The Equity Alliance is launching a new TENNESSEE license plate!

We’re excited to launch Tennessee’s first ALL BLACK specialty plate. Our goal is to sell 1,000 pre-orders by June 2022, in order for these to go into production. Our new license plate is available to anyone with a vehicle registered in Tennessee. The cost is $35, with $31 going to support us and our work, and $4 goes to the State of Tennessee for the production of the license plate.

Be among the first to order Tennessee’s newest ALL BLACK specialty license plate to show your support and help us reach our goal!



When will I get my license plate?
Once we receive 1,000 pre-orders, The Equity Alliance will send all pre-order information to the state to begin the 3-4 month printing and distribution process. License plates will be sent to the respective local county clerk’s office for each pre-order. 

What if I already own a different specialty license plate?
You can still order a TEA  license plate. When the new license plate is ready, the State of Tennessee will contact you, and you can retire your current specialty plate. A new TEA license plate costs the same as renewing your existing specialty plate. 

Is shipping included in the $35 fee?
In Tennessee, license plates are only distributed through state offices. The State of Tennessee will contact you when your license plate is ready for pickup at your local clerk’s office.

How can I order a customized TEA license plate?
The State’s printer will assign each plate a number. Customization is not available during the pre-order process.  

What happens to my existing license plate?
Your existing license plate will remain in service until the state notifies you that the new license plate is ready for pickup. After your new license plate is registered, you can retire and save your existing license plate.

Can I gift TEA license plates to friends or family or clients?
Yes, complete the order form using the recipient’s information. You’ll need to know their full name, mailing address, phone number, and email (or feel free to enter your own email if you don’t want to spoil the surprise!). Then, on the next page, use your own billing information to pay.

Is there a limit to the number of license plates I can order?
There’s no limit, license. Plates are sold one at a time. 

How do I renew the tags on my TEA license plate?
Just as a standard license plate, renewals are handled through the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue. They will mail you a reminder postcard to renew your tags at the appropriate time.

Is this the final design of the license plate?
The license plate design and colors may be adjusted to meet state design standards.

What happens if we don’t sell 1,000 pre-orders?
The Equity Alliance will make strong efforts to pre-sell the license plate to as many Tennesseans as possible.  We have until June 2022, and if necessary, could file for an extension.  If our time expires, proceeds from the pre-sales will be considered as fully tax-deductible donations to The Equity Alliance. Share this campaign with a friend to help us get there!  

How do I order my plate after the 1,000 pre-order period has ended?
After 1,000 pre-sales are collected, the funds and donor information are transferred to the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue. Pre-sales are closed while the state begins production of the plates. Moving forward, plates will be sold exclusively through the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue.