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Convenient Motor Vehicle Registration Locations The Putnam County Clerk now offers three convenient locations that handle motor vehicle registration and many renewals can now be processed from the comfort of your easy chair with our convenient Online Renewal Service.
To title and register your new vehicle, you will need to submit to your resident county clerk the following:
•Manufacturer's Statement of Origin
•The new vehicle's invoice
•A copy of your current registration if transferring your license plate
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Business Tax Information In Putnam County, most businesses must obtain a business license.  The exceptions are businesses that pay the Professional Privilege Tax, manufacture products for the disabled, or gross less than $3,000.00 annually.  

After the first 30 days of operation, a new business has an additional 30 days to obtain a license. The fee for a business license is $15.00. Applications can be completed in the County Clerk's office or by mail.   Learn more >>    
So, You Are Getting Married... Congratulations! During the hustle of getting ready for your nuptials we want to make the "business end" of getting ready for your special day easier. Premarital Counseling is recommended.

Cost is $41.00 with premarital counseling or $99.00 without premarital counseling.
Copies of Marriage Certificates may be obtained at the County Clerk's office or by mail for $6.00 each.
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Interested In Becoming a Notary? Becoming a Notary is a big responsibility and a respectable service to want to provide to your community. You must visit our main office to complete the application process.  

A Notary is a county public official whose powers and duties are defined by statute. Basically, a Notary has the power to administer oaths and take depositions, affidavits and acknowledgments. A Notary's powers and duties can be exercised in all counties in the State of Tennessee.
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Wayne Nabors is the County Clerk for Putnam County. This website will provide you with easy access to services and documents offered to you by the Putnam County Clerk's office. Here you will find information about Wayne and the office as well as many other helpful tools that you can use online.

About us

The County Clerk Office performs various functions of county business. The duties of the office range from Clerk to the County Commission, title and registration, business tax, marriage license, boat and water vessel tax, beer applications, beer annual tax, mail in renewals for license tags, notary applications, and Tennessee Manufacturing Housing Installation Decals to conducting a great deal of the State's taxation duties within the county.
About This Website
Main Office Front
121 South Dixie Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
      Main Office Drive-thru
Renewals only

Welcome to the personal website for the Putnam County Tennessee Clerk. It is provided to the citizens of Putnam County Tennessee as a public service. Links to other websites (including government websites) are provided as a courtesy for users.


Organ Donor

donateOrgan donation truly shares life with others. By putting your name on the Donate Life Tennessee Organ and Tissue Donor Registry you can help keep other families together. Learn more >>

Hunting - Fishing

TWRAState hunting and fishing licenses may bre obtained from the state of Tennessee. Visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website.

Specialty Tags

mitzitagsThe State of Tennessee offers more than 90 specialty license plates for Tennessee motorists to display on their registered motor vehicles. Learn More>