Hamilton County motorists not receiving license plate renewals
If you think your car tag is about to expire, you could be right.
Motorists in Hamilton County are complaining that they haven’t been receiving license plate renewal forms, and County Clerk Bill Knowles said his office can help if they have a current tag receipt.
Knowles said in a news release that numerous county residents haven’t gotten the reminder forms.
He said his office has reported the problem to the Department of Revenue, which prepares and mails the forms.
“I apologize for the inconvenience and want to assure motorists that their current tag receipt has sufficient information to renew a license plate,” Knowles said in the release.
The receipt also will be accepted at local vehicle emission testing facilities. He reminded motorists that even though state lawmakers recently passed a law to repeal the emissions test, that law must be approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Until then, motorists still must pass the emissions test to renew their vehicle tags. Frequently asked questions regarding elimination of vehicle emission testing can be found at www.tn.gov.
Knowles said emissions test results are electronically transmitted to his office, so people also can renew online at www.countyclerkanytime.com.
If the tag receipt doesn’t display a title number displayed, call 423-209-6525.
Owners who renew in person should bring their current tag receipt (or plate number), along with photo driver’s license for ID, to Tag & Title offices at the Hamilton County Courthouse, 625 Georgia Ave., Room 101, or the Bonny Oaks branch, 6135 Heritage Park Drive. Both offices are open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.