Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the duties and services of the Jefferson County Clerk's office.
What are your office hours?
Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 to 11 a.m.
Drivers’ License Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
What do I need to register a vehicle in Jefferson County?
The title (and a bill of sale if the vehicle is new) to the vehicle in question, unless you are moving from another state where the lienholder possesses the title. Then you must provide us with a current registration for your vehicle and the lienholder’s address where the title is being held.
If I have a current driver’s license in another state what do I need to get a driver’s license in Jefferson County?
Visit a Drivers License Testing Facility. Go to the state website to find out where they are located. www.state.tn.us/safety
How do I obtain a Jefferson County Business License?
You must fill out an application for a business license and remit a fee of $15.
What is a wheel tax?
The wheel tax is a decal which is sold by the clerk’s office along with automobile and motorcycle registrations and must be displayed on your license plate.
How do I become a notary public?
First you must submit an application for notary public with a fee of $12 then the County Commission votes to approve your application. Once you have been approved the Secretary of State issues you a commission to become a notary. Once we have received this commission you are notified to surrender a bond from an insurance company or from personal surety’s.
How much is it to renew license plates in Jefferson County?
The fee to renew a regular registration is $74.00. A motorcycle registration costs $47.00 to renew and specialty plates are $110.00.
What do I need to register a boat that I have purchased?
If the boat was previously registered in Tennessee you will need the registration card from TWRA and a bill of sale. Out of state boats require either the registration card and a bill of sale or the title and bill of sale. If you already have the boat registered in another state you must show proof that sales tax was collected on the purchase and you may be required to pay additional taxes to Tennessee Dept. of Revenue.
How do I obtain a marriage license and what are the fees?
Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license, and must provide either a certified birth certificate or state issued identification/driver’s license and a social security card. The cost for a marriage license is $100.00 unless you have completed the four (4) hour pre-marital counseling course and have the form completed by the counselor, in which the fee is reduced to $40.00
Where can I get hunting and fishing license in Jefferson County?
The Jefferson County Clerk can process most hunting and fishing license except for lifetime sportsman license and other misc. license. Also the Clerk can renew boat registrations for those who receive a renewal notice from TWRA.
Does the County Clerk process Passport Applications?
The Jefferson County Clerk is an agent for the State Department’s Passport office. To apply for a passport you must submit an application form DS-11 (black ink only) and provide a certified birth certificate, two identical 2x2 photos, and a driver’s license. The fee for applicant’s 16 years and older is $135 and the fee for 15 years and younger is $105.
If I move from one county to another what documents do I need to change?
You have ten days to change the address on your Tennessee drivers license. This can be done either through the state website or at any driver's license station. Also, you should change the address on your vehicle registration and purchase a Jefferson County wheel tax.