Lookup Public Records in Benton CountyTennessee. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Benton County, Tennessee Overview

Benton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in 1836. Named after David Benton (early settler), the county seat is Camden and it has a population of 16,489 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 436 square miles, with its land area encompassing 394 square miles, and its water area 41 square miles. The county consists of 6 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 38320 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Benton County borders the following counties: Decatur County, Tennessee to the south; Humphreys County, Tennessee to the east; Carroll County, Tennessee to the west; Stewart County, Tennessee and Houston County, Tennessee to the northeast; Henry County, Tennessee to the northwest, and; Perry County, Tennessee to the southeast.

Benton County Clerk Information

The county clerk performs a wide variety of functions, which generally include: (1) keeping the official records of the county legislative body; (2) collecting certain local and state taxes (such as local wheel taxes, local hotel/motel taxes, beer taxes, business taxes, and vehicle registration fees); (3) issuing motor vehicle titles and registrations; (4) issuing marriage licenses; (5) issuing business licenses; (6) processing applications for beer permits; (7) processing applications for notaries public; (8) issuing pawnbroker licenses; and (9) issuing hunting and fishing licenses.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Wanda Malin, County Court Clerk
1 Court Square, Room 101
Camden, TN 38320
Phone: (731) 584-6053
Fax: (731) 584-4640

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.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Sonya Volz, Register of Deeds
1 Courtroom Square, Room 105
Camden, TN 38320
Phone: (731) 584-6661

Assessor of Property

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. Assessors are also required to maintain the property maps of the county.

Below is the physical address of the Assessor of Property:
Ryan Hall, Assessor of Property
1 Court Square, Room 104
Camden, TN 38320
Phone: (731) 584-7615

Circuit Court Clerk

Some of the clerks’ duties include the following: (1) attending each court session with all the papers for the cases on the docket; (2) administering oaths to parties and witnesses who testify; (3) 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; (4) 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; among others.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:
Sam Rainwaters, Circuit Court Clerk
1 Court Square, Room 107
Camden, TN 38320
Phone: (731) 584-6165 or (731) 584-6711

Benton, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200914,550
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – United States or American – 2005-20093,685
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Arab – 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – British – 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Czech – 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Danish – 2005-200951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Dutch – 2005-2009146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – English – 2005-20091,409
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – European – 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – French (except Basque) – 2005-2009245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – French Canadian – 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – German – 2005-20091,510
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Greek – 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Hungarian – 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Irish – 2005-20092,569
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Italian – 2005-2009309
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Lithuanian – 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Norwegian – 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Polish – 2005-200993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Portuguese – 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Russian – 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Scotch-Irish – 2005-2009512
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Scottish – 2005-2009282
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Slovak – 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Subsaharan African – 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Swedish – 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Swiss – 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Ukrainian – 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Welsh – 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) – 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As – Other Groups – 2005-20093,160
Benton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Benton County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 36, Ch. 3 and Enforcement of antenuptial agreements – Title 36, §36-3-501
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Benton County Marriage License
Location:1 Court Square, Camden, Tennessee, 38320
Phone:731-584-6053

Benton County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 1 Court Sq # 105, Camden, TN 38320, United States
Phone: 731-584-6661

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