Titles and Registration

Motor Vehicle Registrations
All vehicles must be registered at the time of making an application for title. You cannot apply for a title only.


The fee to renew a regular automobile plate in Stewart County is $64.00, and the fee for a regular motorcycle plate is $22.00. The fee to renew specialty and personalized plates is $100. If you are mailing your renewal notice, please add the $2.00 mailing fee to your bill.

Online Registration Renewal
Stewart County residents may now renew their vehicle registrations online through our partnership with Business Information Systems.

Motor Vehicle Titles

New Vehicles
Titling new vehicles is usually handled by the dealership where the vehicle is purchased. The dealership may title the vehicle in the county where the purchase took place or send the title work to the Stewart County Clerk to process. If we receive the title application, we will either notify you by phone, mail or simply process the application if the appropriate fees are provided and mail the completed work to you. If the dealership gives the title work to the customer for them to process, bring all documents provided by the dealership to the clerk’s office for processing. All vehicles must be registered at the time the title application is submitted.

Used Vehicles
When titling a used vehicle purchased from an individual, make sure you receive a signed Certificate of Title from the previous owner. The signature should appear under the Assignment of Title by Registered Owner heading. Only dealerships may pass ownership without titling the vehicle in their names.
MAKE SURE THAT THE PERSON’S NAME YOU ARE PURCHASING THE VEHICLE FROM APPEARS ON THE FRONT OF THE TITLE AND THEY HAVE SIGNED EXACTLY HOW THEIR NAME(S) APPEAR ON THE FACE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If the title has two owners on the front with the conjunction AND connecting the two names, both signatures must appear. Upon receipt of the Certificate of Title, you should sign to accept ownership of the vehicle and bring the title to the clerk’s office.
You will be required to pay sales tax on the vehicle, a registration fee, and a title fee. You cannot apply for a title only; the vehicle must be registered at the time when you make an application for title.

The fees for titling and registering are as follows:
1. Transfer plates and title – $17.50
2. Transfer plates with title and noting of lien – $28.50
3. New regular license plate and title – $78.00
4. New regular license plate with title and noting of lien – $89.00
5. New motorcycle license and title – $36.00
6. New motorcycle license with title and noting of lien – $47.00

Click here to renew your tag online.

Affidavit (General-i.e. name change or correction)

Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers (gift or low selling price)

Application for Disabled Plate/Placard

Application for Noting of Lien, Duplicate Title, or Multipurpose Use

Application for Personalized Plate