to register a commercial vehicle used for hire to transport passengers (buses, taxis) will increase by $10. The cost to register commercial and freight motor vehicles/trailers (Heavy Highway, Semi, etc.) will increase by a minimum of $20.

Electric Vehicle Registration Fee

The registration fee for electric vehicles will be $100. The electric vehicle registration fee is in addition to the standard registration fee.

Registration renewal notices, issued by the State of Tennessee, will reflect the new fee increase beginning in July.

For more information, visit www.tn.gov/revenue. Click on Revenue Help to search for answers or to submit an information request to one of the agents.


Effective January 2017, a new Insurance Verification System will be launched by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Drivers are advised to verify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on their registration and insurance card is correct. Insurance companies will report required policy information to the Department of Revenue. Drivers will not be required to submit proof of insurance unless the verification process does not confirm insurance coverage.

Title In Customer's Possession

What the owner should bring to the County Clerk's office:

  • Vehicle Title and release of lien, if applicable
  • Proof of identification ( More Information)
  • Two proofs of residency ( More Information)
  • The fee for a title and purchase of a standard passenger license plate is $94.00
    * (The new plate will be vaild for one year from the month registered)
    * (Sales Tax may also be applicable)

If Military, the following documents are also required:

  • Current orders stationing the military member to a base in Tennessee
  • Current End of Month (LES) Leave and Earnings Statement within last 90 days
    • If Tennessee is listed for state tax purposes on the LES, the title and registration fee is $94.00
    • If Tennessee is not listed for state tax purposes on the LES, the title and registration fee is $45.00. *Effective July 13, 2017, the non-resident military Wheel Tax exemption is limited to one (1) per active duty member annually. 

If not stationed in the State of Tennessee, you must provide proof of sales tax. You may be responsible for additional taxes.

** Please note - If noting a lien, an additional $11.00 fee will apply.