Temporary Operating Permit | Davidson County Clerk John Arriola
Welcome to the Davidson County Online Renewal System. Instead of traveling to one of our locations, this system allows you to renew your eligible vehicle registration quickly and easily via the internet, when it is most convenient for you.

Mail and Online Vendor Fee: $4.00
Credit Card: The fee of 2.30% is assessed by the electronic processing company on all credit and debit card transactions processed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville. No part of this fee goes to Metro
  1. Must be a Davidson County Resident.
  2. Must know your license plate number, title number, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
  3. If applicable, vehicle must have passed the annual emissions test within the past 90 days.
  4. Registration expiration date must be within 90 days of todays date.

Vehicles that CAN be renewed online:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Some commercial vehicles
  • Motorcycles

Vehicles that CANNOT be renewed online:

  • Any vehicle that requires the registrant to provide proof of eligibility or financial membership
  • For-hire vehicle (taxi or limousine)
  • Vehicle with a tag class registration GVWR of 55,000 lbs. or more
  • Vehicle with an apportioned registration (IRP)
  • Vehicles that require the registrant to provide a tax certificate (Heavy Vehicle 2290)
  • Registered in a different county last year.

Military requests for exemption to the local Metro decal must be made through our main office.

You may print your renewal transaction and payment receipt. An email will be sent to confirm that your online vehicle renewal has been accepted and completed. Your registration renewal materials will be sent to your mailing address and should be received within 2 -3 business days after the email confirmation.