Friends of the Smokies license plates in Tennessee and North Carolina drive improvements all across Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Find out here how to get your very own.
With more than 20,000 on the road, the Friends of the Smokies plate with the iconic black bear in front of vibrant green mountains is one of the most popular specialty license plates in North Carolina. Of the extra $30 annual fee for the specialty tag, $20 goes to support projects and programs in the North Carolina portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bringing in over $400,000 annually. Plates may be purchased independently of a vehicle’s registration. (Designed by Micah McClure)
Tennessee’s Friends of the Smokies plate is available from any County Clerk’s Office for an extra fee of $35 per year. Friends gets $30.75 of the fee to help preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Friends of the Smokies tag is the top-selling specialty license plate in the state of Tennessee. Since 1998, it has raised $9 million to help preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- For additional information, visit the website of the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
- Find your County Clerk’s Office
- Gift-A-Tag. Send a gift voucher for the purchase of any TN specialty plate to a friend! Send as many as you want, any time. Learn more
- Want to keep your Friends of the Smokies plate with the previous design? You can! Just renew your registration in-person or online.