Pawnbroker License

Businesses applying for a Pawnbroker’s License must first contact the Metro Police Department, Pawn Shop Unit at (615) 862-7506 to request an Application Packet. Once you have received the application packet from the Metro Police Department, complete the packet and bring it to the main office of the County Clerk’s office at 700 2nd Ave South, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37210. To obtain a Pawnbroker’s license your completed application packet and correct payment (cash or money order only) must be submitted to our Business Tax Department at the main office of the County Clerk’s office. (A business license will also be required.) We cannot issue a Pawnbroker License unless the Application Packet is complete. For additional information please contact (615) 862-6254.