Nashville, TN – On Monday, September 20th, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invited Tennesseans to “Rate the Plates” and help choose the state’s next standard license plate by selecting their favorite design at tn.gov/ratetheplates. Per Tennessee statute, the plate is redesigned every eight years if funds are approved in the Tennessee General Assembly’s annual budget.
Voting began Monday and will conclude at 11:59pm CT on Monday, September 27th. The winning design will be announced later this fall and available to the public in 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.