Hamilton County mo­torists not re­ceiv­ing li­cense plate re­newals

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - REGIONAL NEWS -

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.

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