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Laws & Licenses

Automobile Tag & Title

Bradley County Courthouse, County Clerk’s Office (first floor)
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, open until 5 p.m.
Information required: Title, automobile mileage, current registration, lien holder, name and address.
Cost: $24 for tag and $8 for title fee. Length: One year.


Boat Registration

Bradley County Courthouse, County Clerk’s Office (first floor)
Information Required: Ownership papers verifying payment of sales tax. Cost: $2 (After sales tax verification, application to state of Tennessee for registration numbers is required.)


Driver’s License

Tennessee Department of Safety Driver’s License Division
301 James Asbury Dr NW
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Please visit the State Department of Safety website here for detailed information on obtaining your driver’s license.


Marriage Laws

Bradley County Courthouse, County Clerk’s Office. Proof of age required. Nineteen and under need consent of both parents and a Driver’s License. Over the age of 19, you are required to have a Driver’s License, Social Security card and Birth Certificate.


Property Taxes

Property taxes are due on Oct. 1 each year and are delinquent beginning March 1. A 1-percent interest rate per month and penalty charges are added to delinquent taxes, payable at the City Clerk’s office and/or the County Trustee’s office. There is no broad-based state income tax in Tennessee.


Pet Laws

For pets within the city limits, the ordinance requires that dogs must be confined, all pets must have rabies shots and wear identification tags indicating these shots, and all pets must be licensed with the city of Cleveland. Call the City Animal Control Officer at 423-479-2122 if an animal needs to be picked up for any reason within the city limits. County residents should call the SPCA at 423-790-1915.


Voting Laws

Election Commission Office, Courthouse Annex
155 Broad St NW
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
A person must be 18 years of age or older and permanently registered 30 days before elections. Residency requirement is 20 days.


225 Keith St SW
PO Box 2275
Cleveland TN 37320-2275
Phone: 423-472-6587
Fax: 423-472-2019
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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