In order to apply for a Tennessee title on a vehicle purchased from a dealer in Tennessee, the owner will need to present this office a title and bill of sale showing the amount of sales tax collected.
If purchased from an individual, we will only need the former owner's title properly signed over to the new owner. If the owner is coming into Tennessee from another state, we will need the title from their home state.
Should the vehicle not be paid for, we will need the current registration and the name and address of the bank or credit union that is holding their title. Sales tax will be collected by this office on those vehicles that have not been paid for.