New Tennessee license plate revealed


TN.gov

NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has unveiled the next state standard license plate chosen by the Tennessee in a statewide vote.

“In our 225th year of statehood, we invited the people of Tennessee to vote and help select the state’s next license plate,” Governor Lee said. “I am proud to announce the winning design that will represent our unique major divisions and take its place in Tennessee history.”

More than 300,000 Tennessee residents voted, with 42% voting for the winning design.

New plaques will be available online and in person starting January 3, 2022, as residents complete their annual tag renewals. Up to 100,000 plaques per week will be produced to meet initial inventory demands.

Under Tennessee law, the plaque is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the annual general assembly budget. The law also requires that “Tennessee,” “Volunteer State” and “TNvacation.com” be displayed on the placard, as well as the location of the county name and year of expiration stickers. The law provides that Tennesseans can select an “In God We Trust” plaque option.

This new license plate design will replace the current plate launched in 2006 with modifications in 2011, 2016 and 2017.

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