Vehicles not used in Davidson County within the 12 month registration period belonging to out of state military personnel are exempt from the Metro portion of the motor vehicle regulatory fee.  In order to obtain the exemption a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) must be presented with Tennessee listed as home of record along with station orders.


Military personnel should note that the parameters related to emissions testing have changed. In the past, if a vehicle was out of state the entire year, the owner may have signed an exemption form. This is no longer an option through our office.  If a vehicle cannot be taken through an emissions inspection site in the State of Tennessee, the owner must contact the Metro Public Health Department at 615-340-5657.  A representative will explain the necessary steps to satisfy emissions requirements given the specific situation or circumstances. You also have the option of viewing those steps online by clicking here.