Johnson County Administrative Offices
Russell Robinson, Director
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 plays a key role in making sure the County is and stays in a stable financial position.
CIRCUT 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 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.
CLERK & MASTER
Cheri Lipford, Certified Administrator of Elections
The Johnson County Election Commission has the statutory responsibilities of registering voters and conducting elections.
Perry L. Stout
GENERAL SESSIONS/JUVENILE JUDGE
The criminal wing of the Sessions Court handles all criminal cases charged in the county. It can render disposition on misdemeanors and probable cause hearings on felonies. The civil wing of the Sessions Court handles all damages cases up to $25,000, all detainer summonses, and orders of protection. The Juvenile wing has exclusive jurisdiction of dependent neglect children, truant children, and unruly children. It also legitimates children and collects child support on behalf of the children under its jurisdiction.
196 Pleasant Valley Road | Mountain City, TN 37683
Sandy Hammons, Litter Control Officer
Recycling Center Address: Election Avenue | Mountain City, TN 37683
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.
Freida May Gwinn, Register of Deeds
REGISTER OF DEEDS
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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.
Leah Charland, Community Coordinator
SAFE BABY COURT
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.
Mayor Larry Potter
378 Industrial Park Road | Mountain City, TN 37683
Lisa J. Crowder
Johnson County Courthouse | 222 W Main Street | Mountain City, TN
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.
Ralph Hutto & Karen Manuel
VETERAN'S AFFAIRS & SAFETY
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.
YOUTH SERVICES OFFICER
The Youth Services Officer of the County meets with unruly and delinquent juveniles and their families to counsel the youth, make appropriate referrals to public as well as private agencies, and to provide information for us by the court.
JOHNSON COUNTY ATTORNEY