Blount County to offer car tag renewal via smart phones starting Monday

Blount County is set to launch a new app allowing residents to renew their car tags online from their mobile devices. (

Blount County is putting the process of renewing car tags at your fingertips.

Beginning Monday, drivers who want to avoid lines at the courthouse can download a mobile application on their smart phones and renew their tags.

"For Blount County to be on the cutting edge, that's exciting to me because I think that's what I our people want," said Blount County Revenue Commissioner Gregg Armstrong. "The site is totally secure. It's been tested several times."

The app is free to the county but will cost users a convenience charge of $3.50.

"You can renew your tag on your couch, at the beach, or wherever you have cell phone service," added Armstrong.

To download the free app, search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for "Blount Tags." It will be available for iPhone or Android devices.