During the last half of this year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee unveiled the state’s new standard license plate, a press release said. The design of the new license plate was chosen by Tennesseans through a statewide vote.
“In our 225th year of statehood, we invited Tennesseans to cast their vote and help select the state’s next license plate,” Lee said. “I’m proud to announce the winning design that will represent our unique grand divisions and take its place in Tennessee history.”
More than 300,000 Tennessee residents cast a vote, with 42% voting for the winning design, the press release said.
Per the Tennessee statute, the license plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the General Assembly’s annual budget. This statute requires that either “Tennessee,” “Volunteer State,” and “TNvacation.com” be displayed on the plate, along with the county name and the expiration decals. This statute also allows Tennesseans to choose “In God We Trust” as a plate option.
“Beginning January 3, 2022, the new Tennessee license plates will be available online and in-person, as residents complete their annual tag renewal,” Anderson County Clerk Jeff Cole said. Personalized tags will also have the new design and will be eligible for pick up during the month the plate expires, the press release said.
This new license plate design will replace the current plate that launched in 2006 with modifications in 2011, 2016, and 2017.
“Our offices are looking forward to issuing the new license plates here in Anderson County,” Cole said. “When picking up the new plates, don’t forget that the Clinton and Oak Ridge offices have a drive through which is an express option that is offered by the Anderson County Clerk’s office.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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