All courthouse offices will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24, 2017
in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
The annual Hancock County Christmas parade will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at
6:00 pm. This year's theme is "Christmas Memories"
A Hancock County Parks and Recreation Master Plan workshop with be held Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the courthouse. A second workshop will be Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the health department. Call the Mayor's office
at 423-733-4341 for more details.
Highways for Heroes Mobile Unit is a mobile service that parks across from the courthouse in the city parking lot on certain days of the year. The next date is unavailable at the present time. Services include testing, CDL renewals, hand gun permits, photo ID and more!
Watch for updating dates and time!
Need a building permit? Call the Mayor's office at 423-733-4341.
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 EMERGENCY!
For school closure information, please call 423-733-2591 for an automated response between 4:00 pm and 8:00 am.
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 . .