License Plate

Official Tennessee Civil War

Sesquicentennial License Plate

Help Preserve Tennessee’s Civil War Battlefields!



The Tennessee Civil War 150th license plate is now available at County Clerks’ offices across the state.

The Civil War 150th Battlefield preservation plate includes the official Tennessee Sesquicentennial logo.  The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (TCWPA) will use proceeds from the sale of the plate to interpret and preserve Tennessee’s most important and endangered battlefields. The annual specialty plate fee is $35.00 and may be purchased anytime during the registration year.

 “Purchasing this plate is a wonderful opportunity to help preserve Tennessee’s endangered Civil War battlefields for our children and future generations.” said TCWPA President Joe Smyth, “Tennesseans can also commemorate and promote their rich Civil War history.”


For those who preordered the plate – the first 1000:

The State of Tennessee sent letters to those who preordered a plate in September.  If you haven’t picked up your plate yet, please take this letter with you to your clerk’s office.   You don’t have to wait until your tag expires!    Your plate fee is PAID – whether your paid the fee earlier or got a “free” plate –  so you will only pay your county’s normal registration fees (prorated for any unused portion).

Some tips from folks who’ve already picked up their plates:

1) If your old plate has not yet expired, you’ll need to turn it in when you pick up your new plate.

2) If your county has emissions testing requirements, please check with your clerk’s office for instructions.

3) Have an extra plate?  Perhaps you no longer have a second vehicle or for other reasons can’t use your specialty plate.   By signing a form at your clerk’s office you can relinquish your rights to the plate and designate someone else…perhaps a friend or family member who’d like the plate.   By keeping the plate active the proceeds will not be lost and another plate will be on the road.



Please contact us at  if you have any questions about the program.  For specific instructions about how to get the plate, please contact your county clerk’s office. 



Frequently Asked Questions: click here.



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