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TENNESSEE SALES TAX AND OTHER FEES

Motor VehicleIn most cases, the total cost for titling and registering your vehicle in Knox County is $72.00. See below for an itemization of this charge. $72 is the fee for a standard plate. Fees vary and are more expensive for specialty and commercial tags. Specialty plates for some organizations require proof of membership. Standard fees and sales tax rates are listed below. Call (865) 215-2385 with further questions


Sales Tax

  • State Sales Tax is 7% of purchase price less total value of trade in.

  • Local Sales Tax is 2.25% of the first $1,600. This amount is never to exceed $36.00. For
    purchases in excess of $1,600, an additional state tax of 2.75% is added up to a
    maximum of $44.

  • Local collection fee is $1

Fees

  • Title Fee $11.00 + Licenses plate fee $24 (standard issue plate) = $71.00
    Knox County Wheel Tax is $36.00 and may apply when purchasing a new plate. Some exemptions are available. Click here for more information.

  • Title and transfer of existing plate $14.50.

  • Mail fee is $2 and is charged for mail-in registrations only. Make check payable to:
    Foster D. Arnett, Jr., Knox County Clerk, PO Box 1566, Knoxville, TN 37901
    Optional $1.00 donation to Donate Life, the Tennessee County Clerk Organ Donor
    Awareness Foundation

Sales Tax Calculator

Vehicle Purchase Price  
Trade-In Value
Sales Tax Value
 
 
     
TN Sales Tax
 
 
Local Sales Tax
 
 
Single Article Tax*
 
 
Total Sales Tax
 
 

*Compute Single Article Tax

If sales tax value is equal to or less than $1600 your Single Article Tax is $0.00

If sales tax value is greater than $1600 but less than $3200 your Single Article Tax is 2.75% after $1600

If sales tax value is more than $3200 your Single Article Tax is $44.00

Disclaimer: The sales tax calculator is for informational purposes only, please see your motor vehicle clerk to confirm exact sales tax amount.

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County Clerk

Old Courthouse
300 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2385
Fax: 865-215-3655

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver's License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 4:00pm
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Satellite Locations
1028 Old Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver’s License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 4 p.m.
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Farragut Town Hall 2nd Floor
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934
Phone: 865-215-2385
Fax: 865-966-5207
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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North Knoxville/Halls Center
7028 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver's License and Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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South Knoxville/Chapman Plaza
7339 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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East Knoxville
3010 S. Mall Road
Knoxville, TN 37917
(The old Markman's Jewelry Store, in front of Lowe's Home Improvement)
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00 pm
Driver's License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 5:00pm Monday through Friday

Driver’s License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 12:30pm Saturday
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