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

Hamilton County, Tennessee Overview

Hamilton County is located in the state of Tennessee. The county was formed in October 25, 1819 and named after Alexander Hamilton. The county seat is Chattanooga. As of 2010, the county has a population of 336,463. The county has a total area of 576 square miles, 542 square miles of which is land, and 33 square miles is water. The county consists of 30 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 37421 recorded as the one with the largest population. Hamilton County borders the following counties: Bledsoe County, Tennessee to the north; Catoosa County, Georgia and Walker County, Georgia to the south; Bradley County, Tennessee to the east; Marion County, Tennessee to the west; Rhea County, Tennessee and Meigs County, Tennessee to the northeast; Sequatchie County, Tennessee to the northwest; Dade County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Whitfield County, Georgia to the southeast.

Hamilton County Clerk Information

Duties of the office range from secretary to the County Commission to conducting a great deal of the State’s taxation duties within the County. The Clerk also serves as Chairman of the County Records Commission. Various public records are kept on file by the Clerk.

Public record requests shall be made to the Public Records Request Coordinator (”PRRC”) or his/her designee in order to ensure public record requests are routed to the appropriate records custodian and fulfilled in a timely manner. Requests for inspection may be made orally or in writing using the attached Public Records Request Form. Requests for copies, or requests for inspection and copies, shall be made in writing using the same attached Public Records Request Form. The form requires your contact information, as well as the specifics of your requests. More information can be found in the Public Record Request Policy here.

Several frequently requested public records can also be requested through the forms found in the link below.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

William F. Knowles, County Clerk
625 Georgia Avenue
Room 201
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6500
Fax: (423) 209-6501

Register of Deeds

The principal duty of the County Register’s office is to record deeds and other instruments required or allowed to be filed by law. Writings eligible for registration include deeds, powers of attorney, mortgages, marriage settlements, plats, military discharges, etc.

The Register of Deeds has an online record search available here,

which requires an account that yuo can obtain by contacting the Register. The search requires that you first perform a search on the Assessor’s Property Search, and use the information of the parcel you need to have the record of to search its records in the Register’s search. More detailed instructions are given here.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Pam Hurst, Hamilton County Register of Deeds
400 Courthouse, 625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-209-6560
Fax: 423-209-6561
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:30am – 5:00pm)

Assessor of Property

The Assessor of Property, according to Tennessee State Law T.C.A. 67-5-1601, is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing each piece of property in Hamilton County. The Assessor of Property must keep current information of the ownership and characteristics of all property.

street name, street number, parcel number, and owner

Below is the physical address of the Assessor of Property:

Marty Haynes, Assessor of Property
6135 Heritage Park Drive
Bonny Oaks
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: 423-209-7300
Fax: 423-209-7301
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00pm)

Circuit Court Clerk

The Clerk of the Circuit Court maintains Circuit and Sessions Civil Courts. The Clerk’s responsibility is to attend the court by providing staff, which performs all the clerical functions for the courts. The Clerk is responsible for the management of all complaints, petitions, summons, orders and other documents relating to lawsuits filed with the court.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Court Clerk:

Larry L. Henry, Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk
500 Courthouse
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-209-6700
Fax: 423-209-6701
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 4:00pm)

Hamilton, TN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009341,956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200958,826
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009537
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009338
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009446
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,734
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200937,215
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093,805
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20097,119
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009889
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200934,267
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009589
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009627
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200936,455
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,426
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009326
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200910,950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20098,174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009289
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,785
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009496
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,432
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009867
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009109,777
Hamilton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Hamilton 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:Hamilton County Marriage License
Location:625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37402
Phone:423-209-6500

Hamilton County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 625 Georgia Ave # 400, Chattanooga, TN 37402, United States
Phone: 423-209-6560

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