A registrant may apply for a vehicle identification number (VIN) plate for a vehicle with an existing VIN if the VIN plate has been lost, destroyed, defaced, or if the VIN plate is not legible. In addition, if a vehicle is homemade, rebuilt, or specially constructed and has never had a vehicle identification number (VIN), registrants may apply for a TNVIN.
In either case, an Application for Replacement Vehicle Identification Number or TNVIN should be submitted in accordance with the form's instructions. The $10.00 fee must be submitted with the application and proof of ownership.
Reference: Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-3-116(a).