10 (Re-assignment with Exchange of Plates, On System)

TRANSACTION TYPE 10
RE-ASSIGNMENT WITH EXCHANGE OF PLATES
(Vehicle is Old to the Database)

AUTHORITY:

Tenn. Code Ann. Section 55-4-101(f)(2), 55-1-121, 55-3-118, 39-14-132

DEFINITION:

A Transaction Type 10 is used when an applicant acquires a vehicle (that’s already on our
database); and transfers a plate from a vehicle already titled and registered in the applicant’s
name and wishes to change the plate class because a different registration class is required.
The new plate can be either a higher or lower registration class. If higher, the applicant will
receive credit for the plate being traded equal to the fee of the quarter in which the transaction
transpires. If a lower registration class is being traded, no credit is given.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Multi-purpose Application completed in its entirety

2. Tennessee Certification of Title (see note below)

3. Title Extension Form (if applicable)

4. Odometer Disclosure Statement (if applicable)

5. Surrender the plate being exchanged

NOTE:

• Applications not supported with a Tennessee Certificate of Title may in some instance be
support with the following: Court Order, Certification of Ownership, Surety Bond, Notice
of Sheriff’s Sale, Divorce Decree, Repossession, or Abandoned Vehicle.

• The application for Certificate of Title and Registration must show the year and make
of the vehicle from which the license plate is being transferred. This must be shown in
the “License Not Trade-In” space on the application for title and registration.

• If the license plate being transferred is in joint ownership, it cannot be transferred to
single ownership, except in the instance of a surviving spouse. [Tenn. Code Ann. 55-4-
101(f)(2)].

RELATED TOPICS:

TRANSACTION TYPE 02
TRANSACTION TYPE N2
TRANSACTION TYPE N10

Applicant may pay the following:
• Registration fee
• Title fee
• Lien fee (if applicable)
• Credit will be given for the license plate being traded, if it’s of a higher registration class.
• County Issuance fee(s)
• Additional County Clerk fees may be applicable.

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