County Clerk

covid19updates

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY UPDATED 06/27/2020

For general office information and procedures related to COVID-19, please call (615)790-5806.

The County Clerk’s Office is now open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

1. Beginning June 30, 2020, our office will no longer be using the number system?  Customers will not need an appointment or number for our office.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our office will have a limited staff in the office so wait times will be longer than normal.

2. Marriage licenses ---  Please fill out the marriage license application online prior to coming into the office. https://secure.tncountyclerk.com/marriageform/marriageform.php (You will need to select Williamson County.)

3. Emissions testing stations are back open. Renewals that expire June 30, 2020, or after will need an emissions test. To check locations and hours visit: http://www.tnvip.org/locations/

4. Motor Vehicle Renewal Options

By Mail:
Williamson County Clerk
  P.O. Box 624
   Franklin, TN 37065

Online: https://secure.tncountyclerk.com/index.php You will need to click on the tab marked Williamson County.

Kiosks: Renewal Kiosks are available at the following Rec Centers; Brentwood, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville and Longview. Please check with centers regarding their hours of operation.

  Any renewal past 90 days must be done in the office or by mail.

Effective June 16, 2020, regular emissions testing requirements for license renewal and registration will be resumed.


* The health of Williamson County citizens is a primary concern of Williamson County Government and the County Clerk’s Office. In accordance with the recommendation from the CDC to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, the County Clerk’s Office will only be permitting ten (10) individuals to enter the County Clerk’s office at one time.

* Individuals waiting for entry are encouraged to adhere to the recommended 6-foot social distancing rule.


Responsibilities & Services

The Williamson County Clerk is a Tennessee constitutionally elected official who serves the residents of Williamson County for a four-year term. The County Clerk has many important functions, such as:

·        County Commission Meeting Duties

o   Prepare Commission Meeting packets

o   Advertise and send required notices for Meetings and Resolutions

o   Record and Maintain County Commission meeting minutes

·        Issue New County Business Licenses

·        Collect Hotel/Motel and Short Term Rental Property Taxes

·        Collect Cable/Franchise Taxes

·        Beer Board Duties

o   Advertise and send required notices for Meetings and Resolutions

o   Record and Maintain Beer Board meeting minutes

o   Issue county beer permits

·        Collect Beer Tax

·        Issue and Maintain Marriage Licenses

·        Maintain Records of various Utility Districts throughout the county

·        Notaries

·        Making required Records available to the public

o   County Commission Meeting Packets and Minutes

o   Beer Board Meeting Minutes

o   Marriage Licenses

o   Utility Information

o   Non-Profit Organization Audits

o   Notaries

·        Process Motor Vehicle Titles and Registrations

*All Motor Vehicle Registrations are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the TN Department of Revenue

o   Title and Register vehicles purchased from dealerships and individuals

o   Register vehicles for New Residents or Those Relocating to Williamson County

o   Collect applicable Sales Tax

·        Issue Duplicate Titles

·        Renew Motor Vehicle Licenses

o   In Office

o   Online – https://secure.tncountyclerk.com/platerenewals/platerenewals.php

o   By Mail

o   Kiosks – Brentwood, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville & Spring Hill

·        Initial Registration of Boats and Personal Watercrafts

o   Register watercraft purchased from dealerships and individuals

o   Register watercraft for New Residents or Those Relocating to Williamson County

o   Collect applicable Sales Tax

·        Issue Handicap License Plates and Placards

·        Renew Handicap License Plates and Placards

o   In Office

o   By Mail

o   Online - https://secure.tncountyclerk.com/placards/index.php