EMERGENCY (E-PLATE) - SPECIAL PURPOSE

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EMERGENCY (E-PLATE)

AUTHORITY:

Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 55-4-201, 55-4-202, 55-4-203(c)(1), 55-4-204(a)(4), and 55-4-223

PLATE CATEGORY:

Special Purpose

CLASS CODES:

Regular: 3100 Issue Year: 2001
Motorcycle: 5557 Issue Year: 2009

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

Owners or lessees of motor vehicles who are residents of Tennessee who are:

  • Members of Auxiliary Police Unit w/Civil Defense Authorities
    • Required Documentation: Official Identification Card
      • There are very few of these still in existence, but an applicant is eligible if they submit an identification card
  • Members of a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) or Civil Defense Organization/Emergency Management Agency (EMA, OEM, TEMA, FEMA, etc.)
    • Required Documentation: Permanent Official Registration Card and a letter from the local Civil Defense/EMA Director.
      • Must be a member of an emergency management agency, as approvedby the director of the agency.
      • Membership in a first response team, CIRT, MedAdvance, etc, DOES NOT qualify the applicant for eligibility, unless they are also members of an EMA at the federal, state or local level
      • Spouses are also eligible.
      • The law does not mention location.
  • Emergency Services Squad (including, but not limited to, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical technician-paramedics, other emergency medical services providers or emergency medical responders, or physicians or nurses on the scene or accompanying or attending a patient in an ambulance)
    • Required Documentation:
      • If associated with a rescue squad, the applicant’s name must appear on a list provided by the captain of the rescue squad.
      • If not associated with a rescue squad, the applicant must present a valid unexpired EMT or paramedic’s license. Other emergency medical responders not affiliated with a local rescue squad are required to present a current, valid emergency medical responder's certification. 
      • The law does not mention location or employment.
  • Trauma Nurses
    • Required Documentation: Statement or Certification from Trauma Center or Emergency room confirming that applicant is a trauma nurse in their employment.
      • The statement or certification must confirm the applicant is a trauma nurse. The words ‘trauma nurse’ should appear on this document.
  • Full Time Paid Police Officers
    • Required Documentation: Authorization from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Organization.
      • Sheriffs do not qualify as full time police officers under this provision. According to Tenn. Code Ann. Section 38-8-110, Chapter 8 of Title 38 “…does not apply to elected officials, except this chapter applies to sheriffs under Tenn. Code Ann. Section 38-8-111.
      • Sheriff's Deputies do qualify for this plate.
  • On Call Surgical Personnel
    • Required Documentation: Statement or certification that the applicant is on-call surgical personnel licensed or certified according to Tenn. Code Ann. Title 63 or as a surgical technologist under title 68, chapter 57, serving in a hospital, emergency room or surgical department.
    • The statement or certification must confirm the applicant is on call surgical personnel or a surgical technologist, serving in a hospital, emergency room or surgical department. The words ‘on-call surgical personnel’ or ‘surgical technologist’ should appear on the document.
  • Constables
    • Required Documentation: A constable is an elected official.  An identification card or badge  are both acceptable proof of qualification.

 NOTE: Applicant must complete the Emergency Plate Authorization Form

  • This plate can be issued to a vehicle with two (2) names on the title and registration as long as one of the applicants is the qualifying member

PERSONALIZATION:

Personalization is not available for this plate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

NUMBER TO BE ISSUED UNLIMITED

VEHICLE MUST BE REGISTERED BY

APPLICANT AND/OR SPOUSE
VEHICLE CLASS PASSENGER OR MOTORCYCLE
OWNER/LEASED OWNER OR LESSEE

 

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