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

Franklin County, Tennessee Overview

Franklin County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in 1807. Named after Benjamin Franklin, the county seat is Winchester and it has a population of 41,052 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 576 square miles, with its land area encompassing 555 square miles, and its water area 21 square miles. The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37398 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Franklin County borders the following counties: Coffee County, Tennessee to the north; Jackson County, Alabama to the south; Marion County, Tennessee to the east; Lincoln County, Tennessee to the west; Grundy County, Tennessee to the northeast; Moore County, Tennessee to the northwest, and; Madison County, Alabama to the southwest.

Franklin County Clerk Information

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Phillip Custer, County Clerk
1 South Jefferson St.
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone: (931) 967-2541
Fax: (931) 962-3394
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Closed some Saturdays if holiday weekend.

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, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, papers under the Uniform Commercial Code, and other types of instruments. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts, and other transactions that affect the public interest.

TitleSearcher allows online access to land record documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You’ll find images and index information for deeds, mortgages, releases, power of attorneys, restrictions, plat maps, and any other document types filed at the county recorder’s office. Members enjoy the ability to search for documents by name, book and page, subdivision & lot information, instrument number, legal description, document type and daily notebooks. Document images are made available in both TIFF and PDF format for hassle free viewing and printing.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Lydia Curtis Johnson, Register of Deeds
1 South Jefferson Street Room 300,
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone: (931)967-2840
Fax: (931)962-1463
Property Assessor
The Franklin County Assessor Property’s primary responsibility is to provide the Franklin County taxpayers with accurate and fair appraisals of their property.

The Assessor creates and maintains an individual property record card on every parcel of property in the county. These records are updated weekly by the State of Tennessee Local Assessor System for web viewing. Specific records can be retrieved through use of a computer terminal available to the general public. Information contained on property record cards includes:
Street address of the property
Names of owner(s)
Parcel identification number
…among others

These information is also available online thru

Below is the physical address of the Property Assessor:

Bruce Spencer, Franklin County Property Assessor
No. 1 South Jefferson
Street (Room 101)
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone: (931) 967-3869
Fax: (931) 962-1486
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Circuit Court Clerk
The Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk offers web access to court case information in Circuit and General Sessions Courts on a subscription basis. This service allows users to view case information including; case filings, service of process, charges, court dockets, hearings, attorneys, fees, payment history, rule dockets, execution dockets and court dockets. The information is available 24 hours a day. The information in the system is updated every night at 8:00 p.m. The fee for the subscription is currently $350.00 per year. The link is given below.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

Robert Baggett, Circuit Court Clerk
440 George Fraley Parkway Room #157
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone: 931-967-2923
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Franklin, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200942,543
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20098,917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,142
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009215
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009781
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009236
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,680
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,538
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009272
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009435
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,250
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,087
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009404
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009259
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,476
Franklin County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Franklin 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:Fentress County Marriage License
Location:101 South Main Street, Jamestown, Tennessee, 38556
Phone:931-879-8014

Franklin County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1 S Jefferson St, Winchester, TN 37398, United States
Phone: 931-967-2541

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