Major rush to renew vehicle tags after emission testing ends
Clerk reports 15,000 in Hamilton County in the last week
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Clerk’s office is getting crushed by people who have put off renewing their vehicle tags until the emissions testing ended here.
Clerk Bill Knowles reports an “unprecedented” number of applications over the last five days.
“Over 15,000 transactions were processed since emission testing ended on January 13, 2022.”
They come in varying forms:
8,000 in person
5,700 by internet
1,300 by mail
The lines got long enough at the office last week, that many people decided to renew online this weekend (you can do it here).
Clerk Knowles concluded, “I appreciate the patience of the motoring public and I’m grateful to my professional and dedicated staff who put in long hours to accommodate customers during this unusual time.”