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

Cocke County, Tennessee Overview

Cocke County is located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in October 9, 1797 and named after William Cocke. The county seat is Newport. As of 2010, the county has a population of 35,662. The county has a total area of 443 square miles, 435 square miles of which is land, and 8.6 square miles is water. The county consists of 7 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37821 recorded as the one with the largest population. Cocke County borders the following counties: Hamblen County, Tennessee to the north; Haywood County, North Carolina to the south; Madison County, North Carolina to the east; Greene County, Tennessee to the northeast; Jefferson County, Tennessee to the northwest, and; Sevier County, Tennessee to the southwest.

Cocke County Clerk Information

Duties of the County Clerk range from Secretary to the Cocke County Legislative Body and taxation duties of the State, Chairman of the Records Commission, Secretary to the Beer Board, Notary Public applications, Septic Tank Permits, Manufactured Home Permits. They also issue marriage license, business license and Driver License.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Jan Brockwell, County Clerk
111 Court Avenue
Room 101
Newport, Tennessee 37821
Phone: (423) 623-6176
Fax: (423) 623-6178
Assessor of Property
It is this office’s responsibility to discover, list, classify, and value all property within the jurisdiction of Cocke County for tax purposes.

Below is the physical address of the Assessor of Property:
Angie Shelton, Property Assessor
111 Court Ave
Room 112
Newport, Tennessee 37821
Phone: (423) 623-7024

Circuit Court Clerk

The Circuit Court Clerk and her staff are responsible for filing civil and criminal cases and appeals from Juvenile and General Sessions Court. The Circuit Court also handles civil and criminal jury trials and child support cases. The Circuit Court handles payments of delinquent taxes, court costs, fines, fees and restitution as ordered by the Court.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

Peggy W. Lane, Circuit Court Clerk
111 Court Avenue, Room 201
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: 423-623-6124, 423-623-6125, 423-623-1000 (For Jury Information)
Fax: 423-625-3889

Records and Archives

Cocke County Archives preserves and maintains vital county records from 1877-present. The preservation of records include: Assessor, County Clerk, County Mayor, Chancery Court, Circuit/Criminal Court, General Sessions Court, Juvenile Court, Register Of Deeds, and Trustee. Records are cleaned, repaired, indexed, and filed. The county archives also oversees the disposal of temporary records according to state guidelines and with authorization of the County Public Records Commission.

Below is the physical address of the Records and Archives:
Chris Hoaglan, Archives Director
360 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: 423-465-3023
Hours: 8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday

Cocke, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200933,962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009468
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,045
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,718
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,349
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009570
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009334
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,621
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009682
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009252
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20096,691
Cocke County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cocke 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:Cocke County Marriage License
Location:111 Court Avenue, Newport, Tennessee, 37821
Phone:423-623-6176

Cocke County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 111 Court Ave #101, Newport, TN 37821, United States
Phone: 423-623-6176

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