County Clerk

County Clerk Services


Title and Registration


Before purchasing a vehicle from any individual, especially through an online auction website, please be sure you can obtain the following paperwork from the seller:

A Certificate of Title with that individual’s name on the front. If there is also a Lien Holder’s name on the front, it must be signed as released from the Lien Holder.

It is also helpful to have a Notarized Bill of Sale, but is not required when purchasing from an individual.

There may be other required documentation to register the vehicle, depending on your specific situation. If you have any questions before buying a vehicle, contact our office at  731-658-3541.


The dealership usually handles the title and registration of a new vehicle for the customer. The dealership may make application for title and registration in the county where the purchase took place or send the title application to the Hardeman County Clerk’s office 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. If the title work is given to you to process, you will need to bring all paperwork (Title or MSO, Bill of Sale, any other relevant documents) to our office for processing. Application for title and registration may be made at our office at 100 North Main St. Bolivar, TN 38008. You cannot apply for a title only; the vehicle must be registered at the time when you make application for title. You must be the owner of the vehicle or furnish a notarized Power of Attorney form from the owner.   You will be required to furnish a copy of your driver license or acceptable proof of identification.

The fees for titling and registering are as follows:

New passenger license plate (metro decal) and title – $120.00 (Noting Lien additional $11)

Transfer plates and title – $18.50 (Noting Lien additional $11)

New motorcycle license plate and title – $113.00 (Noting Lien additional $11)

Jerry Armstrong, Clerk
100 Main Street
Bolivar, TN 38008

Office Hours : Monday  -  Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Due to COVID-19, we are closing the office at 4:20 to sanitize the office.

Phone: (731) 658-3541
Fax: (731) 658-3482

Polly Morris

Tonet Griggs

Kelly Russell

Lillie Tigner

Shelby Webster

Upcoming Events

April 27, 2021- Public Hearing

Rezoning of parcel 0008.00 map 009 on State Route 138

7pm- Hardeman County Courthouse

April 27, 2021

Hardeman County Commission Meeting

7pm- Hardeman County Courthouse

April 15, 2021

Quarterly JECD Meeting

6pm- Whiteville Community Center

April 8, 2021

Litter Task Force Meeting

6pm- AgriBusiness Center