Tennessee residents can vote on new license plates

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is inviting residents to “Rate the Plates” and help choose the state’s next standard license plate by selecting their favorite design at tn.gov/ratetheplates.

Under state law, the license plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the General Assembly’s annual budget.

Voting will conclude at 12:59 AM EST on Tuesday, September 28. The winning design will be announced later this fall and available to the public January 2022.

Tennessee statute requires the display of “Tennessee,” “Volunteer State,” and “TNvacation.com” on the plate, as well as county name and expiration year decal locations. Statute provides that Tennesseans may select an “In God We Trust” plate option.

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