Changes to Vehicle Registration Fees effective July 1, 2017

Jun 15th, 2017

New state law increases license fees effective July 1, 2017

  • The cost to register a passenger vehicle (personal car) will increase by $5.
  • The cost to register a commercial vehicle used for hire to transport passengers (buses, taxis) will increase by $10.
  • The cost to register freight motor vehicles will increase by $20.50.

Additionally, there will be a NEW fee for electric vehicles.

  • The registration fees for electric vehicles will be $100.
  • The electric vehicle registration fee is in addition to the standard registration fee.

All new fees are applicable across the state and take effect July 1, 2017 regardless of expiration month.  For more information visit

Change in Operating Hours

Feb 22nd, 2016

Effective March 14, 2016, customers must be inside the Main Office prior to 4:20 PM to utilize the following services:

  • Vehicle Title and Registration
  • Duplicate Titles
  • Change of license plate class
  • Temporary Operating Permits
  • Dealer Services
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Notary Commissions or Certifications
  • Business Tax Licenses or Encroachment Permits
  • Boat Registrations


Decal Renewals (within 90 days of expiration) and Driver License Kiosk services may be utilized after 4:20 PM.

This change allows our staff to complete serving those customers already in line, and to follow end of day operational procedures.

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Passport Services by Appointment Only

Jan 9th, 2015

The Davidson County Clerk’s Office is moving to an appointment-only system for passport applications.  The change will reduce applicant’s wait time and improve the quality of customer service each applicant receives.  The County Clerk’s Office has experienced an increased demand for passport services recently and an appointment system will improve the management of the program.  To make an appointment please call 615-862-6223.  Click here for more information.