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

DeKalb County, Tennessee Overview

DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in 1837. Named after Johann de Kalb, the county seat is Smithville and it has a population of 18,723 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 329 square miles, with its land area encompassing 304 square miles, and its water area 25 square miles. The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37166 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, DeKalb County borders the following counties: Warren County, Tennessee to the south; White County, Tennessee to the east; Wilson County, Tennessee to the west; Putnam County, Tennessee to the northeast; Smith County, Tennessee to the northwest, and; Cannon County, Tennessee to the southwest.

DeKalb County Clerk Information

The Court Clerk serves as clerk of and keeps records of the county legislative body. Minutes of county commission meetings are required to be promptly and fully recorded and open to public inspection. The office also collects business taxes, handles motor vehicle registration and licensing, issues marriage licenses, and keeps a record of the notaries public.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

James L. ‘Jimmy’ Poss, County Court Clerk
732 S. Congress Blvd.
Room 102
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-5177
Office Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00am – 4:30pm), Saturday (8:00am – 11:30am)

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deed records and stores all records pertaining to ownership of real and personal property. Including deeds, deeds of trust (mortgages), financing statements called fixture filings under the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.), assignments, plats, court decrees, leases, liens, releases and many other instruments.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Jeff McMillen, Register of Deeds
732 S. Congress Blvd.
Room 101
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-4153
Office Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00am – 4:30pm)

Property Tax Assessor

The assessor determines the value of all property in the county, whether real, personal or mixed, including mineral rights, leaseholds and all other property except property of public utilities valued by the state.

Below is the physical address of the Property Tax Assessor:

Shannon Cantrell, Property Tax Assessor
732 S. Congress Blvd.
Room 104
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-5925
Office Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00am – 4:30pm)

Circuit Court Clerk

This office is the Clerk for General Sessions, Circuit and Criminal Courts and also keeps detailed records of all court proceedings and collects all fines, fees and litigation taxes ordered by the court.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

Katherine Pack, Circuit Court Clerk
1 Public Square
Room 303
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615-597-5711
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday (8:00am – 4:30pm), Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm)

DeKalb County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in DeKalb 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:DeKalb County Marriage License
Location:732 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville, Tennessee, 37166


De Kalb County Register-Deeds
County Government Office

Address: 732 S Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN 37166, United States
Phone: 615-597-4153

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