Beautiful, Rural, Hancock County Tennessee.

Hancock County is nestled in Central Appalachia and provides residents and visitors with a beautiful rural atmosphere year-round. Whether blooming with the promise of spring or set ablaze with the colors of fall, the mountains and ridges that make up our county are a sight to behold and are full of natural wonders to be discovered. The tranquil Clinch and Powell Rivers take winding courses through the county, creating lush valleys and plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertainment. A peaceful small-town atmosphere offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life, and the sense of community here is as old and strong as the land itself.

We have friendly, hardworking residents who are proud of their heritage while looking toward the future with hope and initiative. Whether you are looking for a scenic place to visit, a hometown in which to raise a family or a willing community in which to locate a business, you are welcome in Hancock County, Home of the Melungeons. Take a scenic drive across our mountain roads where we are sure you will enjoy the trip.

We hope to see you . .

"Overhome."


ATTENTION

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNTY MAYOR, THOMAS HARRISON

“BE PREPARED, NOT SCARED”

Dear Citizens / Friends of Hancock County,

This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency. Your elected leaders and public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the coronavirus and provide care to those who are in need. 

Due to risk of our citizens and employees, the courthouse will be closed to the public until further notice. 

We are here to serve you but only by phone, fax, or email. Please don’t hesitate to call us. We are here to help but also want to keep you safe. Your needs and health is our main priority. If you absolutely have to come and conduct business, please call in advance and we will arrange to serve you at the door.

Please help us control this virus by social distancing.

Thank you,

Thomas J. Harrison

Phone Numbers 

Mayor Thomas J. Harrison                              Office 423-733-4341   cell 423-526-9056

Register of Deeds, Janie Lamb                        Office 423-733-4545   cell 423-300-9053

Trustee, Chuck Johnson                                   Office 423-733-2939  

Election Commission, Sue Greer                     Office 423-733-4549

Tax Assessor, Bill Seal                                     Office 423-733-2332

Chancery Court Clerk, Judy Trent                  Office 423-733-4524

Circuit Court Clerk, Micah Wallen                 Office  423-733-2954

Current Events

ATTENTION

The Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended all in-person court proceedings until further notice!  Click here for details

The Circuit Court Clerk's office will NOT be open on a REGULAR basis until further notice. Please call before planning a visit to see Mr. Wallen or Mrs. Slone.

                                                         UPDATE
Hancock County Jury orientation scheduled for April 2, 2020 has now been rescheduled for August 3, 2020 at 8:30 am. If you have any questions, please call the Circuit Court Clerk's office at 423-733-2954.


Various businesses and organizations may have adjusted hours due to the COVID-19 outbreak in our country. Please call before visiting desired place to prevent exposure and precious time wasted.


The City of Sneedville City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Customers must use the Dropbox for payments or mail them to us. If payments are not the correct amount we will apply any change due you to your next month's bill. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
William Pat Riley, City Mayor


The Register of Deeds office is offering a free title search from 2003 up to present for anyone needing to research a deed. This service is FREE only during this time of the COVID-19 threat. It is the wish of Mrs. Lamb to make access of this material and still stay in the guidelines of the CDC. This resource can be accessed at: ustitlesearch.net

To the Citizens of Hancock County:

We would like to make the citizens aware of the protocols and precautions concerning the Coronavirus / COVID-19.

At this time March 16, 2020 Hancock County Mayors office, Sheriff Department, and EMS would like to first and foremost inform you to use good judgement and common sense that we all know our citizens already have concerning the virus.

·         Wash your hands.

·         Limit travel to and with large groups of people.

·         Prepare yourselves with the general necessities.

·         Please be mindful of your neighbors and family members, especially the elderly, as they are the most vulnerable. Make sure they have food, water, and medical supplies and limit visitations. Doing so will ensure you are mindful of the risk that you could impose on them.

Court House hours will remain the same Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

The Mayor's office will be open and business is as usual.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department will also conduct business as usual.

·         We want to make you aware that visitation has been suspended at the jail until further notice.

·         Work release has been scaled back to county services only until further notice.

·         There will not be any religious services conducted until further notice in order to protect the inmate population.

EMS will conduct business as usual.

·         Please note that with any emergency to call 911.

·         If you develop symptoms and think you possibly have COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the Nurse Connect Hotline for Ballad Health @ (833)-822-5523.

·         If you feel like you have a more serious situation or your illness progresses, please call 911.

·         Ultimately, we are here to serve you. Just know we do the very best we can with the amount of employees, ambulances, and supplies we have.

All court sessions have been cancelled until April 1, 2020 or until further notice, which limits the amount of traffic that comes through the court house. If you have any questions please call @ (423)-733-2954.

The Hancock County Register of Deeds office will remain open as of now. If you need to obtain a copy of a deed or other document, we can fax or mail the documents to you at no charge in a timely manner. If you need to record a document, mail it to Hancock County Register of Deeds PO Box 347, Sneedville, TN 37869. If you have questions about the recording fees, please call the office @ (423)-733-4545.

Hancock County Clerk's Office will be open as usual. If you feel like you should not visit the office, you may visit the website: https://secure.tncountyclerk.com/index.php and choose Hancock County or you can call the office @ (423)-733-2519.

Please use caution when considering visiting the court house. If you can call and we can help you over the phone, please call instead. If not, we are here to assist you.

These precautions, and the good Lord, will see us through this difficult time as He has in the past. If we can assist you, please call us:

·         Mayor Thomas J. Harrison @ (423)-526-9056 or (423)-733-4341

·         Sheriff Brad Brewer @ (423)-300-8494 or (423)-733-2249

·         EMS Director Joel Bowers @ (423)-300-9611 or (423)-733-4454

From the County Clerk's Office:

FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC AND OUR STAFF THESE CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. HANCOCK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE WILL SUSPEND ALL DRIVER LICENSE SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
YOU CAN STILL GO TO TN. DEPT. SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE SERVICE.

WE WOULD LIKE FOR EVERYONE TO USE ONLINE SERVICE THAT CAN TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE PLATE OR MAIL IN,
HANCOCK COUNTY CLERK
JESSIE ROYSTON
PO BOX 575
SNEEDVILLE TN. 37869

E-MAIL ADDRESS
tncountyclerk.com
and select renewals then county

FOR HUNTING AND FISHING YOU MAY GO ONLLINE TO ACCESS TWRA
WWW.TNWILDLIFE.ORG
The office is still open and doing business!! Just trying to eliminate as much foot traffic as possible
DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL MY OFFICE IF I CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE
423-733-2519
JESSIE ROYSTON

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Need a building permit? Call the Mayor's office at 423-733-4341


Are you a veteran and looking for information for help and services: Keith (Shorty) Godfriaux is the Veteran's Service Officer for Hancock County. He can be reached at 423-733-4423, Tues. - Fri. 9:30am-3:00pm. His address is P.O. Box 279, Sneedville, TN 37869


Are you looking for employment? The American Job Center wants to help! Located at 1861 Main Street, Lauren and Mary Jane are waiting to assist with training, job search, resumes and anything pertaining to your successful employment. Call 423-733-1331 or visit www.jobs4tn.gov for information!!


For road conditions, call the Highway Dept. at 423-733-2201, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. After hours, call the Sheriff's office at 423-733-2249. NEVER CALL 911 EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENGY!!!


For school closure information, please call 423-733-2591 for an automated response-between 4:00 pm and 8:00 am


Are you new to Hancock County and need an address? Contact E911 Director, Jamie Stanifer at 423-733-8453 or 423-973-1376.


Daryl Brady, Field Representative for Congressman Phil Roe, is available the first Thursday of each month at the courthouse from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 


Are you missing your birth certificate, marriage license, a death certificate, etc.? Visit https://vitalchek.com to learn how you can obtain these certified records!


  • Did you know you can renew your current gun carry permit at the County Clerk's office? Visit Jessie Royston's page here  for more information!



  • Join the 2020 Census Team!! Be a census taker! Apply online at: 2020census.gov/jobs

  • Hancock County has received funding through a 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the construction of a spec building in the industrial park. In order to satisfy the Fair Housing Requirement of the CDBG grant, the county has placed a display a the Hancock County Courthouse for public viewing between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The placing of the Fair Housing display is to ensure citizens are treated fairly in all housing matters including buying or renting, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family size. The location of the display is accessible for persons with a disability. If other special accommodations are needed, please contact Mayor Harrison at 423-733-4341.

    Hancock County government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hancock County government offices comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which this entinity has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.                                                                                                                                                             
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