Temporary Trailer Permits


Tenn. Code Ann. Section 55-4-115


A permit issued for temporary use on trailers that are not subject to registration.


1210, Issue Year: 2008


  • Trailer manufacturers or dealers may assign and issue a temporary trailer permit to a purchaser to move the trailer for a period of no more than five (5) days
  • The statutory “LIFE” or valid period of this permit shall include Saturday and Sunday
  • Each permit issued must be completely filled out in black ink
  • The expiration date must be legibly completed in permanent black marker and measure at least two (2) inches in height
  • The issue date must be punched with a single hole
  • Each person or company who issues these permits must maintain a ledger or log showing the name and address of the person receiving the permit, a complete description of the trailer and the date of issuance. These records must be kept for no less than fifteen (15) months from the date of the transaction
  • A person or company may forfeit the right to issue temporary trailer permits for failure to comply with the regulations or the law governing their issuance.
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