Johnson County Election Commission
Cheri Lipford, Certified Administrator of Election
The Johnson County Election Commission has the statutory responsibilities of registering voters and conducting elections.
Johnson County Clerk
Tammie Fenner, County Clerk
The county clerk has numerous duties, including acting as clerk of the county legislative body, issuing motor vehicle titles and registrations, collecting privilege taxes, and overseeing the issuance of beer permits & marriage licenses.
Johnson County Clerk & Master
Sherrie Fenner, Clerk & Master
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Johnson County Register of Deeds
Freida Gwinn, Register of Deeds
The primary function of the register is to make and preserve a record of instruments required or allowed by law to be filed or recorded, including but not limited to deeds, powers of attorney, deeds of trust, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, records under the Uniform Commercial Code (primarily fixture filings), and other types of documents. T.C.A. § 66-24-101. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts, and other transactions that affect the public interest. The register’s office is in the county seat, and the records and papers must remain in the office at all times. T.C.A. §§ 8-13-106, 8-13-107.
Johnson County Accounts & Budgets
Russell Robinson, Director of Accounts & Budgets
The Director of Accounts and Budgets, is responsible for making sure the county books are kept in compliance with all state and local rules and regulations and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). The Director of Accounts & Budgets and his staff work closely with the County Mayor in developing financial information for the various county departments, the Budget Committee, and the County Commission regarding all areas of finance. This office pays a key role in making sure the County is and stays in a stable financial position.
Johnson County Property Assessor
Matthew Lewis, Assessor
The assessor’s duties include two basic functions: appraisal and assessment of taxable real and personal property in the county that is not appraised by the state.
Johnson County Trustee
Lisa Crowder, Trustee
The county trustee has three major functions among other duties: (1) collecting the county’s property taxes; (2) accounting for and disbursing county funds (including proper apportionment and determination of fund availability); and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds.
Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk
Melissa Hollaway, Court Clerk
Some of the clerks’ duties include the following: Attending each court session with all the papers for the cases on the docket; Administering oaths to parties and witnesses who testify; Keeping minutes of the court in a well-bound book or in an electronic format so long as certain rules relating to the safekeeping of the records are followed; Maintaining the rule docket and an execution docket in which all court judgments or decrees are entered in order of rendition and all receipts and disbursements in a case are entered; & Maintaining indexes for all books and dockets that are kept by the office.
Johnson County General Sessions Judge
Honorable William Bliss Hawkins
Johnson County Youth Services Officer
Gesmine Vassallo, YSO
Johnson County Safe Baby Court
Leah Taylor, Community Coordinator
Safe Baby Court is a specialized court program that was established for infants and toddlers (birth through 3 years of age). The program strives to find new ways for families to connect with community service providers and provide a strong foundation for infant mental health. The goal is to reduce maltreatment and traumatic experience during significant brain development of infants and toddlers,while increasing family accountability in conjunction with community program interaction to achieve permanency. Children served are either at risk of entering foster care or currently in care.
Johnson County Health Department
715 West Main Street
Mountain City, TN 37683-0027
(423) 727-4153 Fax
Johnson County Veteran’s Affairs
Ralph Hutto & Karen Manuel
The Johnson County Veterans Service Office is available to assist and answer any questions you may have with your veteran benefit claims. They also provide assistance with insurance issues and supplemental policy information, as well as information for low-income veterans, their families and neighbors.
Johnson County Litter Control
Sandy Hammons, Litter Control Officer
Recycling Center Address:
Mountain City, TN 37683
Johnson County Solid Waste
378 Industrial Park Rd
Mountain City, TN 37683
Johnson County Highway Department
196 Pleasant Valley Rd
Mountain City, TN 37683