How can I provide proof of ownership if I do not have a title, but only bill of sale? If no title is available, depending on the vehicle's age or value, the customer would have to go through a surety bond or certification of ownership process. April 27, 2020 18:36 Related articles Where is my title? When a Tennessee resident purchases a used vehicle from another Tennessee resident, how long does the purchaser have to title/register before operating the vehicle on public roads? How do I title and register my vehicle in Tennessee? Can a vehicle be titled in Tennessee if there are two owners and one resides in another state? Are there any fees associated with requesting records from the Department of Revenue?