I bought a new car in another state and I received a temporary tag that will expire tomorrow. How do I get my tags for Tennessee? Take the new car paperwork to your local county clerk and apply for title and registration. November 30, 2020 15:56 Related articles If I am a Tennessee resident and buy a car out of state, how long do I have to register the car? How do I title a vehicle I just purchased? How much are temporary tags for an out of state resident? What is needed to register a vehicle in the state of Tennessee? When is a car exempt from the odometer disclosure?