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  • Replacing a Lost Registration in Tennessee

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    When it comes to replacing a lost registration certificate in Tennessee, you make your own paperwork to obtain a duplicate―literally.

    Type a request for a Tennessee duplicate registration, identifying:

    • The reason you need a duplicate.
    • Your license plate number.
    • Your vehicle identification number (VIN).

    The duplicate registration fee is $3. If you need a certified duplicate, the cost is $3.50.

    The request must be notarized to be processed.

    Mail your notarized request and fee to your local county clerk.

    NOTE: Montgomery County residents must fax their request to the county clerk's office and include a credit card number.

    Replacing Lost License Plates and Decals

    The Tennessee Department of Revenue provides an Application for Duplicate/Replacement License Plate or Decal (Form F1315301) to replace lost, damaged, or stolen license plates and decals.

    Note that Tennessee requires all vehicle owners to report lost or stolen license plates/decals to law enforcement. You're also required to record the names of the agency and officer who assisted you. You'll also need to have the application notarized after you fill it out.

    You can submit the notarized application to the above address, or contact your local County Clerk's office for further instructions.

    If you wish to keep track of the replacement process, you can call the Vehicle Title and Registration Division at (888) 871-3171.

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