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

Carter County, Tennessee Overview

Carter County is located in the state of Tennessee. Named after Landon Carter, the county was formed in 1796 and its county seat is Elizabethton. The county has a total population of 57,424, as of 2010, with its area spanning 348 square miles (land area being 341 square miles, while water area being 6.4 square miles). The county consists of 8 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37643 recorded as the one with the largest population. Carter County borders the following counties: Sullivan County, Tennessee to the north; Mitchell County, North Carolina to the south; Washington County, Tennessee to the west; Johnson County, Tennessee to the northeast; Unicoi County, Tennessee to the southwest, and; Avery County, North Carolina to the southeast.

Carter County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is the clerk for the county legislative body and responsible for keeping the official record of the County Commission meetings. Other duties, although not exhaustive, for this office include the following

  • Registration of motor vehicles and collection of applicable sales taxes
    Renewal of vehicle tags
    Processing online vehicle tag renewals
    Issuance of disabled persons placards
    Replacement titles

  • Issuance of marriage licenses
    Processing of Notary Public applications
    …among others

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Mary Gouge, County Clerk
    801 East Elk Avenue
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Office Phone: (423) 542-1814
    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Saturday (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

    Register of Deeds
    The Register’s primary function is to make and preserve a record of instruments required or allowed by law to be filed or recorded. The Register’s office is in the county seat, and the records and papers must remain in the office at all times.

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    Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

    Edrie “Jody” Bristol, Register of Deeds
    Carter County Courthouse
    801 East Elk Avenue
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Office Phone: (423) 542-1830
    Fax: (423) 542-3903
    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

    Circuit Court Clerk
    The Carter County Circuit Court Clerk is located in the Carter County Justice Center and administers to the following courts

  • Criminal Court
    Circuit Court
    General Sessions Court
    Juvenile Court

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

    Johnny Blankenship, Circuit Court Clerk
    900 East Elk Avenue
    Suite 906
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Phone: 423.542.1835
    Fax: 423.542.3742

    Carter County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Carter 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:Carter County Marriage License
    Location:801 Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, Tennessee, 37643


    Carter County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 801 East Elk Avenue Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Phone: (423) 542-1814

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