Lincoln County Courthouse Offices
The Lincoln County Courthouse is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of holidays. The County Clerk’s office is also open the last Saturday of each month from January thru October from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Is the chief executive officer of the county and as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the legislative body as well as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of each committee of the legislative body, except as provided by law or by the legislative body. The county mayor may be elected chairperson of the legislated body, and may vote in the event of a tie. Otherwise, the county mayor, if not the chairperson, has veto power over legislative resolutions adopted by the legislated body. Serves as the chief financial officer and has other duties and interacts with other county officials in almost every area of local administration. Bill Newman, 931-433-3045.
Keeps the official record of the legislative body. Collects certain local and state taxes (local wheel tax, business taxes, vehicle registration fees, wholesale beer tax, local hotel-motel taxes.) The county clerk also issues marriage licenses. Phyllis F. Counts, 931-433-2454.
Serves three primary functions: (1) collect all county property taxes; (2) keep a fair regular account of all money received; and (3) investing temporarily idle county funds. In addition, disburse sales tax revenues and collects other state and local taxes. Mary Jane Porter, 931-433-1371.
Register of Deeds
Records deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, liens contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, papers under the Uniform Commercial Code, and other types of instruments. Responsible for collecting “transfer” and “mortgage” taxes. Provides public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts, and other transactions. Randy Delap, 931-433-5366.
Assessor of Property
Serves two basic functions: (1) appraisal and assessment. The assessor appraises the value of property and assesses the value. The assessed amount is taxed according to the rate established by the county legislative body. (2) Assessors are also required to maintain the property maps of the county. Paul Braden, 931-433-5409.
Prepares county’s annual budget, handles all county payroll, acts as purchasing agent for county, maintains effective bookkeeping and accounting system. Cole Bradford, 931-438-1565.
Clerk and Master
Serves as Chancery and Probate Court Clerk. Civil cases are handled in the office, such as divorces, adoptions, debt/contracts, real estate matters, estates, guardianships, and conservatorships, etc. Delinquent property taxes (county and city) are turned over to this office for collection. Attends and performs all clerical functions of both courts. Maintains and preserves all records with some quasi-judicial authority. Chancellor J. B. Cox, Clerk and Master Rebecca Bartlett, 931-433-1482.
Circuit Court Clerk
Also serves as General Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerk. Attends and performs all clerical functions of these courts. Maintains all files and preserves the minutes of Circuit and Juvenile Court. Records all court judgments or decrees, and receipts and disbursements in all cases. Criminal and Civil General Sessions Clerks have similar duties: (1) retaining, presevering and filing in order all papers for Criminal and Civil cases; (2) maintains indexes for all cases filed in Circuit/ General Sessions Courts. Juvenile cases are confidential, but the clerk performs the same duties as for the Circuit and General Sessions Courts. Judge Andy Myrick, Judge Forest A Durard, Jr, Judge Lee Russell. District Attorney Rob Carter. Circuit Court Clerk, Lisa Simmons, 931-433-2334. To pay your court costs online, please click here.