Malfunction causing delays with vehicle renewal forms

Malfunction causing delays with vehicle renewal forms

Emissions testing unaffected

June 14th, 2017 by Paul Leach in Politics Local

Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles talks with Times Free Press reporter Louie Brogdon, while flipping through marriage records from the 1970s, about record preservation at the County Courthouse on Monday.

Photo by C.B. Schmelter

Due to an editing error, the original headline on this story was incorrect. The malfunction was at the Tennessee Department of Revenue, not the Hamilton County Clerk.

The Hamilton County Clerk's Office has announced a mechanical mailroom malfunction may be to blame if you haven't received a vehicle registration renewal form in a timely manner.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue, who prepares and mails vehicle registration reminders, has recently experienced "temporary equipment breakdown," Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles said.

Knowles said the State Air Pollution Board's test can be administered without the registration renewal form.

"The emissions technician may ask for the form, but a current tag receipt will be accepted," Knowles said. "Emissions results will then be electronically transmitted to the Clerk's office enabling online renewal processing at or applying to renew at the tag office."